Court fees must be paid by persons using the courts for many of the operations carried out by each of the court offices.
These fees are fixed by the Minister for Justice and Equality with the agreement of the Minister for Finance and are published in documents known as court fees orders.
Court fees are paid in the form of stamp duty which is stamped onto the relevant court document. They may be paid in the provincial court offices. In the Dublin Metropolitan District stamping facilities are available in the Dublin Courts Stamping Office.
The current court fees are set out in the District Court fees order, the Circuit Court fees order and the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and High Court fees order.