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Filing Requirements

Electronic Filing Requirements: On March 27, 2007, Governor Pawlenty signed into Minnesota Law Senate File 1294 (Minnesota Laws 2007, Chapter 10).  Section 2 modifies Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 216.17 by adding subdivision 3:

Subd. 3. Filings with commission; manner of filing. As of January 1, 2008, any telephone company or telecommunications carrier subject to chapter 237; any public utility, cooperative association, or municipal utility subject to chapter 216B; and state agencies, shall file documents with the commission via the commission's electronic filing system. The executive secretary may approve an exemption from this requirement if an affected company or agency is unable to submit filings via the commission's electronic filing system. All parties, participants, or other interested persons shall submit filings to the commission via the commission's electronic filing system whenever practicable, but may also file by personal delivery or by mail.

Affected parties must comply with this requirement no later than January 1, 2008. To register for eFiling.  All filings must comply with the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure, MN Rules Chapter 7829.  Parties filing electronically are not required to also file paper copies with the Commission and Department of Commerce. Filers will need to continue to serve paper copies on parties on the relevant service list unless directed otherwise by the Commission or Office of Administrative Hearings. Incomplete filings will be rejected.  Documents are filed with the Commission when received in the Commission offices during regular business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Electronic submissions are also subject to the 4:30 p.m. deadline. Documents received after the close of business will be considered as received the following business day.

Please note that the eDockets/eFiling System may include documents that are not part of the official record for purposes of Minn. Stat. § 14.66 and Minn. R. Civ. App. 110.01 and 115.04, such as Commission minutes, notices and agendas.