In Minnesota, a creditor is allowed to take possession of certain property after serving the debtor with a Summons and Complaint, prior to the entry of judgment. This is accomplished by initiating a replevin action, which typically requires a creditor to post a bond for 11/4 to 11/2 times the value of the property. The replevin action in Minnesota requires the filing of an affidavit by counsel for the creditor specifically setting forth the basis for the creditors right to possession of the property. Typically, a replevin action is initiated when the creditor has a perfected security interest in specific property. Although Minnesota usually allows a creditor to practice selfhelp, a replevin action is recommended when selfhelp will breach the peace.
The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.