Fees

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

In certain circumstances, for example if you are on income support, 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.

1: Court Services Fees Order 2016

Fees payable in Small Claims, Summary and Ordinary Procedures

 Item Fee
1.1  Filing a claim or counterclaim as appropriate 
(i) Up to £300 £27
(ii) £300.01 to £500 £41
(iii) £500.01 to £1,000 £57
(iv) £1,000.01 to £1,500 £70
(v) £1,500.01 to £3,000 £77
(vi) £3,000.01 to £5,000 £97
(vii) £5,000.01 to £10,000 £146
(viii) £10,000.01 to £15,000 £200
(ix) £15,000.01 to £50,000 £325
(x) £50,000.01 to £100,000 £555
(xi) £100,000.01 to £150,000 £715
(xii) £150,000.01 to £200,000 £875
(xiii) £200,000.01 to £300,000 £1,195
(xiv) £300,000.01 to £500,000 £1,345
(xv) £500,000.01 to £1,000,000 £2,150
(xvi) £1,000,000.01 to £5,000,000 £2,690
(xvii) £5,000,000.01 to £10,000,000 £3,630
(xviii) £10,000,000.01 to £50,000,000 £4,435
(xix) Greater than £50,000,000 or unspecified £8,065
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).
£215
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. £810
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: £130
(ii) Ordinary Procedure £215
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: £45
(ii) Ordinary Procedure £130


Fees payable in Chancery Procedure

Item Fee
2.1  Filing of any originating application £215
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.
£810
2.3  Filing/making any contested (see guidance note 1) application (including those made in court during the court
hearing):
£215
2.4  Filing/making any agreed (see guidance note 1) application (including hose made in court during the court
hearing):
£130

 

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 £142
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 £55
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 £27
4.2 (ii) Exceeds £10,000 but does not exceed £50,000 £160
4.2 (iii) Exceeds £50,000 but does not exceed £125,000 £470
4.2 (iv) Exceeds £125,000 but does not exceed £250,000 £1,000
4.2 (v) Exceeds £250,000 but does not exceed £500,000 £2,000
4.2 (vi) Exceeds £500,000 but does not exceed £1,000,000 £4,000
4.2 (vii) Exceeds £1,000,000 £8,000
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
£250
4.3 (i) Amendment to a grant or the relevant record as the result of an error or omission (see guidance note 5) £27
4.3 (ii) Application for a cessate grant £27
4.3 (iii) Application for revocation of a grant £27
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) £27
4.4 Additional copies (see Note at paragraph 4.2):
4.4  (i) Certified copy grant (per document) £5
4.4 (ii) Certified copy will (per document) £5
4.4 (iii) Certified copy grant & will (requested at the same time) - per bundle £8
4.4 Affixing the court seal & providing an additional certified copy of:
4.4 (iv) a copy grant (per document) £32
4.4 (v) a copy will (per document) £32
4.4 (vi) a copy grant & will (requested at the same time) - per bundle £60
4.4 (vii) plain copy/photocopy of any additional document (per page) £0.40

 

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 275.00
5.2 Filing an application to make a provisional order final. Application of:
  (i) applicant 27.00
  (ii) respondent (rule 48(2) Rules of the High Courts of Justice (Matrimonial Proceedings) 2004 Procedure) 130.00
5.3 Filing/making an application, etc:  
  (i) in any procedure for the variation of a maintenance agreement or like process 65.00
  (ii) under Part 4 of the Children and Young Persons Act 2001 (care orders, supervision orders) (save for stand-
alone emergency applications)
215.00
  (iii) which is agreed (see guidance note 1) (including those made in court during the court hearing) 65.00
  (iv) for a non-molestation order or occupation order – payable separately except when filed with an initial
application
110.00
  (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)))
130.00
  (vi)) for an order under the Hague Convention
  (vii) for an adoption order
  (viii) for a wardship order
  (viii) hearing a contested matter
  (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)
215.00
5.5 Filing of a parental responsibility agreement 27.00

 

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 325.00
6.2 For the scheduling of any appeal matter arising from proceedings pursuant to fees code 1 or 2 in this document 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
810.00

 

7. Fees payable in Assessments of Costs
  Item Fee (£)
7.1 Application for, or to set aside, a default/interim costs certificate 65.00
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 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 325.00

 

8. Fees payable in Miscellaneous Matters
  Item Fee (£)
8.1 Application to pay into Court, or a payment out of Court 27.00
8.2 (i) Search of Court and other indices/records, lists etc. if undertaken by staff (per volume or other medium) 49.00
(ii) Request for access to a court case file (see guidance note 6) 49.00
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)
41.00
  (ii) Small Claims or Summary Procedure (instalment order or attachment of earnings order) 65.00
  (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) 215.00
    (b) Filing any agreed (see guidance note 1) application (including those made in court during the court hearing) 130.00
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.
33.00
8.5 Application for a temporary advocates 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”).
540.00
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”).
215.00
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
Advocates Licence.
325.00

Court Services Fees Order 2016 - 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 3x 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 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 4.2 plus the amendment fee at 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 2016

Item Fee (£)
1 Drawing a Commission of a public authority 53.00
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)
32.00
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.
8.00
4 Witnessing each exhibit to an affidavit, affirmation, declaration or
attestation taken before a public officer
5.00

 

3: General Registry (Miscellaneous Fees) Order 2016

  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 1.30*
  (b) Printed on A3 size paper:  
    black & white copy (i) 1.20*
2 Electronic delivery of permitted documents. Document sent by e-mail attachment (per request) 5.50
3 Certification of a copy 5.00
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 27.00
  b premium service - within 90 minutes (additional cost to article 4(a)) 53.00*

 

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
  Total 45.00

5: The Music and Dancing Fees and Duties Order 2017

Application Fees
Item Fee (£)
Application for any licence under the Act (other than an occasional licence) 35.00
Application for transfer of a licence under the Act 35.00
Application for a variation or removal of a condition attached to a licence 35.00
Duplicate/Production of a Licence 50.00

 

Duties payable for licences
Item Fee (£)
Licence (other than an occasional licence)-
• where the floor area of premises does not exceed 50m2 50.00
• where the floor area of premises exceeds 50m2 but is less than
1,000m2, for every 25m2 (approx. 269ft2) or part of
35.00
• where the floor area of premises exceeds 1,000 m2 1080.00
Occasional licence - for each day or part of the day 45.00
Special permission -  
• for the first 2 hours or part of 25.00
• for each succeeding hour or part of 20.00

 

6: The Licensing Fees and Duties Order 2017

Application Fees
Class of application Fee (£)
Any Application under the Act 35.00
Application for a duplicate licence 70.00

 

Duties payable for licences
Licence or order Fee (£)
On-licence (other than one subject to a residential condition or a restaurant condition) or off-licence
• there is no rateable value or where the rateable value of licensed premises does not exceed £500 900.00
• where rateable value of licensed premises exceeds £500 but does not exceed £1,500 1,860.00
• where rateable value of licensed premises exceeds £1,500 2,650.00
On-licence subject to a residential condition or a restaurant condition
• there is no rateable value or where the rateable value of licensed premesis does not exceed £500 450.00
• where rateable value of licensed premises exceeds £500 but does not exceed £1,500 935.00
• where rateable value of licensed premises exceeds £1,500 1,310.00
Occasional licence
• for the first day or part of 70.00
• for each succeeding day or part of 20.00
Order under section 53 (sale of liquor at a private function at a club) of the Act for each day -
• for the first 2 hours or part of 25.00
• for each succeeding hour or part of 20.00
Registration order 65.00
Except in the case of an occasional licence, the duty payable for licences shall be reduced by the proportion
specified in column 2 of the following table where the licence is granted or the order made in the period
specified in column 1 of the table -
Period Reduction
After 30th September and on or before 31st March in the first year of a triennium

1/6

After 31st March and or before 30th September in the second year of a triennium

1/3

After 30th September and on or before 31st March in the second year of a triennium

1/2

After 31st March and on or before 30th September in the third year of a triennium

2/3

After 30th September and on or before 31st March in the third year of a triennium

5/6

 

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