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

There is a different system of court fees in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

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.

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How to pay your court or tribunal fee

You can normally pay by debit or credit card, cash, postal order or a cheque.