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

  • Miscellaneous

  • Fatal Accident Inquiry

  • Summary Cause and Simple Procedure

  • Second Extract

  • Search

  • All Scotland Sheriff Personal Injury Court

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 Orders

The current Fee Order is available on the website at the link below.  

The Sheriff Court Fees Order 2022

as amended by the Sheriff Court Fees Amendment Order 2022 with effect from 1 July 2022)

Schedule 1 applies from 1 July 2022

Schedule 2 applies from 1 April 2023

Schedule 3 applies from 1 April 2024

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Accepted Payment Methods

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