2. Court fees

Using Money Claim Online will be cheaper than sending a claim form to the County Court Money Claims Centre.

If you know the claim amount

The court fee is based on the amount you’re claiming, plus interest.

Claim amount Sending form to court centre Using Money Claim Online
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 use Money Claim Online
More than £200,000 £10,000 You can’t use Money 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.

If you use Money Claim Online the fee will be calculated for you.

If you don’t know the claim amount

Choose the range for the amount you’re claiming.

Claim amount Fee
Up to £10,000 £500
£10,000 to £25,000 £1,250
More than £25,000 £10,000

The fee is the same whether you use Money Claim Online or a claim form.

Pay the court fee

Pay by credit or debit card if you’re using Money Claim Online.

If you use the 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, eg if there’s a court hearing or you need to get a judgment enforced.

You may be able to claim the costs back if you win the case.

Find out more about court fees.