Payment for filing writ petitions

Last updated on Jun 14, 2022

  • Supreme Court

For writ petitions except for habeas corpus, the court fee is Rs. 500.1 However, if the writ petition is filed in a criminal case, then no court fee is required.1 

 

  • High Court

The court fee varies for different High Courts. Information on the court fee for individual High Courts can be found on the concerned court’s website. 

High Court Court fee 
Delhi 2 Rs. 100 (except a habeas corpus petition for which fee is Rs. 250). 
Andhra Pradesh3 Rs. 100 (except a habeas corpus petition for which fee is Rs. 2).
Guwahati4  Rs. 50
Punjab & Haryana5  Rs. 50
Patna6 Rs. 1,000
Calcutta7 Rs. 100 (except a habeas corpus petition for which there is no fee).
Bombay8  Rs. 250
Chennai9  Rs. 200 (except a habeas corpus petition for which fee is Rs. 10).
Chhattisgarh10 Rs. 100
Allahabad11 Rs. 100
Karnataka12  Rs. 100 (except a habeas corpus petition).
Jammu & Kashmir 
Orissa13 Rs. 50
Rajasthan14 Rs. 25 (except a habeas corpus petition for which fee is Rs. 2).
Madhya Pradesh15 Rs. 100
Kerala16 Rs. 25  (except a habeas corpus petition for which fee is Rs. 2).
Gujarat17 Rs. 50
Himachal Pradesh18 Rs. 50  (except a habeas corpus petition for which fee is Rs. 2.65).
Sikkim19 Rs. 250 (except a habeas corpus petition).
Uttarakhand13 Rs. 50
Jharkhand13 Rs. 50
Tripura13  Rs. 50
Manipur13 Rs. 50
Meghalaya20 Rs. 95
Telangana21 Rs. 100  (except a habeas corpus petition for which the fee is Rs. 2).
  1. Supreme Court of India, Handbook on Practice and Procedure and Office Procedure, accessed at https://main.sci.gov.in/pdf/LU/ppop2017.pdf[][]
  2. Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi, Revenue Department, The Court- Fees (Delhi Amendment) Act, 2012, accessed at http://delhihighcourt.nic.in/writereaddata/upload/Notification/NotificationFile_FCEDT9TW.PDF[]
  3. Andhra Pradesh Court Fees and Suits Valuation Act, 1956, accessed at https://districts.ecourts.gov.in/sites/default/files/Andhra_Pradesh_Court_Fees_And_Suits_Valuation_Act__1956_1.pdf[]
  4. The Court Fees (Assam Amendment) Act, 1972, accessed at https://www.indiacode.nic.in/bitstream/123456789/5085/1/the_court_fees_%28assam_amendment%29_act%2C_1972_._recognized.pdf[]
  5. https://highcourtchd.gov.in/sub_pages/left_menu/Court%20Fees/Court%20Fee%20Table.pdf[]
  6. The Court Fees (Bihar Amendment) Act, 1995, accessed at https://districts.ecourts.gov.in/saharsa/court-fee-strucutre[]
  7. The West Bengal Court Fees Act, 1970, accessed at http://www.wbja.nic.in/wbja_adm/files/The%20West%20Bengal%20Court-Fees%20Act,%201970.pdf[]
  8. The Maharashtra Court Fees Act, accessed at https://bombayhighcourt.nic.in/libweb/acts/1959.36.pdf[]
  9. Tamil Nadu Court Fees and Suit Valuations Act, 1965, accessed at https://districts.ecourts.gov.in/sites/default/files/Courtfee%20TN.pdf[]
  10. Chhattisgarh High Court Rules, 2007, accessed at http://highcourt.cg.gov.in/other/filinginstruction/FilingInstructions.pdf[]
  11. Schedule II (e)(2), Court Fees Act, Uttar Pradesh.[]
  12. The Karnataka Court Fee and Suits Valuation Act, 1958, accessed at http://dpal.kar.nic.in/pdf_files/16%20of%201958%20(E).pdf[]
  13. Schedule II(e)(i), Court Fees Act, 1870.[][][][][]
  14. The Rajasthan Court Fees and Suits Valuation Act, 1961, accessed at https://www.indiacode.nic.in/bitstream/123456789/13049/1/the_rajasthan_court_fees_and_suits_valuation_act%2C_1961.pdf[]
  15. Court Fees Act, 1870, accessed at https://www.latestlaws.com/bare-acts/state-acts-rules/madhya-pradesh-state-laws/courts-fees-act-1870/[]
  16. The Kerala Court Fees and Suits Valuation Act, 1959, accessed at https://www.indiacode.nic.in/bitstream/123456789/12325/1/10.pdf[]
  17. The Gujarat Court Fees Act, 2004, accessed at https://gujcourts.guj.nic.in/acts/gujarat_court_fees_act2004.pdf[]
  18. The Himachal Pradesh Court Fees Act, 1968, accessed at https://www.indiacode.nic.in/bitstream/123456789/5357/1/the_himachal_pradesh_court_fees_act%2C_1968.pdf[]
  19. Sikkim High Court (Practice and Procedure) Rules, 2011, accessed at https://hcs.gov.in/hcs/sites/default/files/rules/hc_pp_rules.pdf[]
  20. The Court Fees (Meghalaya Amendment) Act, 2012, accessed at https://districts.ecourts.gov.in/sites/default/files/Meghalaya%20Court%20Fee%20Act%202012%20%28Amendment%29_0.pdf[]
  21. Schedule II, Article 11(s), Telangana Court-Fees and Suits Valuation Act, 1956.[]

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