Fees

There are a number of Statutory Instruments, known as Fees Orders, which set out the fees charged in the courts. These are:

*[Note: the Liquor Licensing and Public Entertainments (Fees) Regulations 2022 have been made, but not yet laid before Tynwald.  Therefore, as they are subject to the negative Tynwald procedure, they may still be annulled if decided by Tynwald]

 

In certain circumstances, you may be able to ask for fees to be remitted by using form HCFR01 - Application For Remission of High Court Fees Due To Financial Hardship (Word doc)(PDF). Please note that when applications for remission are considered, in addition to the requirements for financial means assessment, the wider circumstances of the proceedings may also be considered. The guidance notes are on HCFR01A - Notes for Fee Remission (PDF).

Please note that this form is for use by claimants/applicant who do not have an advocate.

Registering an Enduring Power of Attorney - £30

Search of the EPA Register (by Court staff) - £5

1: Court Services Fees Order 2021

Fees payable in Small Claims, Summary and Ordinary Procedures

 Item

Fee (£)
1.1  Filing a claim or counterclaim as appropriate
(I) Up to £300 28.80
(II) £300.01 to £500 44.00
(III) £500.01 to £1,000 61.00
(IV) £1,000.01 to £1,500 74.50
(V) £1,500.01 to £3,000 82.50
(VI) £3,000.01 to £5,000 103.50
(VII) £5,000.01 to £10,000 155.50
(VIII) £10,000.01 to £15,000 213.00
(IX) £15,000.01 to £50,000 345.50
(X) £50,000.01 to £100,000 589.50
(XI) £100,000.01 to £150,000 759.50
(XII) £150,000.01 to £200,000 929.00
(XIII) £200,000.01 to £300,000 1,268.50
(XIV) £300,000.01 to £500,000 1,427.50
(XV) £500,000.01 to £1,000,000 2,282.00
(XVI) £1,000,000.01 to £5,000,000 2,855.00
(XVII) £5,000,000.01 to £10,000,000 3,853.00
(XVIII) £10,000,000.01 to £50,000,000 4,706.50
(XIX) Greater than £50,000,000 or unspecified 8,559.50
1.2  Filing a non-money claim (including any claim for possession that does not seek a monetary judgment). This fee will be the minimum fee payable in relation to all possession matters (a higher fee will instead be payable if the financial or arrears sums are equal to or greater than £15,000.01 in which case, the fee payable will be charged in accordance with those prescribed at paragraph 1.1). 228.50
1.3  For the scheduling of any matter which is set down for a hearing (see guidance note 3) of more than 2 days' duration (see guidance note 2), or is scheduled for less than 2 days but lasts more than 2 days, per day or part thereof 860.00
1.4  Filing/making of any contested (see guidance note 1) application (including those made in court during the court hearing): 

(I) Small Claims or Summary Procedure: 138.50
(II) Ordinary Procedure 228.50
1.5  Filing/making of any agreed (see guidance note 1) application (including those made in court during the court hearing):
(I) Small Claims or Summary Procedure: 48.00
(II) Ordinary Procedure 138.50


Fees payable in Chancery Procedure

Item Fee (£)
from April 1st 2020
2.1 Filing of any originating application 228.50
2.2 For the scheduling of any matter which is set down for a hearing (see guidance note 3) of more than 2 days' duration (see guidance note 2), or is scheduled for less than 2 days but lasts more than 2 days, per day or part thereof. 860.00
2.3 Filing/making any contested (see guidance note 1) application (including those made in court during the court hearing): 228.50
2.4 Filing/making any agreed (see guidance note 1) application (including those made in court during the court hearing): 138.50

Fees payable in Bankruptcy Matters, where no statutory fee is prescribed

Item Fee (£)
3.1 (I) Application to the court to approve the distribution of assets 151.00
3.1 (II) Any other application to the court in relation to assets or accounts

 

Fees payable in Non Contentious Probate Business

Item Fee (£)
4.1 (I) Settling a draft testamentary application 59.00
4.1 (II) Filing, extension or withdrawal of a caveat
4.2  Filing an application for probate of a will or letters of administration where it is stated in the application that the gross estate is in the Isle of Man: (Note: The fees in this section include the cost of one sealed copy of the grant together with a plain copy of any will proved):
4.2 (I) does not exceed £10,000 28.80
4.2 (II) Exceeds £10,000 but does not exceed £50,000 170.00
4.2 (III) Exceeds £50,000 but does not exceed £125,000 499.50
4.2 (IV) Exceeds £125,000 but does not exceed £250,000 1,061.50
4.2 (V) Exceeds £250,000 but does not exceed £500,000 2,123.00
4.2 (VI) Exceeds £500,000 but does not exceed £1,000,000 4,245.50
4.2 (VII) Exceeds £1,000,000 8,490.00
4.2 (VIII) Filing an application for a grant of probate of a will or letters of administration where it is stated and sworn that the only asset is a policy of life assurance which has been effected with any insurance company in the Isle of Man by a person who has died domiciled elsewhere than in the Isle of Man where the gross value of the policy exceeds £50,000 266.00
4.3 (i) Amendment to a grant or the relevant record as the result of an error or omission (see guidance note 5) 28.80
4.3 (ii) Application for a cessate grant 28.80
4.3 (iii) Application for revocation of a grant 28.80
4.3 (iv) Application for a "de bonis non" grant - the fee payable will be based on the value of the un-administered portion of the estate as per paragraph 4.2
4.3 (v) Application for an order pursuant to Rule 40 of the Probate Rules 1988 (proving a copy of a will) 28.80
4.4 Additional copies (see Note at paragraph 4.2):
4.4  (I) Certified copy grant (per document) 5.30
4.4 (II) Certified copy will (per document) 5.30
4.4 (III) Certified copy grant & will (requested at the same time) - per bundle 8.40
4.4 Affixing the court seal & providing an additional certified copy of:
4.4 (IV) a copy grant (per document) 34.00
4.4 (V) a copy will (per document) 34.00
4.4 (VII) a copy grant & will (requested at the same time) - per bundle 64.00
4.4 (VIII) plain copy/photocopy of any additional document (per page) 0.50

 

Fees payable in Family, Children, Matrimonial or Civil Partnership Proceedings

Item Fee (£)
5.1 Filing an initial application or cross-application for a divorce, annulment, separation or dissolution order 292.50
5.2 Filing an application to make a provisional order final. Application of:
  (I) applicant 28.80
  (II) respondent (rule 48(2) Rules of the High Courts of Justice (Matrimonial Proceedings) 2004 Procedure) 138.50
5.3 Filing/making an application, etc:
  (I) in any procedure for the variation of a maintenance agreement or like process 69.50
  (II) under Part 4 of the Children and Young Persons Act 2001 (care orders, supervision orders) (save for stand-alone emergency applications) 228.50
  (III) which is agreed (see guidance note 1) (including those made in court during the court hearing) 69.50
  (IV) for a non-molestation order or occupation order – payable separately except when filed with an initial application 117.00
  (V) under Schedule 6 of Civil Partnership Act 2011 or under Part 3 of the Matrimonial Proceedings Act 2003 or any like process for financial relief etc. (other than for amendment/variation (see paragraph 5.3(i))) 138.50
  (VI) for an order under the Hague Convention
  (VII) for an adoption order
  (VIII) for a wardship order
  (IX) for hearing a contested (see guidance note 1) matter under the Matrimonial Proceedings Act 2003, the Civil Partnership Act 2011 or the Children & Young Persons Act 2001
  (X) which is contested (any other) (see guidance note 1) (including those made in court during the hearing)
5.4 Appeals under section 7(6) of Civil Partnership Act 2011 or section 19 of the Marriage Act 1984 (approval of places of registration) 228.50
5.5 Filing of a parental responsibility agreement 28.80

6. Fees payable in Appeals Matters (whether to the Staff of Government Division or Civil Division)

 Item Fee (£)
6.1 Filing/making of any notice or application within the Appeals process 345.50
6.2 For the scheduling of any appeal matter arising from proceedings pursuant to fees code 1 or 2 in this Fees Order which is set down for a hearing (see guidance note 3) of more than 2 days duration, (see guidance note 2) or is scheduled for less than 2 days but lasts more than 2 days, per day or part thereof 860.00

 

7. Fees payable in Assessments of Costs 

Item Fee (£)
7.1 Application for, or to set aside, a default/interim costs certificate 69.50
7.2 Application (request) for a detailed assessment hearing. Percentage of the total amount of the bill of costs (including VAT and disbursements). The sum is non-refundable. 5%
7.3 Following completion of the detailed assessment proceedings, percentage of the total allowed amount of the assessed bill of costs (including VAT and disbursements) from which will be deducted the relevant fee paid under paragraph 7.2 above. (note that the fee at 7.2 is non-refundable and is therefore the minimum total sum payable) 10%
7.4 Filing of an appeal or review of a decision made in detailed assessment proceedings 345.50


8. Fees payable in Miscellaneous Matters

Item Fee (£)
8.1 Application to pay into Court, or a payment out of Court 28.80
8.2 (I) Search of Court and other indices/records, lists etc. if undertaken by staff (per volume or other medium) 52.50
(II) Request for access to a court case file (see guidance note 6) 52.50
8.3 Filing/making of an application (including applications for consent orders or any applications made in any way including any within other documents or processes):
  (I) Small Claims or Summary Procedure (including requests for judgment and execution, or for execution only where a sum has previously been ordered to be paid) 44.00
  (II) Small Claims or Summary Procedure (instalment order or attachment of earnings order) 69.50
  (III) In any other procedure or process (not prescribed elsewhere in this order):
    (a) Contested (see guidance note 1) application (including those made in court during the court hearing) 228.50
    (b) Filing any agreed (see guidance note 1) application (including those made in court during the court hearing) 138.50
8.4 Producing a copy recording of any court or other proceedings (or part thereof) on cd-rom per compact disc or via other media per item produced. 35.50
8.5 Application for a temporary advocate's licence (which shall remain in force for no more than 12 months) pursuant to The Advocates Act 1995, s17 (such fee to be payable in addition to fees prescribed under the applicable Fees and Duties (Government Fees) Order in relation to the “drawing of a commission”). 574.00
8.6 Application for each/any additional year of a licence referred to at 8.5 (such fee to be payable in addition to fees prescribed under the applicable Fees and Duties (Government Fees) Order in relation to the “drawing of a commission”). 228.50
8.7 Application, pursuant to The Advocates Act 1995, s17 (3), for review of a decision made to grant or refuse an application for a temporary Advocate's Licence. 345.50


Court Services Fees Order 2020 - Guidance Notes

  1. Wherever in this Order reference is made to fees for an agreed or contested application, a contested application is defined as being one in which the application has been submitted without being accompanied by evidence of agreement between the parties.
  2. Wherever in this Order reference is made to a fee payable for a hearing of a duration of more than 2 days, the fee payable will be calculated by multiplying the number of days scheduled by the daily fee rate (e.g. for a 2 day hearing the fee will be nil, for a 3 day hearing the fee will by 3 x daily rate). Where a hearing has been scheduled for 2 days or less and subsequently lasts for more than 2 days, the fees will be payable as if the hearing had been scheduled for the number of days heard.
  3. Hearing fees will be payable by the party which seeks the hearing (by application or otherwise), and will generally be payable at the point of setting down/scheduling of the hearing. In any matter in which the party which has responsibility for the payment of the fee is disputed/unclear, the fee will be apportioned equally between the parties. In the absence of payment of such fee, the hearing may not take place.
  4. Where a claimant is entitled to submit multiple claims within a single claim form as per the Rules of the High Court of Justice rule 4.1(2), a fee will be payable for each of the claims contained within the single claim form.
  5. The fee shown at Fee Code 4.3(i) relates to any requested or required amendments to a grant or the relevant record resulting from application errors or omissions, except where this relates to an increase to the declared value of the deceased’s estate . Where an amendment is required to a grant to reflect the increased value of an estate the fee payable will be the balance between the fee paid and the applicable higher estate band fee shown in Fee Code 4.2 plus the amendment fee at Fee Code 4.3(i). No amendment fee will be payable as a result of any error or omission made by the Probate Office. Where a Grant or relevant record amendment relates to a lower estate value, an amendment fee will apply.
  6. Where a request for access to a court file has been made in relation to paragraph 8.2(ii) the sum due will be calculated as per the following example scenario:
    • Case reference ORD/1901/21;
    • Contains 1 standard court file volume and 4 other files;
    • The fee payable would be 1+4 x the fee stated
    • Should the request be specific so as to identify only certain files this would reduce the sums payable;
    • In the example shown above, if the request was only for the standard court file, only 1 x the fee stated would fall due to be paid
    • Note the relevant item quantities may require to be identified before a definitive fee sum is sought and the file(s) produced
  7. In any instance where a fee required to be paid pursuant to this Order has not been paid at the appropriate/required point in time, the relevant fee bearing service/process will not take place. In addition, the Chief Registrar may determine that no other application, process etc. (in any matter) brought or involving the person/entity concerned (save for any brought by any other party to the matter) will take place until all/any outstanding fees have been paid.

2: Fees and Duties (Government Fees) Order 2021

Item Fee (£)
1 Drawing a Commission of a public authority 55.50
2 Affixing the Seal Public of the Isle of Man, or a seal of office to a Commission, to any paper or proceeding, and providing a certificate if required (per document). 33.40
3 An affidavit, affirmation, declaration or attestation taken before a public officer Not applicable to a declaration of secrecy under rule 29 of the Election Rules contained in Schedule 2, Part 3, to the Representation of the People Act 1995 or a similar declaration made for the purpose of the election of members of a local authority. 8.30
4 Witnessing each exhibit to an affidavit, affirmation, declaration or attestation taken before a public officer 5.20

3: General Registry (Miscellaneous Fees) Order 2021

Item Fee (£)
1 For making a photocopy of a document (per page)  
  (a) Printed on A4 size paper:  
    (I) black & white copy                0.50*
    (II) colour copy                1.40*
  (b) Printed on A3 size paper:  
      black & white copy                 1.30*
2 Electronic delivery of permitted documents. Document sent by e-mail attachment (per request)                5.80
3 Certification of a copy                5.20
4 Apostilles - attesting or legalising a signature and seal for Hague Convention countries and for the rest of the world  
  (a) standard service - within 2 working days              28.00
  (b) premium service - within 90 minutes (additional cost to article 4(a) e.g. £28.00 + (£55.50 + VAT))              55.50*
5 Copy of the Isle of Man Electoral Register   
  (a) unedited version - electronic data format copy (via CD-ROM or secure electronic transfer) to licensed credit reference agencies only -  
    (I) the full register          1,105.00
    (II) per constituency (or part of)            110.50
  (b) edited version – provided in electronic data (via CD-ROM or secure electronic transfer) or paper format (optional) -  
    (I) per full edited register            387.00
    (II) per constituency (or part of)               38.40
6 Enrolment of any Commission or Appointment (per application)              27.60

*VAT to be added

4: The Cinematograph (Licence Fees) Order 2017

Item Fee (£)
1 Application for a Cinematograph licence 35.00
2 Consent/Transfer of a Cinematograph licence 10.00

5: Liquor Licensing and Public Entertainment (Fees) Regulations 2022

Application Fees - Schedule 1 [Regulation 4]
Regulation Licence or order Fee (£)

Reg. 5(1)(a)  

Application for —
(a) charitable function licence
(b) club licence
(c) liquor producer sales licence
(d) Manx transport licence
(e) on-licence
(f) off-licence

36.50

Reg. 5(1)(a)

Application for —
(a) special event on-licence
(b) special event off-licence

0.00

Reg. 5(1)(b)

Application for standard public entertainment licence

36.50

Reg. 5(1)(b)

Application for occasional public entertainment event licence

0.00

Reg. 5(1)(c) 

Application for temporary licence pending transfer

36.50

Reg. 5(1)(d)

Application for provisional licence

36.50

Reg. 5(1)(e)

Application for provisional event licence in respect of an occasional public entertainment event

36.50

Reg. 5(2)(a)

Application for temporary licence

36.50

Reg. 5(2)(b)

Application for transfer of licence to different licensee

36.50

Reg. 5(2)(c)

Application for confirmation of provisional licence

36.50

Reg. 5(2)(d)

Application for provisional event licence

36.50

Reg. 5(2)(e)

Application for confirmation of provisional event licence

36.50

Reg. 5(2)(f)

Application for licence variation, including —
(a) variation or removal of licence condition
(b) approval or variation of site plan
(c) alteration to licensed premises
(d) inclusion or variation of condition relating to public entertainment

36.50

Reg. 5(2)(g)

Application for approval of amendment or variation of club rules

36.50

Reg. 5(2)(h)

Application for special event liquor licence

36.50

Reg. 25(4)

Application for extension of temporary licence

36.50

Reg. 30(6)

Application for extension of provisional licence

36.50

Reg. 31(7)

Application for extension of provisional event licence

36.50

Reg. 32(1)

Application for review of licence

36.50

Reg. 40(4)

Application to act as temporary manager

36.50

Reg. 40(7)

Application for extension as temporary manager

36.50

Reg. 50(1)

Application for entry into Licensed Staff Register as responsible person

73.00

Reg. 52(1)

Application for variation of entry into Licensed Staff Register

20.00

Reg. 55(1)

 Application for entry into Licensed Staff Register as guard or doorkeeper

90.00

Reg. 58(3)

Application for entry into Licensed Staff Register as guard or doorkeeper

90.00

Schedule 3, Para. 3 

On-licence residential conditions authorisation

0.00

Schedule 3, Para. 5

Charitable function authorisation

0.00

Schedule 3, Para. 8

Club function authorisation

0.00
Issuance Fees - Schedule 2 [Regulation 5]
Reason for Issuance Annual Fee (£)
Issuance of licence due to grant of a licence 73.00
Issuance of a duplicate/replacement licence document 73.00
Issuance of licence due to licence variation 73.00
 
Annual Licence Fees - Schedule 3 [Regulation 6]
Table 1
Licence Type Information Annual Fee £
On-licence There is no rateable value or the rateable value of the premises specified does not exceed £500 312.00
  The rateable value of premises specified exceeds £500 but does not exceed £1,500 645.00
  The rateable value of the premises specified exceeds £1,500 919.00
On-licence subject to residential or restaurant conditions There is no rateable value or the rateable value of the premises specified does not exceed £500 156.00
  The rateable value of premises specified exceeds £500 but does not exceed £1,500 324.00
  The rateable value of the premises specified exceeds £1,500 454.00
Off-licence There is no rateable value or the rateable value of the premises specified does not exceed £500 312.00
  The rateable value of premises specified exceeds £500 but does not exceed £1,500 645.00
  The rateable value of the premises specified exceeds £1,500 919.00
Liquor production and sales licence There is no rateable value or the rateable value of the premises specified does not exceed £500 156.00
  The rateable value of premises specified exceeds £500 but does not exceed £1,500 322.50
  The rateable value of the premises specified exceeds £1,500 459.50
Manx transport licence The vessel capacity exceeds 12 passengers but does not exceed 250 passengers 312.00
  the vessel capacity exceeds 250 passengers but does not exceed 500 passengers 645.00
  the vessel capacity exceeds 500 passengers 919.00
Club licence   23.00
Charitable function licence   0.00
Public entertainment licence The floor area of the specified premises does not exceed 50 square meters 52.00
  The floor area of the specified premises exceeds 50 square meters but does not exceed 1,000 square meters – for every 25 square meters (or part of 25 square meters) 36.50
  The floor area of the specified premises exceeds 1,000 square meters 1,124.00

 

Table 2 - Event Licence Fee

Authorisation Information

Fee £

Special Event Liquor Licence for the first day or part of a day 73.00
  for each succeeding day or part of a day 21.00
Occasional Public Entertainment Event Licence for the first day or part of a day 47.00
  for each succeeding day or part of a day 21.00

 

Table 3 - Authorisation Fees

Authorisation Information

Fee £

Special permission authorisation For the first 2 hours or part of 2 hours 26.00
  For each subsequent hour or part of an hour 21.00
On-licence residential conditions authorisation For the first 2 hours or part of 2 hours 26.00
  For each subsequent hour or part of an hour 21.00
Club function authorisation For the first 2 hours or part of 2 hours 26.00
  For each subsequent hour or part of an hour 21.00
Charitable function authorisation For the first 2 hours or part of 2 hours 26.00
  For each subsequent hour or part of an hour 21.00

 

Transitional Fees - Schedule 4 [Regulation 9]

Table 1 - Application Fees

Regulation

Application Type

Fee £

Regulation 7(4) Application for transitional licence 36.50
Regulation 50(8) Application for transitional registration 0.00

 

Table 2 - Issuance Fees

Reason for Issuance

Annual Fee £

Application for transitional licence 0.00
Page last updated on 13 December 2022