Court and Tribunal Fees

You might have to pay a fee if you go to a court or tribunal in England or Wales. 

If you are on a low income, or if you are on certain benefits and do not have much in savings, you might be able to get money off your court or tribunal fee

Court and tribunal fees are different from legal costs, for example paying for a solicitor. 

How much you pay  

The fees you need to pay at a court or tribunal depend on your claim or case. You may have to pay multiple fees, for example a hearing fee and an application fee. 

Case:Divorce or end a civil partnership 


Case:Claim money you are owed 

Fee:From £25 

Case:Appeal a benefits decision 


Case:Apply for bankruptcy 


Case:Apply for probate 


Read the list of fees for: 

How to pay your court or tribunal fee 

You cannot pay most fees online. Pay: 

  • in person at a court or tribunal by cheque, cash, debit or credit card 

  • by post with a cheque made out to ‘HM Courts and Tribunals Service’ 

You can only pay online when you use: 

For further information on Court and Tribunal Fees see GOV.UK's website.