Civil enforcement fees

Usually these fees have to be paid when you file an application.

How to pay enforcement fees

If you file an application at the district court you can pay in person by cash, eftpos or cheque.

If you send in your application, you can pay by cheque or by credit/debit card using this form:

Credit/debit card payment form  [PDF, 200 KB]

The creditor can add the cost of fees to the amount owed by the debtor so they can be recovered when the debt is paid.

  • The judgment creditor does not have to pay the enforcement fee if enforcing a Disputes Tribunal order.
  • If the judgment order has more than one debtor, the creditor must file an application form and pay fees for each debtor individually.
  • Debtors applying for civil enforcement must pay the fees at the time of application. This includes Dispute Tribunal orders.

Current fees are:

Agreed attachment order $30
Attachment order $50
Filing a new address $50
Filing a financial statement $65
Assessment of financial means $80
Request for bailiff service $50
Financial assessment hearing $130 (creditor service) $180 (bailiff service)
Warrant to seize property $200
Warrant to recovery $200
Eviction $200
Warrant for recovery of land $200
Charging order $250
Garnishee proceedings $250
Review of Registrars Decision $250
Contempt of enforcement proceedings $200 (creditor service) $250 (bailiff service)

These fees apply from 14 April 2014. These fees do not apply to specialised tribunals such as Building Disputes Tribunal.

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