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Table of Court Fees and Charges

Note: This is not a comprehensive list of all fees payable in New Zealand Courts and Tribunals.

PAYABLE UNDER THE SUPREME COURT FEES REGULATIONS 2003

# Current Fee description Fee from 1 July 2013
Payable under the Supreme Court Fees Amendment Regulations 2013
1 Application for leave to appeal: $1,100
New Filing an interlocutory application

(a) in the case of an application for a review of a Registrar's decision

No fee

 

(b) in any other case

$400
2 Scheduling the hearing date for an appeal and hearing an appeal for the first day $1,000
3 Hearing any appeal for each half-day or part of a half-day after the first day

   $500

4 Sealing any order or judgment (including every duplicate or certified copy of any order or judgment): $50
5 Copy of judgment (other than a copy supplied to a party to the proceedings) -
(a) not exceeding 5 pages: $30
(b) exceeding 5 pages, but not exceeding 50 pages:
(c) exceeding 50 pages, but not exceeding 75 pages:
(d) exceeding 75 pages:
6 For faxing documents at the request of a party (except where documents have to be faxed for operational reasons): Revoked
plus, per page faxed: Revoked
7 (a) for each black and white page 0.20
(b) for each colour page 0.40
(c) for documents in electronic form Actual and reasonable costs

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PAYABLE UNDER THE COURT OF APPEAL FEES REGULATIONS 2001

# Current Fee description Fee from 1 July 2013
Payable under the Court of Appeal Fees Amendment Regulations 2013
1
Filing
(a) an application for leave to appeal $1,100
(b) an application for special leave to appeal
(c) an application for leave to appeal out of time
(d) a notice of appeal (unless a fee has been paid under paragraph (a), (b), or (c) in respect of the same matter)
(e) an application for judicial review
(f) an application for a review of a Registrar's decision No fee
2

Filing an interlocutory application not specified in item

$400
3
For scheduling the hearing date for an application or proceeding $2,700
4 Hearing any proceedings set down for hearing for each half-day or part of a half-day after the first day: $1,350
5 Sealing any order or judgment (including every duplicate or certified copy of any order or judgment): $50
6 Settling and comparing record to Privy Council: Revoked
7 Copy of judgment (other than a copy supplied to a party to the proceedings) -
(a) not exceeding 5 pages: $30
(b) exceeding 5 pages, but not exceeding 50 pages:
(c) exceeding 50 pages, but not exceeding 75 pages:
(d) exceeding 75 pages:
8 For faxing documents at the request of a party (except where documents have to be faxed for operational reasons): Revoked
plus, per page faxed: Revoked
9 Copy of any document, other than a judgment, per page: Actual and reasonable costs
(a) for each black and white page 0.20
(b) for each colour page 0.40
(c) for documents in electronic form Actual and reasonable costs
10 Searching or inspecting the formal court record,—
(a) for the first name or case searched $30
(b) for each additional name or case searched $5
11 Requesting access to a document or applying for permission to access documents, a court file, or the formal court record $30

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PAYABLE UNDER THE HIGH COURT FEES REGULATIONS 2013

# Current Fee description Fee at 1 July 2013
Payable under the High Court Fees Regulations 2013
1 Filing (including sealing where necessary) the original document commencing any proceeding (other than an interlocutory proceeding) to which these regulations apply, unless otherwise provided for -
Filing an application to put a company into liquidation $540
Filing a document commencing:
(a) an application for review under Part 1 of the Judicature Amendment Act 1972; or
(b) a proceeding to which Part 18 (applications in equity and under statutes), Part 19 (originating applications) (other than an application for habeas corpus), or Part 30 (judicial review), but no other Part, of the High Court Rules applies; or
(c) appeal or cross-appeal to the court under any enactment
$540
Filing any other initiating document $1,350
2 Filing an interlocutory application (other than an application for summary judgment) -      
Filing an exempt interlocutory application  no fee
Filing an application on notice for summary judgment no fee
Filing any other interlocutory application -
(a) application without notice $200
(b) application on notice relating to a proceeding to which schedule item 2 or 3 applies $200
(c) any other application on notice $500
3 Filing $110
(a) a statement of defence; or
(b) an amended statement of defence; or
(c) an amended statement of claim; or
(d) an appearance; or
(e) a third party notice; or
(f) a statement of claim between defendants; or
(g) a statement of defence between defendants:
(h) a notice of oppostiion against an exempt application No fee
(i) a notice of opposition against an application for summary judgment $110
(j) a notice of opposition against any other application $110
4 Filing a counterclaim, or statement of defence and counterclaim where both are included in the 1 document -
(a) in the case of a concession rate proceeding: $540
(b) in the case of any other proceeding: $1,350
5
For scheduling the hearing date for an application or proceeding,—
(a) in the case of an exempt application No fee
(b) in the case of an interlocutory application No fee
(c) in the case of an undefended hearing in a list No fee
(d) in the case of an application or proceeding to which schedule item 2, 3, or 48 applies $640
(e) in any other case  $1,600
6 Hearing fee for each half-day or part half-day after the first day -
7
Hearing an application or proceeding to which schedule item 2, 3, or 48 applies, for each half-day or part half-day after the first half-day $640
Hearing any other application or proceeding, for each half-day or part half-day after the first half-day $1,600
New Judicial settlement conference $640
8 Sealing any probate or letters of administration (excluding sealing exemplifications or duplicates (probate or letters of administration) or resealing under section 71 of the Administration Act 1969:) No fee
Sealing exemplifications or duplicates (probate or letters of administration) or resealing under section 71 of the Administration Act 1969: $50
Sealing any order for admission as a barrister and solicitor No fee
Sealing the original copy of any judgment, order, rule, memorial, certificate, commission, letters of request, or judgment not otherwise provided for  $50
9 Issue of certified copy of any document or any Registrar's certificate: $50
10 Filing an application for admission as a barrister and solicitor: $120
11 Filing an application for probate or letters of administration:
If a fee is paid under this item, no fee is payable in respect of any application for leave to swear death in respect of the testator or other person in respect of whom the grant of administration is sought.
$200
12 Attendance before a Registrar in an inquiry or reference, or examination of witnesses by a Registrar under an order of the Court: $600
13 Copy of a judgment (other than a copy supplied to a party to the proceeding) -
(a) not exceeding 5 pages: $30
(b) exceeding 5 pages but not exceeding 50 pages:
(c) exceeding 50 pages but not exceeding 75 pages:
(d) exceeding 75 pages:
14 For faxing documents at the request of a party (except if documents have to be faxed for operational reason(s)): Revoked
plus per page faxed: Revoked
15
(a) for each black and white page 0.20
(b) for each colour page 0.40
(c) for documents in electronic form Actual and reasonable costs
16
Searching or inspecting the formal court record (HCR 3.7(1),—
(a) for the first name or case searched $30
(b) for each additional name or case searched $5
17 Searching or inspecting a document or court file that relates to an application or action for a grant of administration under the Administration Act 1969 or to a proceeding for the recall of any such grant (rule 3.7(2) of the High Court Rules) -   for each file searched or inspected $30
New Supplying a copy of a will (without searching or inspecting the court file) $20
New Filing a request for issue of a bankruptcy notice $200
18 Request for access to a document under rule 3.9(4) of the High Court Rules or application, under rule 3.13 of the High Court Rules, for permission to access documents, court file, or formal court record:
No fee is payable if a fee has been paid under item 19 in respect of the same matter.
$30
19 Appointment of Commissioner to take affidavits: Revoked
New Issuing an order for examination under rule 17.12 400
Issuing an installment order, charging order, or attachment order 200
For the issue of a certificate of administration under section 18 of the Administration Act 1969: $30
Application for mortgagee sale (pursuant to section 194(1)(a) of the Property Law Act 2007): $1,500
Commission on sale of 0.25% (payable by the mortgagee pursuant to section 194(1)(c) of the Property Law Act 2007): From minimum $500 to $20,000 maximum
In respect of the filing of an application under rule 25.34 of the High Court Rules for the issue of a warrant of arrest: $1,500
In respect of the filing under rule 25.51 of the High Court Rules of a request for a commission for the appraisement and sale of any property: $2,000
Selling property under a commission for sale (excluding mortgagee sales or rating sales) $500
On the filing of an application to enforce a judgment for rates under section 67 of the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002: $300
For the sale or lease of a rating unit under section 70 of the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002: $800
For every warrant on writ of sale, writ of arrest, attachment, or other process, including the application, execution, and return: $1,500
For advertising a sale: The amount actually paid. 
For conducting a sale by auction: The amount actually paid to an auctioneer by way of commission.
For service of any summons beyond 1 kilometre from the Sheriff's office, a fee, at a rate to be determined by the Sheriff, for every kilometre one way: Provided that the rate determined shall not exceed the maximum rate for the time being payable to an employee of the Public Service who uses the employee's own motorcar on official business.
Selling property under a sale order $500
The fee payable to a Registrar of the High Court for the filing of an election under Part 3 of the Trustee Companies Act 1967 is $30
The sealing fee payable in respect of a copy of any such election is

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PAYABLE UNDER THE DISTRICT COURTS FEES REGULATIONS 2009

# Current Fee description Fee from 1 July 2014
Payable under the District Courts Fees Regulations 2009                      
1
Filing an original document commencing any proceeding (other than an interlocutory or Land Valuation Tribunal proceeding) $200
Filing a claim, an objection, an application, or other proceedings under section 21 of the Land Valuation Proceedings Act 1948 $50
2 Filing an interlocutory application (including an application for summary judgment):
No fee is payable for an application under rule 5.44 of the District Courts Rules 2014
$250
3 Filing
(a) a statement of defence; or
(b) an amended statement of defence; or
(c) an amended statement of claim; or
(ca) an amended notice of claim; or
(d) an appearance:
$75
4 Filing a counterclaim, or statement of defence and counterclaim if both are included in the 1 document: $200
5 Filing the first affidavit filed by a party in answer to an affidavit filed in support of an interlocutory application for summary judgment: $90
6

Filing —
(a) a notice of pursuit of claim in form 6 under rule 2.17 of the District Courts Rules 2009; or
(b) a notice of pursuit of counterclaim in form 6CC under rule 2.27 of the District Courts Rules 2009
(These documents can only be filed on civil claims initiated before 1 July 2014)

No fee
7
For scheduling the hearing date for an application or a proceeding,—
(a) in the case of an interlocutory application No fee
(b) in the case of an appeal No fee
(c) in the case of a limited licence application No fee
(d) in the case of an undefended hearing in a list No fee
(e) in any other case $900
8
Hearing fee for each half-day or part of a half-day after the first half-day $900
9 Judicial settlement conference fee $900
10

Filing application for judgment by default, judgment on admission, judgment for defendants costs following discontinuance of the claim.(Note the fee for this item covers the sealing of the judgment).

$90
11 Attendance before Registrar in inquiry or reference or examination of witnesses by Registrar under an order of the Court: $400
12 Filing a judgment or an order for the payment of money to obtain an agreed attachment order $30
13 Filing an application for an attachment order $50
14 Filing a financial statement (the paper option) $65
15 Filing an application for a financial assessment (the phone option) $80
16 Filing an application for a financial assessment hearing (the hearing option) $130
17 Filing an application for an order for contempt of enforcement proceedings $200
18 Requesting bailiff service for a Financial Assessment Hearing or contempt of enforcement proceedings $50
19 Filing application for:
- a warrant to seize property
- warrant for recovery of chattels
- warrant for recovery of land
$200
20 Filing a possession order under section 106 of the Residential Tenancies Act 1986 $200
21 Obtaining a warrant to seize property for the value of chattels No fee
22 Filing a new address for service by the bailiff No fee
22 Examination of witnesses by Registrar under an order of the court $400
23 Filing application under rule 19.3 of the District Courts Rules 2014 or an order that any party be examined, for each party: $180
24 Application for an interim charging order or a final charging order: $250
25 Filing affidavit in support of garnishee summons: $250
26 Sealing the original copy of any document; or issuing a certificate of judgment or an order: $50
27
Searching or inspecting the formal court record kept in an office of a court (DCR 3.3)—
a. for the first name or case searched $30
b. for each additional name or case searched $5
28
Requesting access to a document or applying for permission to access documents, a court file, or the formal court record $30
29
for each black and white page 0.20
for each colour page 0.40
for documents in electronic form Actual and reasonable costs
30 Copy of notes of District Court Judge or Registrar, or of any judgment or order (other than a copy supplied to a party to the proceeding) -
(a) not exceeding 5 pages: $10
(b) exceeding 5 pages but not exceeding 50 pages:
(c) exceeding 50 pages but not exceeding 75 pages:
(d) exceeding 75 pages:
31 For faxing documents at the request of a party (except where documents have to be faxed for operational reasons): Revoked
32 For expenses of execution of any warrant of committal or writ of arrest: the actual expenses incurred by the bailiff or constable, including the costs of conveyance and lodging in prison of the person arrested: Actual expenses
33 For storage, cartage, and removal of goods, or advertising of goods for sale: actual and reasonable disbursements Actual and reasonable disbursements
34 For each person left in possession of any premises: fees, allowances, and expenses as allowed to a witness in accordance with the Witnesses and Interpreters Fees Regulations 1974. Fees, allowances, and expenses allowed in accordance with the Witnesses and Interpreters Fees Regulations 1974

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PAYABLE UNDER FAMILY COURTS FEES REGULATIONS 2009

# Fee description Fee 
 1 For filing any of the following applications under the Family Proceedings Act 1980 in a District Court:
(a) An application under section 27 (for a declaration whether according to the law of New Zealand a marriage is valid or a marriage has been validly dissolved) 211.50
(b) An application under section 29 (for an order declaring a marriage to be void ab initio)
(c) An application under section 32 (for an order declaring that the other party to a marriage is presumed to be dead and that the marriage is dissolved)
(d) An application under section 37 (for an order dissolving a marriage).
 2 For filing any of the following applications under the Care of Children Act 2004 in a District Court:
(a) An application for a parenting order under section 48 $220
(b) An application to vary or discharge a parenting order under section 56(1)(a) or (b) or other order about the day to day care of, or contact with, a child
 3 For filing any of the following applications under the Property (Relationships) Act 1976 in a District Court:
(a) An application for an order or declaration $700
(b) Two or more applications for orders or declarations  filed at the same time
 4 Hearing of any application under the Property (Relationships) Act 1976 in a District Court for each half-day or part half day $906

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PAYABLE UNDER DISPUTES TRIBUNAL (FEES AMENDMENT RULES 2013)

Fee description and fee from 1 July 2013 Payable under Disputes Tribunals (Fees) Amendment Rules 2013
If the total amount sought under the claim is less than $2,000 $45
If the total amount sought under the claim is $2,000 or more but less than $5,000 $90
If the total amount sought under the claim is $5,000 or more $180

NOTE: This schedule is intended as a guide only. If in doubt, please refer to the relevant regulations.

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