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MCRO is being developed in phases.  Until development is complete in 2022, use MCRO and Minnesota Public Access (MPA) Remote together to search for and access case records and documents.

Welcome to Minnesota Court Records Online (MCRO)

Minnesota Court Records Online (MCRO) is an online application that provides public access to Minnesota state district court records and documents.  Once it is fully developed and implemented, MCRO will replace Minnesota Public Access (MPA) Remote.

MCRO Phase 2 is now available.  Phase 2 features a new Case Search tab that allows users to search for court cases by person name, business name, attorney name, case number, citation number, or attorney bar number.  Case Search provides access to a Register of Actions (Case Details) for each case, as well as public documents filed in each case. 

The Document Search tab continues to be available.  Users can search by case number to find documents in cases that are available online.  While there is no charge for documents at this time, when MCRO is fully implemented, there will be a charge per document.

For more information about MCRO Phase 2, review the Frequently Asked Questions and written materials:

The following types of documents are available online, per Rule 8, subd. 2 of the Minnesota Rules of Public Access:

Filed on or after July 1, 2015:

  • Public documents in all Major and Minor Criminal and Civil case types;
  • Public documents in all Formal Probate, Other Probate, Guardianship and Conservatorship, and Trust case types;
  • Public orders, judgments, appellate opinions, and notices prepared by the court in:
    • All Family case types; and
    • Post-Adjudication Paternity Proceedings.

Access to documents filed prior to July 1, 2015, in MCRO is very limited.  Access in MCRO depends on when the document was imaged, and if the case type was publicly and remotely accessible at the time the document was filed.

Development continues on MCRO.  Future phases will allow for users to perform court hearing searches and judgment searches.  

Document Access in MCRO

To better understand the documents that are and are not available in MCRO, we encourage you to review the MCRO Case and Document Access Overview. 

View MCRO Documents with a PDF Viewer

Users are strongly encouraged to view documents downloaded from MCRO with a PDF Viewer, such as Adobe Reader. 

Planned MCRO Maintenance and Downtime

There may be interruptions in service on Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. due to planned system maintenance.