There are several different civil enforcement options that may be available to you.
For more information on each of these options please have a look at the civil application forms.
If you are a party listed on a judgment order, or Lawyer representing a party on an order then you can apply for civil enforcement.
Yes. The Courts of New Zealand file and pay(external link) system provides you with an online alternative to posting applications.
Alternatively, you can scan your application and email it through to the Central Registry at email@example.com.
If filing online you need to ensure that your application has a handwritten, original signature and not an electronic one.
Yes, file and pay(external link) provides you with an online alternative to paying the fees in person at a courthouse or providing your credit card details via post.
You can send your request to have your hearing rescheduled to firstname.lastname@example.org to be considered by a deputy registrar.
Yes. You can file multiple applications at once as long as the applications contain the information that is required, and the filing fees are paid for.
You should apply using the most current address you have.
An assessment of financial means is when a deputy registrar phones the judgment debtor to assess their ability to pay. This application is usually filed when the judgment creditor has a contact number for the judgment debtor but not their address.
A financial assessment hearing is when a judgment debtor is summoned to attend a hearing at a district court. At this hearing the debtor's ability to pay will be assessed by a deputy registrar and the judgment creditor or their agent may attend.
You can email us at email@example.com or call 0800 233 222 to check the progress on your application.
The payment being deducted on the attachment order may differ from your application for the following reasons:
You can apply to change your attachment order by filing an application to vary suspend or cancel an attachment order.
If you are wanting to reduce or increase the deduction rate of an attachment order, it is recommended that you provide evidence such as bank statements, a budget sheet, or similar information to support your application.
The Ministry of Justice has interpreters, language and disability access for those who need assistance.
Yes, you can provide extra information which relates to the application you are applying for. This may include evidence of income and property.
You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to update your details or call 0800 233 222.