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Fees of the Office of Care and Protection (Patients Section)

Office of Care and Protection (Patients Section) fees are set out in the Court of Judicature Fees as updated by the Court of Judicature Fees (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2017.

You can view the fees for all proceedings on the Court Fees page of our website where you can also get information and appropriate forms if you wish to make an application for Exemption and or Remission of paying fees.

Enduring Powers of Attorney – application for search of register £22
Registration of Enduring Powers of Attorney £127
Enduring Powers of Attorney – application pursuant to court direction £220
Enduring Power of Attorney account fee £165
Referral of patient to OCP including issue of enabling certificate and Master’s direction by certificate £83
Master’s subsequent direction by certificate where no controller order or short procedure order issued £83
1) Commencement Fee (Patient’s Affairs) – first application for the appointment of a controller except where it appears that the patient’s clear annual income is less than £1000 £220
2) In addition to (1), commencement pursuant to a request by a personal application £220
Issue of a controller ad interim order or a short procedure order £83
Application to purchase, sell or transfer house or land, release life interest or right of residence £165
Transaction Fee
1) On any order made by the court in the exercise of powers conferred by–
  1. Article 99 (1) – b), c), d), h), k) of the Mental Health (Northern Ireland) Order 1986
  2. Article 102 of the Order
  3. section 35 (9) of the Trustee Act (Northern Ireland) 1958
  4. section 57(3) of the Trustee Act (Northern Ireland) 1958
£88 or in a special case ¼% of the pecuniary consideration as defined in Note 3 of the Fees Order if greater than £88
2) On making by the court of any order or authority under Article 99(1)(e) of the Order £220
On appointment of a controller £127
Annual Administrative Fee –
a) Administrative Fee per annum where funds are operated out of court

£275
b) Administrative Fee per annum where funds are held by Court Funds Office. £385
Control Fees –
On passing an account where an Officer of the Court (including Official Solicitor) is appointed

£550
Application to appoint a new controller £220
Winding-up fee on the death of a patient £303