Court fees for civil & family court cases

You might need to pay a fee at different stages of a civil or family court case.

When you need to pay a court fee

You might need to pay a fee when you give the court each document for your case, like a statement of claim, statement of defence and interlocutory application, or an application for a Parenting Order or Relationship Property Order.

This is called filing your documents.

You might also need to pay a fee when you ask the court to do things like hold a hearing, seal documents or give copies of documents.

How much you need to pay

Check the court you are going through to see how much the fees will cost:

Family Court

Civil

High Court

Employment Court (external link)

Environment Court (external link)

Māori Land Court (external link)

Court of Appeal

Supreme Court

Disputes Tribunal

If you need help to pay the court fees for a civil or family case

Find out how you can get help to pay some court fees