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The Fiscal Note Tracking System (FNTS) is a web-based system that manages requests from the legislature for fiscal notes on proposed legislation. Fiscal notes are prepared by state agencies and reviewed by Minnesota Management & Budget (MMB). A fiscal note estimates a bill's potential costs, savings, revenue gain, or revenue loss. They help legislators better understand how a bill might impact individual agencies, the state budget as a whole, and in some instances, local governments.

FNTS is a secure system and accessed through the Statewide Administrative Portal. Entities must request access for staff responsible for requesting or preparing fiscal notes by completing an authorization form. System access and training materials are provided below.

FNTS is compatible with Google Chrome or Internet Explorer (IE) web browsers. Agencies using Internet Explorer (IE) version 11 must have it set to Enterprise Mode to allow copying/pasting text into the FNTS Prepare Screen’s textboxes (narrative). Please see the Internet Explorer Version 11 Enterprise Mode instructions under System Access below. 

System Access

System Training Materials

Fiscal Note Policy and Process

Fiscal Note Search


Help is available if you need assistance with the budget systems by contacting the Helpdesk phone 651-201-8100, option 2 or email: swifthelpdesk.mmb@state.mn.us. The Helpdesk can assist users with technical issues related to passwords, browsers, or the Statewide Administrative Portal. Please contact Budget.Finance.mmb@state.mn.us with questions about system use, including narrative or text entry.  If you have fiscal note policy questions, please contact your agency's assigned Executive Budget Officer (EBO).