Pay a filing fee

This includes court filing fees and tribunal fees.

How can I pay?

Payment method



'File and Pay' option:

File and Pay is the online alternative to filing your documentation and paying the fee at the courthouse or by post.

Courts that can currently accept electronic document filing and payment through File and Pay are the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and the High Court.

File and Pay can also be used to 'pay only' for filing fees in the District Court and Tribunals (excluding Disputes, Tenancy, and Waitangi Tribunals). For these filings, the paper application must be provided to the court with a copy of the receipt you will receive following successful payment.

File and Pay(external link)

Online tribunal application and payment option:

An online application and fee payment is available for the following Tribunal filings:

Internet banking
(direct credit)

Internet banking is available only for filings related to:

 In person

You can pay by EFTPOS, credit card, debit card or cash at the counter at most of our courts at the time of filing your application.

 By post

Most of our Tribunal filing fees can be paid for using the ‘Pay by debit/credit card form’. You must include the paper form with your application.

Please refer to the relevant tribunal webpage to confirm whether this payment method is accepted for your filing.

For more information, please contact 0800 COURTS (0800 268 787).

By phone

We can accept payment over the phone for filing fees related to High Court and Court of Appeal. You can find contact details for the relevant court on our Ministry's Contact us page.