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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. 

Please note that court offices will be closed on one afternoon each month to facilitate staff training. For more information regarding these changes please click here.

Please see the attached notice concerning a change in public counter opening hours.
Important Customer Information: The NICTS website will soon be decommissioned as we prepare to consolidate our web presence on to the existing Department of Justice site here:
To begin our migration to the new site we have made all of our Online Services available on the new website at and would suggest that you ‘bookmark’ this page so that you can easily access these services in the future. You may also need to allow pop-ups on the new page. 
From today (5th October 2017) we would recommend that ALL customers follow this link and start using our online services in their new home. While there are some layout changes, the Online Applications functionally remain the same.
Although the online services will still be available at this site for a period of time, we may have to close the site without much notice. So to avoid any inconvenience or disruption, we would encourage you to follow the above advice.
If you have any feedback or queries, we would appreciate if you would email these to:
This message will be updated as we draw closer to decommissioning this site.  
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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

Court fees will increase on 1st April 2017.


Find out more about the new court fees here. 


Court Fee Forms

Do I Have to Pay Court Fees?



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.