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Rule 4.Time; Timelines

4.01Computation of Time

Unless otherwise provided by statute, the day of the act or event from which the designated period of time begins shall not be included in the computation of time. The last day of the period shall be included, unless it is a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. When a period prescribed or allowed is three days or less, intermediate Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays shall be excluded in the computation. As used in these rules, "legal holiday" includes any holiday designated in Minnesota Statutes, section 645.44, subdivision 5, as a holiday for the state or any state-wide branch of government and any day that the U.S. mail does not operate. For purposes of calculating time for the revocation of consent under Rule 33, the definition of "working day" under Rule 2.01(33) applies.

(Amended effective January 1, 2007; amended effective September 1, 2019.)

4.02Additional Time After Service by U.S. Mail or Other Means

Whenever a person has the right or is required to do an act within a prescribed period after the service of a notice or other document and the notice or other document is served by U.S. mail, three days shall be added to the prescribed period. If service is made by any means other than U.S. mail and accomplished after 5:00 p.m. local Minnesota time on the day of service, one additional day shall be added to the prescribed period.

(Amended effective July 1, 2015; amended effective September 1, 2019.)