Calculation of Court fee in Nepal

Court fee means a fee that is chargeable and collected by the court during the registration of a plaint, statement of defense, counterclaim, appeal, or petition for review or revision. The court fees are levied on parties or individuals that seek the services of the court for judicial remedies. Court fees are collected to manage the administrative expenses incurred during the course of a case. 

Lawneeti Court Fee Calculator

Lawneeti Court Fee Calculator determines the official court fee to be submitted to the Court for civil cases while filing the plaint. The Total Amount of Claim must be filled below whereby the calculator provides the Court Fee required. 

Court Fee Calculator

Court Fee Calculator




Standard court fees rate in Nepal

Subject Matter

Court Fees

a.     Plaint

Rs. 200/- (Two Hundred Rupees Only)

b.    Statement of Defense/Counterclaim

Rs. 200/- (Two Hundred Rupees Only)

c.     Appeal

Rs. 300/- (Three Hundred Rupees Only)

d.    Other Petition/Application

Rs. 10/- (Ten Rupees Only)

e.     Marriage Application

Rs. 500/- (Five Hundred Rupees Only)

f.      Written Statement

Rs. 50/- ( Fifty Rupees Only)

g.     Constitutional Writ

Rs. 5000/- ( Five Thousand Rupees Only)

h.    Writ

Rs. 500/- ( Five Hundred Rupees Only)

Determination of court fee based on claimed amount

The rates of court fees for the following range of value or amount are as follows:

   Amount    

           Court Fee

a.     Upto 25,000

 Rs. 500/- (Five hundred rupees only)

b.    25,001 to 50,000

 5% of the amount

c.     50,001 to 1,00,000

 3. 5 % of the amount

d.    1,00,001 to 5,00,000

 2% of the amount

e.     5,00,001 to 20,00,000

 1.5% of the amount

f.      More than 20,00,000

 1% of the amount

Lump sum Court Fee based on Subject Matter

Subject Matter

Amount

Registration or transmission of a land or voidance, claim for invoice and receipt, claim for the invalidation of a deed, deed of the time bound repayment (Bhakhapatra), letter of guarantee, bond, receipt etc., claim for the eviction of tenant from a house or land or claim against such eviction, claim on obstruction with the construction of a dam, canal or ditch or denial for carrying of water through such dam, canal or ditch or on the use of water in breach of priority order, claim for opening or closing any exit, window or door or for making, adding or closing any window, door or veranda, claim for the issuance of an injunction or mandatory order to refrain, or cause to be refrained, from doing any act or to cause any act to be done or for the vacation of such an order, claim for the issuance of an injunction or mandatory order to refrain, or cause to be refrained, from doing any act or to cause any act to be done or for the vacation of such an order, determination of full competency, quasicompetency or incompetency of any person, divorce, settlement of relationship, claim for the judicial declaration of the death of a person or voidance of a judicial declaration, claim for amendment, claim for commencement or non-commencement of bankrupt proceeding, appointment or voidance of appointment of a trustee, appointment or voidance of appointment of a guardian, appointment or voidance of appointment of a curator, claim for usufruct or voidance.

   

 

 

 

Rs. 500/-

Claim for the ascertainment or provision of a partition share in the property subject to partition, voidance of a deed or document on a dispute filed concerning any other contract.

Rs. 1000/-

Court fee chargeable for review or revision of case,

 10% of the plaint’s amount

Exemption of court fees

  • No court fee shall be charged in respect of a case in which the Government of Nepal or Provincial Government is a plaintiff, a case within the jurisdiction of the Local Level, a case involving the use of a public or government property, or a case to be proceeded with by the body specified by the Government of Nepal, by notification in the Nepal Gazette.
  • Subject to Judge’s discretion the party can be exempted from paying court fees when the concerned party is not able to pay the chargeable court fees fully or partly due to their financial condition and receives local level recommendation that the person has no property except the property subject to the case.

The basis for collecting court fee

  • The amount of money in the claim for the establishment of title or release from the claim of  money,
  • Amount rate fixed by the Nepal Rastra Bank in the claim for entitlement or claim to release from other’s claim to gold, silver, pieces of jewelry or ornaments,
  • The amount set by the prevailing market value or plaintiff for the concerned movable property claim,
  • The value set by the stock market in the case of the claim for entitlement or claim to release any securities or treasury bills,
  • The number of yields of the land of the previous year which experienced no disaster in the claim for the yields or remission of the yields of a land,
  • The amount or value set by the land revenue office or tax office or local level government in the claim for entitlement or possession to release from other’s claim to immovable property,
  • Residue amount after administering the functions of the trust or land income in the claim for the entitlement or claim for a release form of a trust,
  • The amount of such number of years or loss of income in the claim for entitlement or release to any contract amount,
  • The claimed amount specified in the deed for the mortgage of immovable property,
  • The claimed amount indicated by the debtor in insolvency or date for repayment,
  • Amount claimed in the provisions of salary, allowance, or installment,
  • Amount of the value claimed in wages, remuneration, loss or damages,
  • The value of the property claimed in principal, profit, dividend, bonus, donation, gift, interest, house or shop rent, or any property,
  • Amount claimed for any compensation,
  • Amount claimed for performance or recovery in contract,

Procedure for payment of court fees

  • Payment of the court fee can be in cash or bank guarantee. If the party fails to pay the court fee within the period, the court shall not proceed, hear and settle such a case,
  • In appeal an additional court fee shall be charged by fifteen percent of the court fee chargeable for filing a plaint,
  • While paying the court fees the concerned employee shall record it as credit in the cashbook, duly prepare a receipt in triplicate, give one copy to the payer of the court fee, and retain another copy in the concerned case file,
  • Party can file complain in the case of excess of court fee in the concerned court,

Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only and shall not be construed as legal advice, advertisement, personal communication or solicitation. Specific advice of professionals must be sought for each case.

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