Subpoenas can be obtained from the Court Administrators Office in the county where the court action is filed. Service of the subpoena can be made by someone who is not a part of the court action or by the Meeker County Sheriff's Office. To do so, an original and copy for service must be given to the Sheriff's Office.
Following service, the original subpoena will be returned to the plaintiff along with an Certificate of Service. It is the responsibility of the plaintiff to return these to the Court Administrator's Office.
A subpoena can be served upon the person or left with someone of reasonable age and discretion who resides at the same address. A witness who has received a subpoena is, in most cases, entitled to witness fees and mileage in advance. If so, a check to cover the witness fees and mileage usually is provided to the witness at the time the subpoena is served.
It is the responsibility of the person requesting the service to pay these fees. To determine if a witness is entitled to fees, please check the section for witnesses in Minnesota statutes. The type of action in court determines the type of fees. The Sheriff's Office will charge for service of a subpoena, see section on Fees.