You might have to pay a fee If you go to a civil or family court or tribunal in England or Wales.
Fees are paid if you are, for example:
- divorcing or ending a civil partnership
- claiming money you’re owed
- applying for probate
- applying to an employment tribunal
You may have to pay more than one fee - eg if there are several steps to the court process.
Court and tribunal fees are different from legal costs - eg paying for a solicitor.
Read more about:
- paying civil and family court fees
- get help if you can’t afford to pay a court or tribunal fee because you’re on a low income or certain benefits
- employment tribunal fees
- immigration and asylum tribunal fees
How to pay your court or tribunal fee
You can normally pay by debit or credit card, cash, postal order or a cheque (made payable to ‘HM Courts & Tribunals Service’ unless stated otherwise).