Holding Policy

To facilitate the submission of forms via email, the courts will be implementing a ‘holding policy’ for paperwork that requires a payment of a fee from Monday 2nd May 2022.  Anyone submitting a form electronically will be given 3 working days to send payment to the office, or make payment via standard chartered bank.  Please note, if the service you request requires a fee to be paid your paperwork will not be processed until confirmation of payment has been received.  If payment is not confirmed within 3 working days your paperwork will be deleted from the court system.  Once paperwork is deleted it will not be recoverable by court staff and it will need to be resubmitted.

Example one:

Paperwork submitted by email Saturday

Deadline to make & confirm payment is 4.30pm Wednesday

8am Thursday the paperwork will be deleted from the court system if no confirmation received by deadline.

Example two:

Paperwork submitted by email Monday

Deadline to make & confirm payment is 4.30pm Thursday

Confirmation of payment received Wednesday

Paperwork processed as soon as possible after confirmation received, and in any event within 3 working days (Monday).

How to confirm payment:

1) send a picture/scan of proof of payment to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and make it clear in your email what the payment is for;

2) pay at the office during working hours or present proof of payment to the office; or

3) send a cheque through the post to the court office. 

** Do not send cash or transfer slips through the post **

Please note that it may take up to 3 working days for the treasury to notify the department of payment from the date you make the payment.  It is advised, to prevent unnecessary delay to your paperwork, that you ensure you inform the court as soon as possible when you have made payment.