Circuit Court (Fees) Order 2014

CitationIR SI 23/2014

Notice of the making of this Statutory Instrument was published in

“Iris Oifigiúil” of 31st January, 2014.

I, ALAN SHATTER, Minister for Justice and Equality, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 65 (as amended by section 66 of the Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2011 (No. 23 of 2011)) of the Courts of Justice Act 1936 (No. 48 of 1936) (as adapted by the Justice and Law Reform (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order 2011 ( S.I. No. 138 of 2011 )), with the consent of the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, hereby order as follows:

1. (1) This Order may be cited as the Circuit Court (Fees) Order 2014.

(2) This Order shall come into operation on 3 February 2014.

2. There shall be charged in the offices of the Circuit Court, in respect of each item set out in column (1) of each Part of the Schedule, the fee set out in column (2) of the Part concerned opposite the mention of the item.

3. No fee shall be payable under this Order in—

(a) any family law proceedings,

(b) any matrimonial cause or matter, or

(c) proceedings brought by the Health Service Executive in any matter relating to minors.

4. (1) No fee shall be payable under this Order by or on behalf of—

(a) the Attorney General, in proceedings to which he or she is a party,

(b) the Director of Public Prosecutions, in proceedings to which he or she is a party,

(c) a member of the Garda Síochána, in proceedings for an offence brought by the member concerned,

(d) a Minister of the Government, in proceedings brought by the Minister of the Government concerned, or

(e) a probation and welfare officer, in proceedings under the Probation of Offenders Act 1907 or the Criminal Justice (Community Service) Acts 1983 to 2011.

(2) No fee shall be payable under this Order by or on behalf of any person represented in proceedings (whether civil or criminal) by—

(a) the Chief State Solicitor,

(b) the Chief Prosecution Solicitor, or

(c) a local State Solicitor acting in that capacity.

(3) No fee shall be payable under this Order in respect of a witness called to give evidence in proceedings to which this Article applies by or on behalf of a person to whom this Article applies.

5. No fee, other than in respect of the items in Part 4 of the Schedule, shall be payable under this Order by or on behalf of the Insolvency Service of Ireland in connection with proceedings under the Personal Insolvency Act 2012 (No. 44 of 2012).

6. The Circuit Court (Fees) Order 2013 ( S.I. No. 240 of 2013 ) is revoked.










On every affidavit filed



On every copy of any document



On every search



On every stamping of an un-stamped document given in evidence



On every —

(i) originating application to the court ex parte,

(ii) other application to the court not otherwise specifically provided for, or

(iii) originating notice of motion



On every certificate not otherwise provided for



On a summons to tax



On the taxation of a bill of costs—for every full €100 in the amount (including witnesses and other expenses and Value Added Tax) allowed



On the issue of a certificate of taxation



On every application for an endorsement of a certificate for registration of a judgment mortgage in the Property Registration Authority



Certain proceedings under Rules of the Circuit Court






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