You can take court action against someone if they owe you money and won’t pay you back.

Apply using your Government Gateway ID. If you don’t have one, register first using this service.

What you need to know

Start now on the Money Claim Online website

How to register

Select ‘register as an individual’ or ‘register as an organisation’ on the Money Claim Online homepage. To register you’ll need to enter your full name and provide a password.

What you can claim for

You can use this service to claim:

  • for a fixed sum under £100,000
  • against no more than 2 people or organisations

You can use the service from anywhere in the UK, but only against someone with an address in England and Wales.

You will have to pay a court fee, using a debit or credit card.

You can’t use the online service if you need help to pay your court fee because you’re on a low income or certain benefits.

What you can’t claim for

You can’t use this service to get:

Help and advice

Money Claim Online help desk
mcol@hmcts.gsi.gov.uk
0300 123 1057 or 0160 461 9402
Monday to Friday, 8:45am to 5pm
Find out about call charges.

  • Takes around 30 minutes
  • You must be over 18
  • Available in England and Wales only
  • Debit or credit card required

You can also apply by post.

You’ll need to fill in a claim form and return it to the address below with the correct fee.

County Court Money Claims Centre
PO Box 527
Salford
M5 0BY

County Court Money Claims Centre
Telephone: 0300 123 1372
Fax: 0161 743 4023
Money to Friday, 8:30am to 5pm

Find out about call charges.

Get started on the Money Claim Online website

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