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Online Services

Online Services are available 24hrs a day

Maintenance:- To ensure the service performance of our infrastructure it is necessary that we perform routine maintenance, therefore you might experience a temporary disruption to our online services during our maintenance activities. Maintenance is currently scheduled to run between 6:00pm and 8:00pm each Monday evening. We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause.

Software Requirements:- Most documents produced in the online services are in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. You need Adobe Reader installed in order to view these documents. Click here to download and install a free version of Adobe Acrobat Reader which is required for opening and viewing PDF files. You will also need a browser supporting the latest encryption standards. If you can log into the website successfully then this will be suitable for the online services.

Login:- All of the following online services, with the exception of the Public Court Lists Online service require you to login before you can access the service.

Security Statement

The Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunals Service understands how important the security and confidentiality of your information is to you. This is why all content exchanged using our online services is conducted over a secure connection to our servers and why we automatically log you out of our website after 1 hour of inactivity or 1 hour between page changes. You can read further about the technology used to protect customers on our website by clicking on this link.

You should ensure that your password, and PIN (if applicable) are not divulged to other parties. If you have any concerns about the security of your password or PIN, please call us on 028 9072 8830.


ICOS Online Searching Modules

Bankruptcy & Companies
(Data held within last 10 years)
Cost £20 per search
Queen's Bench & Chancery
(Date held from 1 December 2004)
Cost £20 per search
Probate records
(Data held since 1 January 1986)
Cost £20 per search
Decree Absolute
(Data held since 1 January 1996)
Cost £20 per search

Payment can be made by Visa debit/credit card or Mastercard debit/credit card or from an ICOS pre-paid account.

For more information on ICOS accounts then please click here.

User Guides

Public Searching User Guide - Account Holders (Word)

Public Searching User Guide - Pay As You Go Users (Word)

Public Searching User Guide - Voucher (Word)

Refund Application Form - Multiple Surname Search (PDF) - If more than one search has been required to be completed on a married female (ie married and maiden name searched) or a non English name then you may be entitled to a refund of the additional search fee.




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EJO Case Tracking

The EJO Case Tracking Service provides information on Creditor(s), Debtor(s) and other interested parties attached to an enforcement application. Access can only be granted to the cases in which you are a party to (creditor or their solicitors).

If you wish to use this facility please contact us so we can activate your account to access the EJO Case Tracking facility.




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EJO Debt Register Searching

To access this service you must first Login/Register to create a new account and request access to your cases. You will only be granted access to the cases in which you are a party to (creditor or their solicitors). If you are an ICOS account holder and wish to use this facility please contact us so we can activate your account to access the EJO Case Tracking facility.

The EJO Debt Register Service will enable you to conduct a judgment search detailing judgments held (if any) against a person or company in the last 6 years.

The current fee for this facility is £8.00 per name search. You can pay by pre-paid account or pay as you go. Please see the guides opposite to help you through the process.

Pre-paid Account Holders should contact the Accounts Team in the EJO for information on how to credit their pre-paid account with funds at either:

postroomejo@courtsni.gov.uk or telephone 0300 200 7812.

Pay as you go users can purchase vouchers by a Visa debit/credit card or a Mastercard debit/credit card.

If you have already logged in please launch the EJO Debt Register Searching button below to load the facility in a new window.

User Guides

EJO Debt Register User Guide - Pay As You Go Users (PDF)

EJO Debt Register User Guide - Account Holders (PDF)

Refund Application Form - Multiple Surname Search (PDF) - If more than one search has been required to be completed on a married female (ie married and maiden name searched) or a non English name then you may be entitled to a refund of the additional search fee.

NB. We automatically log you out of our website after 1 hour of inactivity or 1 hour between page changes. You can read about how we use technology to protect customers on our website by clicking on this link.

 




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Small Claims Online

Before you begin a small claim you should be aware that if the respondent has no money to pay the amount of the claim you may not get your money. The Enforcement of Judgments Office (EJO) is part of the Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunals Service and will help you to recover the amount claimed by enforcing any decree that you are granted.

The EJO maintains a Judgments Register to which you can search against a possible debtor for a fee. This will show whether the respondent already owes any money to other people. You can then use this information to help you decide whether or not you want to proceed to issue your small claim.

Our 'Small Claims Guide' provides customers with a general overview of the small claims procedure. When you are ready to commence your application, you should ensure you are logged into the site and click the 'Launch Small Claims Online' button below. Payments on our site can be made by Visa debit/credit card or Mastercard debit/credit card or from an ICOS pre-paid account.


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Customer Satisfaction Survey

The Civil Processing Centre, who centrally process all small claims until the listing stage, would like to gauge the level of service you have received.

Please complete the following questionnaire and provide us with your comments, suggestions or ideas for improvement. Any information or comments you give may be used to help us improve/maintain the quality of the service we provide to you.

Click here to download the electronic customer satisfaction questionnaire (PDF).


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Copy Orders Online

Orders made on or after 1 January 2007 are available online for some business areas. The current fee for each order selected online is £8. Payment can be made by Visa debit/credit card or Mastercard debit/credit card or from an ICOS pre-paid account. Click here for more information on the Copy Orders Online Facilities.




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Public Court Lists Online

A free service which allows you to view the court lists for civil and criminal business for any court venue for up to 7 days ahead. Court lists are refreshed daily at 10:00pm.

Note that you do not need to login before using this online service.




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ICOS Case Tracking Online

This free online service allows solicitor firms, government departments and other organisations to securely access case details for civil, criminal and family cases in which they are involved.

To use this service you need to login using the username previously assigned to you by Courts and Tribunals Service. You will also need your password and PIN. If you do not know these details please contact Central Business Unit on 028 9072 8830.




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ICOS Accounts Online

This online service allows you to view ICOS prepaid account balances online and print or download ICOS pre-paid account statements. You can also lodge money into your ICOS pre-paid account online using a Visa debit/credit card or a MasterCard debit/credit card.

To use this service you need to login using the username previously assigned to you by Courts and Tribunals Service. You will also need your password and PIN. If you do not know these details please contact Central Business Unit on 028 9072 8830.




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If you are having difficulties with using any of our Online Services, please contact our web team at WebmasterNICtS@courtsni.gov.uk .