1The Court-fees Act, 1870

( ACT NO. VII OF 1870 )




1. Short title

Extent of Act

Commencement of Act

1A. [Omitted]

2. Definitions

3. Levy of fees in the High Court Division on their original sides

4. Fees on documents filed, etc., in the High Court Division in their extraordinary jurisdiction;

in their appellate jurisdiction;

as Courts of reference and revision

5. Procedure in case of difference as to necessity or amount of fee

6. Fees on documents filed, etc., in Mufassil Courts or in public offices

7. Computation of fees payable in certain suits

(i) for money;

(ii) for maintenance and annuities;

(iii) for moveable property having a market-value;

(iv) (a) for moveable property of no market- value;(b) [Omitted](c) for declaratory decree and consequential relief;(d) for an injunction;(e) for easements;(f) for accounts;

(v) for possession of land, buildings or gardens;

(vi) to enforce a right of pre-emption;

(viA) for partition and separate possession of a share of joint family property, etc.

(vii) for interest of assignee of land revenue;

(viii) to set aside an attachment;

(viiiA) to set aside decrees;

(ix) to redeem; to foreclose;

(x) for specific performance;

(xi) between landlord and tenant;

(xii) in suits not expressly provided for in this section.

8. Fee on memorandum of appeal against order relating to compensation

8A. Statement of particulars of subject-matter of suits and plaintiff's valuation thereof

8B. Procedure where insufficient Court-fee is filed on plaint or memorandum of appeal

8C. Inquiry as to valuation of suits

8D. Investigation to ascertain proper valuation

8E. Power of persons making inquiry under sections 8C and 8D

8F. Costs of inquiry as to valuation and refund of excess fee

9 and 10. [Repealed]

11. Procedure in suits for mesne profits or accounts when amount found due exceeds amount claimed

Refund where amount decreed is less than amount claimed

12. Decision of questions as to valuation

13. Refund of fee paid on memorandum of appeal

14. Refund of fee on application for review of judgment

15. Refund where Court reverses or modifies its former decision on ground of mistake

16. [Repealed]

17. Multifarious suits

18. Written examinations of complainants

19. Exemption of certain documents

19A. Relief where too high a court-fee has been paid

19B. Relief where debts due from a deceased person have been paid out of his estate

19C. Relief in case of several grants

19D. Probates declared valid as to trust-property though not covered by court-fee

19E. Provision for case where too low a court-fee has been paid on probates, etc.

19F. Administrator to give proper security before letters stamped under section 19E

19G. Executors, etc., not paying full court-fee on probates, etc., within six months after discovery of under-payment

19H. Notice of applications for probate or letters of administration to be given to Revenue-authorities, and procedure thereon

19-I. Payment of court-fees in respect of probates and letters of administration

19J. Recovery of penalties, etc.

19K. Section 6 and 28 not to apply to probates or letters of administration

20. Rules as to costs of processes

Confirmation and publication of rules

21. Tables of process-fees

22. Number of peons in District and subordinate Courts

Number of peons in Mofussil Small Cause Courts

23. Number of peons in Revenue Courts

24. [Repealed]

25. Collection of Fees by stamps or through electronically or digitally, etc.

26. Stamps to be impressed or adhesive

27. Rules for supply, number, renewal and keeping accounts of stamps

28. Stamping documents inadvertently received

29. Amended document

30. Cancellation of stamp

31. [Repealed]

32. [Repealed]

33. Administration in criminal cases of documents for which proper fee has not been paid

34. Sale of stamps

34A. Enlargement of time

35. Power to suspend, reduce or remit fees

35A. Variation of rates

36. Saving of fees to certain officers of the High Court Division

37. Mode of refund