Fees in the civil and family courts – main fees (EX50)

Find out the main fees if you need to make a money claim, get a divorce, or you are involved in another type of case in the civil or family courts.



You may need to pay a fee if you use a civil or family court service. The fee you pay depends on the type of service and the area of law in which the service operates.

These guides include:

  • civil court fees – main fees list
  • family court fees – main fees list
  • how to pay court fees, get help with fees and get a refund

Civil and family courts provide many services and fees. To see the full list, visit Fees in the civil and family courts – full list.

For guidance about using a court service, search for your issue on GOV.UK. You can also find a collection of our court and tribunal forms.

If you cannot find a fee or form, contact your local county or family court.

Get advice

If you need help with using a court service, you may want to get advice from a legal professional or from Citizens Advice.

Citizens Advice is a national charity and network of local charities, offering free, confidential advice online, over the phone, and in person.

Telephone: 0800 144 8848 (England) or 0800 702 2020 (Wales)
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
Closed on bank holidays

Published 1 April 2018
Last updated 19 January 2024 + show all updates
  1. Added Welsh translations of the English guidance

  2. Converted the PDF guide to be HTML documents.

  3. Uploaded new Welsh language version of EX50

  4. Uploaded a new version of EX50

  5. New versions of EX50 added.

  6. Uploaded new version of ex50

  7. Revised fees come into force on 18 May 2021.

  8. Welsh version updated.

  9. New fees payable from 3 August 2020

  10. Replaced with EX50 fees from March 2019.

  11. Added a Welsh EX50 document.

  12. Added revised EX50 with text changes throughout.

  13. First published.