District Court Rules

DISTRICT COURT FEES ORDER 2014

[SI 22/14]

(Commencement: 3 February 2014)

1. (1) This Order may be cited as the District 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 District Court, in respect of each item specified in column (1) of each Part of the Schedule, the fee set out in column (2) of the Part concerned opposite the mention of that item.

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

(a) any family law proceedings, other than in respect of the item specified, at reference number 3, in column (1) of Part 1 of the Schedule,

(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,

(e) the Revenue Commissioners, in proceedings brought by them,

(f) a local authority, in proceedings under the Local Authorities (Traffic Wardens) Act, 1975 (No. 14 of 1975), or

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

4A. Notwithstanding Article 2, no fee shall be payable under this Order in the year 2020 in respect of the items specified in column (1) of Part 4 of the Schedule at the following reference numbers:

(a) 4 (On an application for a certificate of transfer of a licence);

(b) 8 (On an application for a General Exemption Order);

(c) 16a (On an application for a restaurant certificate or a limited restaurant certificate);

(d) 18 (On an application for a certificate of registration of a club);

(e) 22 (On an application for any other public dancing licence);

(f) 23 (On an application for a music and singing licence).

[SI 439/20]

4B. Notwithstanding Article 2, no fee shall be payable under this Order in the year 2020 in respect of the item specified, at reference number 5 (On the issue of a certificate of renewal of a licence), in column (1) of Part 4 of the Schedule where the licence in respect of which the certificate of renewal is issued is a spirit retailer’s on-licence.

[SI 439/20]

5. The District Court (Fees) Order 2014 (SI No 241 of 2013) is revoked.

Schedule

Part 1: General

Part 2: Civil Proceedings

Part 3: Enforcement Of Court Orders Proceedings

Part 4: Licensing Matters

Part 5: Appeals To Circuit Court Other That Appeals In Criminal Cases

Part 6: Cases Stated

Part 7: Proceedings Under Housing (Private Rented Dwellings) Act, 1982

Part 8: Appeals Under Betting Act, 1931

Part 9: Small Claims Procedure

SCHEDULE

[SI 22/14]

PART 1

General

  Item (1) Fee (2)
1 On the issue of a summons (including a summons issued by a Local Authority under the Housing Acts) against one defendant or against several joint defendants or for the attendance of one or more witnesses €15.00
2 On obtaining a copy of an information, a certified copy of an order, signed entry or other document €15.00
3 On obtaining a second or subsequent copy order in family law proceedings, in respect of each such copy €15.00
4 On an application for the removal of a disqualification order €55.00
5 On an application for an order, or on a notice of appeal to the District Court €25.00 (no fee shall be payable for an extension of time for payment of a fine or for an appeal to the Circuit Court)

PART 2

Civil Proceedings

  Item (1) Fee (2)
1 On the issue of any document initiating civil proceedings for —  
  (i) a claim consisting solely of a liquidated claim not exceeding €5,000.00 on the date of issue of the document, €25.00
  (ii) a claim consisting solely of a liquidated claim greater than €5,000.00 but not exceeding €10,000.00 on the date of issue of the document, €70.00
  (iii) a claim consisting solely of a liquidated claim greater than €10,000.00 on the date of issue of the document, €80.00
  (iv) all other claims or applications. €80.00
2 On lodging any affidavit (other than an affidavit under Order 47 of the District Court Rules 1997) €15.00
3 On the issue of a summons in the nature of a subpoena ad testificandum or duces tecum €15.00
4 On the issue of a notice of motion otherwise not specifically provided for €15.00
5 On the issue of a notice of application for compensation under the Malicious Injuries Act, 1981 €15.00
6 On a certificate at the foot of a memorandum for the registration of a decree €15.00
7 On the filing of every counterclaim or set off €15.00
8 On an application for an endorsement of a certificate for registration of a judgment mortgage in the Property Registration Authority €20.00
9 On every judgment by default entered in the office (including affidavits)  
  (i) judgment for a liquidated sum not exceeding €5,000.00, €25.00
  (ii) judgment for a liquidated sum greater than €5,000.00 but not exceeding €10,000.00, €70.00
  (iii) judgment for a liquidated sum greater than €10,000.00 €80.00

PART 3

Enforcement of Court Orders Proceedings

  Item (1) Fee (2)
1 On the issue of a summons for attendance of a debtor €15.00
2 On the issue of a summons for committal in default of payment or of a variation summons €15.00

PART 4

Licensing Matters

  Item (1) Fee (2)
1 On an application for a declaration under section 15(1) of the Intoxicating Liquor Act, 1960 €150.00
2 On an application for a certificate for the grant of a spirit grocers or a retail beer dealers licence –  
  (a) consequent on a declaration of intention to apply for a certificate, €150.00
  (b) in any other case €150.00
3 On an application for an interim transfer of a licence or an endorsement under s 28 of the Intoxicating Liquor Act, 1960 €150.00
4 On an application for a certificate of transfer of a licence €150.00
5 On the issue of a certificate of renewal of a licence €150.00
6 On an application for a certificate for the grant of a new wholesale beer dealers licence €150.00
7 On an application for a Special Exemption Order €300.00
8 On an application for a General Exemption Order €150.00
9 On an application for an occasional licence €150.00
9a On an application under s 23 of the Intoxicating Liquor Act, 2000 for the licensing of an Authorised Event at a racecourse or greyhound track €150.00
10 On an application for an order under s 19 of the Intoxicating Liquor Act, 1960 €150.00
10a On an application for an order under s 20(2) of the Intoxicating Liquor Act, 2000 €150.00
10b On an application for an order under s 20(3) of the Intoxicating Liquor Act, 2000 €150.00
11 On an application for a certificate under s 27 of the Intoxicating Liquor Act, 1960 €150.00
12 On an application for an order under s 10 of the Intoxicating Liquor Act, 1962 €750.00
13 On an application for an authorisation under s 14 of the Intoxicating Liquor Act, 1962 €150.00
14 On an application for an order under s 16 of the Intoxicating Liquor Act, 1962 €150.00
15 On an application for an order under s 17 of the Intoxicating Liquor Act, 1962 €150.00
16 On an application for a declaration under s 16 of the Intoxicating Liquor Act, 1960 €150.00
16a On an application for a restaurant certificate or a limited restaurant certificate €150.00
17 On an application for a declaration under s 15(2) of the Intoxicating Liquor Act, 1960 €150.00
18 On an application for a certificate of registration of a club €150.00
19 On an application for an authorisation for an extension of club hours €150.00
20 On inspecting the Licensing Register or Clubs Register €35.00
21 On an application for a public dancing licence for a period not exceeding one month €150.00
22 On an application for any other public dancing licence €335.00
23 On an application for a music and singing licence €150.00
24 On an application for a certificate for a gaming licence €150.00
25 On an application for a certificate of qualification to carry on the business of auctioneer or house agent €150.00
26 On an application for a lottery licence under s 28 of the Gaming and Lotteries Act, 1956 €150.00
27 On an application for any other order, declaration, certificate or licence in licensing matters €150.00
28 On lodging a notice of objection to the renewal of an Intoxicating Liquor Licence €35.00

PART 5

Appeals to Circuit Court other than Appeals in Criminal Cases

  Item (1) Fee (2)
1 On lodgement with the Clerk of the District Court of the notice of appeal €25.00

PART 6

Cases Stated

  Item (1) Fee (2)
1 On delivery of a case stated €25.00

PART 7

Proceedings under Housing (Private Rented Dwellings) Act, 1982

  Item (1) Fee (2)
1 An application under the above Act (including an appeal under s 26(5)) €15.00
2 An order determining an application referred to at reference number 1 of this column €15.00

PART 8

Appeals under Betting Act, 1931

  Item (1) Fee (2)
1 On every notice of appeal under s 13 of the Betting Act, 1931 €165.00

PART 9

Small Claims Procedure

  Item (1) Fee (2)
1 On lodging an application with the Small Claims Registrar €25.00
2 On lodging a Notice of Dispute with a counterclaim with the Small Claims Registrar €25.00
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