Respond to a money claim

You must respond if someone claims you owe them money. You must respond by the date on the email or letter you receive.

There’s a different process in Scotland.

If you do not respond

You might get a County Court Judgment (CCJ) if you do not respond by the date on the letter or email.

If you get a CCJ:

  • bailiffs might be sent to your home or business
  • you might have problems getting credit, such as a mobile phone contract, credit card or mortgage

Respond to a money claim

Return to an existing claim

Sign in to your account to check updates and manage your response.

Help responding online

Contact Money Claims for help using this service.

moneyclaims@justice.gov.uk
Telephone: 0300 123 7050
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
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Respond by post or in Welsh

Download and fill in:

  • form N9 if you need more time to respond to the claim
  • form N9A to pay all or part of the specified amount
  • form N9B if you do not agree with the claim

Send the forms to Civil Money Claims.

Civil Money Claims
St. Katherine's House
21-27 St. Katherine's Street
Northampton
NN1 2LH

Help responding by post

Contact the County Court Money Claims Centre.

County Court Money Claims Centre
Telephone: 0300 123 1372
Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5pm

Welsh language: 0300 303 5174
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

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