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
Court and tribunal fees are different from legal costs, eg 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, eg a hearing fee and an application fee.
Find the fees for:
- civil and family court cases (including divorce fees)
- employment tribunal claims
- immigration and asylum tribunal cases
You can get help if you can’t afford to pay a court or tribunal fee because you’re on a low income or certain benefits.
How to pay your court or tribunal fee
You can pay your fee:
- 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’