You must pay a court fee when you make your claim.
If you know the claim amount
The court fee is based on the amount you’re claiming, plus interest.
|Claim amount||Paper form fee||Online claim fee|
|Up to £300||£35||£25|
|£300.01 to £500||£50||£35|
|£500.01 to £1,000||£70||£60|
|£1,000.01 to £1,500||£80||£70|
|£1,500.01 to £3,000||£115||£105|
|£3,000.01 to £5,000||£205||£185|
|£5,000.01 to £10,000||£455||£410|
|£10,000.01 to £100,000||5% of the claim||4.5% of the claim|
|£100,000.01 to £200,000||5% of the claim||You can’t make a claim online|
|More than £200,000||£10,000||You can’t make a claim online|
To calculate 5% of the value of the claim, take the amount you’re claiming and multiply it by 0.05. If necessary, round down the result to the nearest 1p.
The fee will be calculated for you if you make your claim online.
If you don’t know the claim amount
Choose the range for the amount you’re claiming.
|Up to £10,000||£500|
|£10,000 to £25,000||£1,250|
|More than £25,000||£10,000|
You must use the paper claim form if you don’t know the exact amount - you can’t make a claim online.
Pay the court fee
Pay by credit or debit card if you’re making a claim online.
If you use the paper claim form, pay with a postal order or cheque (payable to ‘HM Courts and Tribunals Service’).
You may have to pay more fees later on - for example, if there’s a court hearing or you need to get a judgment enforced.
You may be able to claim the fees back if you win the case.
Find out more about court fees.