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Sheriff Court Fees

The list below shows the fees that are charged for the most common applications and stages of procedure in the sheriff court. If you need to know the fee for any other application, you can either look at the fee order or contact your local sheriff court.

Sheriff Court Fees

  • Adoption

  • Bankruptcy

  • Copying (including search fee)

  • Commissary

  • Criminal

  • Divorce/Dissolution of civil partnership - Simplified Procedure

  • Ordinary Procedure including Ordinary Divorce/Dissolution of civil partnership

  • Small Claim and Summary Cause

  • Miscellaneous

  • Second Extract

  • Search

NB:Additional fees for further steps in procedure may be required - you can get further information from the sheriff clerk's office.

Fee exemption

see information on fee exemption

Fee Amendment Orders

The current Fee Amendment Orders are available on the legislation.gov.uk website at the links below.


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Accepted Payment Methods

  • Cheques - Made payable to "The Scottish Court Service"
  • Debit Card & Credit Card - Please check which types of card are acceptable with the appropriate court
  • Postal Order - Made payable to "The Scottish Court Service"
  • Cash - If paying by post it is not advisable to make cash payments