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How to Domesticate an Out-of-State Subpoena in Minnesota

Understanding How to Domesticate an Out-of-State Subpoena in Minnesota:


Minnesota is a state that adheres to Uniform Interstate Deposition and Discovery Act (UIDDA), which was passed into law on July 1, 2015. The act allows people living out of Minnesota to file and serve an international subpoena.

For litigants living outside Minnesota and wishing to serve a subpoena to residents of Minnesota, they must adhere to UIDDA and Minnesota's laws. According to the laws of Minnesota, a subpoena must contain the following information:

  • Name of the out-of-state issuing court

  • Title of the action, location, and name of the international court where there is a pending legal proceeding

  • Court file number

  • Command the addressed person or persons to either attend a trial to give their testimony or produce documents, books, or anything in their possession.

  • Contain a notice and should note any reimbursement of expenses according to Rule 45.03

Issuance of a Foreign Subpoena in Minnesota

  • Request issuance of an out-of-state subpoena from the court administrator in the county where you are seeking discovery.

  • The court administrator in Minnesota must then issue a subpoena to the individual or corporation it is addressed to. The relevant fees must be paid to the court administrator.

  • The subpoena issued by the Minnesota district court administrator must be issued according to Rule 45.02

  • The individual being served can file to revoke or quash the subpoena; they must do so through Minnesota Court and adhere to UIDDA's laws.

Our Team Helps in the Issuance of Out-of-State Subpoenas

If you are interested in how to domesticate an out-of-state subpoena in Minnesota, when submitting an out-of-state subpoena in Minnesota, you must ensure it is prepared correctly and completed according to Minnesota and UIDDA law. Our team can help file, submit, and issue subpoenas.


We help to submit a foreign subpoena to the Minnesota court administrator for domestication. Our team will review the required filing fees and ensure they are included. We have qualified process servers who will complete the service of the process. Our team is committed to offering unmatched excellence and will ensure the entire process is streamlined.


Primarily, we are versed with Minnesota court protocol and will ensure the process of serving international subpoenas is as smooth as possible. Ensure you contact us to serve legal papers to anyone living in another state.




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