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The Department of Justice has published a Victim Charter. The Charter sets out the entitlements and services that victims of crime in Northern Ireland can expect to receive from a range of service providers and can be found here.

If you are visiting a court house and have a disability, you can use this contacts list attached to talk to one of our staff members about any concerns you may have: Disability Liaison Officer List. 

Important Customer Information:

Please note that a new Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunals website is currently under development and is scheduled to replace the existing site in the summer of 2017. Our current Online Services will remain available; however the website address used to access these will change. Customers will automatically be redirected to the new site from the old for the first few weeks, but should make a note of the new address once it becomes available as the redirect will only be a temporary measure.
Please note that court offices will be closed on one afternoon each month to facilitate staff training. For more information regarding these closures please click here.
Please see the attached notice concerning a change in public counter opening hours.
Court fees will increase on 1st April 2017. You can find out more about the new court fees here. 
Please see the attached notice concerning the use of in court interpreters by defence representatives.
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Online returns for Juror Notices have now closed.


Online Services

Online Services

Our online services are available 24 hours a day.
Login/register using the button at the top of this page then click here for access to our public court list, copy orders, small claims, EJO debt register searching, public searching, ICOS accounts, EJO and ICOS case tracking services.

Small Claims

Small Claims Online

This facility allows customers to make a claim to recover money owed to them up to a fixed amount of £3,000. Use this link to go to the small claims section of our online services page.

This link will open a PDF version of our booklet A guide to proceedings in the High Court for people without a legal representative.

A guide to proceedings in the High Court

This guide, provides some basic information about court rules and procedure to assist those who find themselves in the position of starting or continuing litigation without legal representation in the High Court.

Court Rules

Court Rules and Guidance

Guidance for personal litigants and other court users.

Copyright in the original Rules belongs to the Crown.

Customer Service

Customer Service

This section outlines our commitment to customer service. You can view our customer service strategy and service standards here.

Matrimonial and Civil Partnership proceedings


To complement Practice Direction 01/2011 the Matrimonial and civil partnership section on our website has been developed to provide easier access to procedural guidance and forms.


Key Matters

Public Consultations

Temporary Closure of Old Townhall Building

Telephoning the Royal Courts of Justice

Child Abduction

Court Lists

Information on Repossession

Magistrates' Court Statement of Means​​​

 Londonderry Magistrates’ Court Domestic Violence Listing Pilot

Reporting a Death

CJSM secure email system

General Practitioner's Clinical Summary


Single Jurdisdiction

Single Jurisdiction Update

Online ACD Guide


Court Fees - Do I have to Pay Them?

Do I Have to Pay Court Fees?

ER1 Form



Alternatives to Court in Northern Ireland

A guidance booklet has been published by the Northern Ireland Ombudsman. This booklet gives you an outline of alternative methods of resolving disputes other than using the courts.

The options for businesses, and the information requirements, for resolving disputes out of court can be found here.