You’ll be sent a form by a county court if someone claims you owe them money. You must respond to it within 14 days.
You can respond by:
- paying the full amount
- paying only what you think you owe
- defending the claim (if you don’t owe any money)
You might have to pay more or get a county court judgment (CCJ) if you don’t respond in time.
If you need more time to respond
You can ask for another 14 days to respond.
Download and fill in the acknowledgement of service form in the response pack.
Send it to the court that sent you the claim form.
The rules are different in Scotland.