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Below are the most commonly used forms in the District Court of the District of Minnesota. For additional forms, please visit the forms library on the United States Courts website by clicking on the link.

To use the forms, right-click the link and select the "Save Target As..."option if you are using Internet Explorer. If you are using Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome, right-click and select the "Save Link As..." option. If you only have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer you will not be able to save the additions made to the ADOBE PDF form.

Note about fillable PDF forms: Before filing a fillable PDF form on CM/ECF, you must flatten the form by printing the PDF, rather than saving the PDF. Instructions for printing a fillable PDF form:

- On the menu bar, select File, Print...
- In the Printer section, select Adobe PDF from the Name dropdown;
- In the Print Range section, select the All radio button;
- Click [OK];
- The Save PDF File As window appears;
- Browse to desired location, enter a file name and click [Save].

Appeal Forms (Civil and Criminal)
Motion and Affidavit for Permission to Appeal In Forma Pauperis PDF DOC
Notice of Appeal (Civil) PDF DOC
Notice of Appeal (Criminal) PDF DOC
Attorney Forms
Inactive Attorney Procedure PDF DOC
MDL Registration Form PDF DOC
Motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice PDF DOC
Motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice of U.S. Government Attorney PDF DOC
Motion for Permission for a Non-Resident to Serve as Local Counsel PDF DOC
Motion to Withdraw as Counsel of Record Without Substitution DOC
Notice of Appearance DOC
Notice of Withdrawal and Substitution of Counsel DOC
Petition for Admission PDF DOC
Petition for Admission PROCEDURES PDF
Request to Practice by Special Permission for U.S. Government Attorneys PDF DOC
Student Attorney Certification and Notice of Appearance of Student Attorney PDF DOC
Criminal Forms
Anticipatory Search and Seizure Warrant PDF DOC
Application for a Search Warrant PDF DOC
Application for a Tracking Warrant PDF DOC
Application for Warrant to Seize Property Subject to Forfeiture PDF DOC
Joint Motion to Schedule Case for Consolidated Plea and Sentencing Hearing PDF DOC
Motion to Exclude Time Under the Speedy Trial Act PDF DOC
Notice of Related Cases PDF DOC
Notice Withdrawing a Sealed Document DOC
Proposed Order - Exclusion of Time Under the Speedy Trial Act PDF DOC
Search and Seizure Warrant PDF DOC
Search and Seizure Warrant on Oral Testimony PDF DOC
Statement of Facts in Support of Exclusion of Time Under the Speedy Trial Act PDF DOC
Subpoena to Testify at a Deposition in a Criminal Case PDF DOC
Tracking Warrant PDF DOC
Warrant to Seize Property Subject to Forfeiture PDF DOC
ECF Forms
Application to File Certain Documents Conventionally DOC
Application for Pro Se Litigant to File Electronically PDF DOC
Application to File Certain Documents Conventionally - Instructions PDF
Conventional Filing Placeholder DOC
Conventional Filing Placeholder - Instructions PDF DOC
Declaration of Technical Difficulties PDF DOC
Reference List of Personal Identifiers PDF DOC
Reference List of Personal Identifiers - Sample PDF
Request for Exemption from Electronic Filing PDF DOC
Request for Refund of Electronic Fees Made in Error PDF DOC
Initiating Documents Forms
Application to Proceed Without Prepaying Fees or Costs PDF DOC
Complaint PDF DOC
Complaint-Judicial Review of Decision of the Comm of Soc Security PDF DOC
Copyright Form PDF
Employment Discrimination Complaint PDF DOC
JS-44 Civil Cover Sheet PDF DOC
Patent and Trademark PDF
Social Security Case Assignment Form PDF DOC
Summons in a Civil Action PDF DOC
Summons on a Third Party Complaint PDF DOC
Joint Motion Regarding Continued Sealing Forms
Joint Motion Regarding Continued Sealing PDF DOC
Joint Motion Regarding Continued Sealing - Sample PDF DOC
Motions/Related Filings/Dismissal Forms
LR 7.1/72.2 Certificate of Compliance PDF DOC
Meet-and-Confer Statement PDF DOC
Memorandum of Law PDF DOC
Motion PDF DOC
Notice of Dismissal PDF DOC
Notice of Hearing PDF
Notice of Stipulated Dismissal PDF DOC
Post-Judgment & Miscellaneous Forms
Bill of Costs PDF
Bill of Costs Guide PDF
Registry Deposit Information Form PDF DOC
Withdrawal Payee Information PDF DOC
Writ of Execution PDF
Pretrial, Discovery & Trial Forms
Consent to Magistrate Judge PDF DOC
Electronic Discovery Guide PDF
Exhibit List PDF DOC
Exhibit List - Continuation PDF DOC
Protective Order Notice PDF DOC
Rule 26(f) Report & Proposed Sched Order (non-patent) PDF DOC
Rule 26(f) Report & Proposed Sched Order (patent) PDF DOC
Rule 7.1 Corporate Disclosure Statement PDF DOC
Stipulation for Protective Order PDF DOC
Subpoena to Appear/Testify at Hearing or Trial in Civil Action PDF DOC
Subpoena to Produce Docs/Info/Objects or permit Inspection of Premises PDF DOC
Subpoena to Testify at Deposition or Produce Documents in Civil Action PDF DOC
Witness List PDF DOC
Witness List - Continuation PDF DOC
Prisoner Forms
Civil Rights Complaint - 1983 PDF
Motion to Vacate - 2255 PDF
Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus - 2241 PDF
Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus - 2254 PDF
Pro Se Project and Early Settlement Conference Project Forms
ESCP Overview PDF
ESCP Pro Se Litigant Information PDF
Notice of Limited Appearance PDF DOC
Order Removing Case from ESCP DOC
Pro Se Party's Declaration PDF DOC
Referral Order DOC
Service of Process Forms
Certificate of Service for Service by Mail PDF DOC
Certificate of Service of Conventionally Filed/Sealed Documents PDF DOC
Certificate of Service of Proposed Orders PDF DOC
Notice of a Lawsuit and Request to Waive Service of a Summons PDF DOC
Waiver of the Service of Summons PDF DOC
Transcript Forms
Digital Audio Request Form PDF
Notice of Intent-Request Redaction_Notice that No Redaction Required PDF DOC
Ordering Digital Audio Recordings Electronic Filing Instructions PDF DOC
Ordering Transcripts Electronic Filing Instructions PDF DOC
Statement of Redaction PDF DOC
Statement of Redaction Filed Under Seal to Comply with 18 U.S.C. ยง 3509(d) PDF DOC
Stip of Lead Counsel Re: MDL Transcripts - Court's External Website DOC
Transcript Order Form DOC
Transcript Order Form - SAMPLE PDF