Minnesota Criminal Justice Statute Service
Bureau of Criminal Apprehension
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Minnesota Criminal Justice Statute Service (MNCJSS)

The Statute Service provides criminal justice professionals a means of searching for specific Minnesota Criminal Justice Statutes for charging and sentencing purposes.


The intent of the Criminal Justice Statute Service is to meet the need for:

  • A publicly accessible website and a computer to computer web service interface
  • A complete list of criminal justice charging statutes, including misdemeanors and petty misdemeanors
  • Access to legacy statutes for tracking obsolete and repealed criminal justice statutes
  • Access to citations and full-text for criminal justice statutes, including all levels from petty misdemeanors to felonies
  • Concise and consistent text descriptions for statutory references
  • Simple search and sort capability via both an Internet application and web service
  • The ability to capture statute information and transfer it to an agency’s records management system – helping to avoid error and duplication
  • Timely updates and accurate statutory information
  • A source of electronic statute information (which includes unique identification numbers for each), for purposes of e-filing with the courts, e-Charging, and numerous other applications
  • The ability to search by statute ID
  • Distinguishing which statutes are: Petty Misdemeanor Only if Prosecutor Certifies; Payable; Report to DNR; and Certify to DPS
The Statute Service provides a computer to computer web service interface for criminal justice agencies to consume and integrate statute information with other products. Click the Web Service tab for more information.

The statute information provided by the Statute Service is public information and may be shared with criminal justice agency personnel and the general public as needed for criminal justice and non-criminal justice purposes.

You can submit requests (statute additions, corrections, and suggestions) to the Statute Service Legal Analyst via email at: MNJIS.Legal.Analyst@state.mn.us
Bureau of Criminal Apprehension
Department of Public Safety
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