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Legal Information: Minnesota

Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
August 6, 2020

How much does it cost to file for a harassment restraining order?

There can be a filing fee for a harassment restraining order, depending on the facts of your case and who you are filing against.  The district court can tell you what the fee is but it can likely be a few hundred dollars.1  However, if you are a low-income person and meet the income guidelines, the fee will be waived.  Also, regardless of your income, if you allege that the respondent committed stalkingthe fee will be waived.2

1 According to the Minnesota Judicial Branch, the base filing fee is $287 plus possible “law library fees”
2 MN Code § 609.748(3a)