Court fees are the fees payable by the complainant or appellant against a court judgement.
If you win the case, the opposing party can be ordered to pay the court fee as part of the judgement on awarding case costs.
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A court fee (R) is NOK 1 130 (link to the Act on Court Fees at lovdata.no). The number of fees payable varies according to type of case and how extensive it will be. See list of court fees for various cases below .
In some cases, no court fees are payable. These include child custody cases, paternity cases, cases according to the Tenancy Act and against an employer – see section 10 of the Act on Court Fees (lovdata.no).
Free legal aid (lovdata.no) can also imply waiving court fees.
A party not using a lawyer has to pay the court fee in advance before the court will allow the case.
If a party asks the court for lay judges or to appoint an expert, extra fees will be payable.
List of court fees for various cases
The Conciliation Board - See www.forliksraadet.no.
Common process - District Court
The entry fee is 5 R and includes the first day of the main hearing. The fee increases by 3 R for each court day up to and including day 5. As from day 6, the fee increases by 4 R. If the case has been heard by the Conciliation Board, the payment will be reduced by 1 R.
Cases that do not end in judgement:
if the case has been rejected, not been referred or cancelled (2 R) = NOK 2 260
if the case is settled/withdrawn more than 4 weeks before main hearing (2 R) = NOK 2 260
if the case is settled/withdrawn less than 4 weeks before main hearing (2.5 R) = NOK 2 825.
if the case is withdrawn or settled is reached before main hearing, half of the full fee is payable. An example: if settlement is reached on day 2 of the main hearing, a fee of NOK 4 520 is payable (half of NOK 9 040)
Judgement in absentia (2.5 R) = NOK 2 825.
Small Claims Process (chapter 10, the Dispute Act)
Cases tried according to the rules of the Small Claims Process that have been heard by the Conciliation Board are subject to a fee of (2.5 R) = NOK 2 825. If a case has not been heard first by the Conciliation Board, payment increases to (3.5 R) = NOK 3 955.
Declaration of invalidity
Declaration of invalidity (0,8 R)= NOK 904.
Declaration proceedings (5 R) = NOK 5 650
(5 R) for each day valuation is held = NOK 5 650.
- If valuation is cancelled before the first day (2 R) = NOK 2 260.
Enforcement and temporary injunction order
Requesting enforcement (2.1 R) = NOK 2 373 (even if the request is later withdrawn or rejected).
Requesting disbursement, also from other countries (1.7 R) = NOK 1 921.
Complaint to District Court in cases about compensation order (1 R) NOK 1 130.
Seizure and temporary injunction order (2.5 R) = NOK 2 825
- Hearing of request for compulsory dissolving of joint property (2.1 R) = NOK 2 373
- If the court decides to execute foreclosure sale, supplementary administration fee (9 R) = NOK 10 170.
If the court decides on other types of enforcement, another fee will be applied. See details of the types of enforcement and fees in the Act on Court Fees (link to lovdata.no)
Administration of an estate and bankruptcy hearings
Notice to creditors (4 R) = NOK 4 520.
Administration of the estate of a deceased person is in principle (18 R) = NOK 20 340. The District Courts often appoint a trustee. In such instances, only half of the court fee is payable (12.5 R), in addition will be a fee to the trustee.
Administration of jointly-owned estate and bankruptcy estate (25 R) = NOK 28 250.
If administration of a bankruptcy estate is stopped (12.5 R) = NOK 14 125.
Rejected or withdrawn requests on bankruptcy or debt hearings or if a bankruptcy case is cancelled (3 R) = NOK 3 330.
Advance payment to cover estate administration expenses when applying for public administration of jointly-owned estates and the estate of a deceased person: NOK 30 000 (can vary as it is set by each district Court).
advance payment to cover estate administration costs when applying for bankruptcy (50 R): NOK 56 500
Preparatory court session (2 R) = NOK 2 260.
- Debt settlement negotiations for an estate (5 R) = NOK 5 650.
Notarial certification (notary public)
- NOK 282 for notarial certification (0.25 R).
Storage of testaments
The storage of wills and testaments by the court costs NOK 904 (0.8 R).
Appeals and hearing in the Courts of Appeals and Supreme Court.
Appeal hearing (24 R) = NOK 27 120.
The same applies to appeals in cases heard according to the rules for Small Claims Process. Only 4 R is payable if the Court of Appeal overturns the judgement according to section 29-12(2) of the Dispute Act.
- In the event of a derivative, a court fee is payable of (24 R) = NOK 27 120.
Cases that do not end in judgement:
If the appeal is rejected, not been referred or cancelled (2 R) = NOK 2 260.
Appeal against verdicts and decisions (6 R) = NOK 6 780.
If the case is settled/withdrawn within 4 weeks before main hearing (2 R) = NOK 2 260.
If the case is settled/withdrawn later than 4 weeks before main hearing (12 R) = NOK 13 560
If the case is withdrawn or settlement reached during the main hearing, half of the full fee is payable (An example: if settlement is reached on day 2 of the main hearing, NOK 15 255 is payable (half of 27 R/NOK 30 510. See table in the next section).
Supplement for appeal hearing that lasts for 1 day and more:
1 day (24 R)
2 days (27 R)
3 days (30 R)
4 days (33 R)
5 days (36 R)
6 days (40 R)
7 days (44 R)
4 R more per day from day 8.