Enforcement fee scales

Below are the fees scales set for civil enforcement action when recovering debt such as council tax, non-domestic rates, parking and traffic penalties and HMCTS magistrates' court fines.

Fees recoverable under the Taking Control of Goods (fees) Regulations 2014

Fee stageFee
Compliance stage£75.00
Enforcement stage£235.00 plus 7.5% of the sum being recovered which exceeds £1,500
Removal stage£110.00 plus 7.5% of the sum being recovered which exceeds £1,500
Disbursements
Storage costsActual costs
Locksmith’s costsActual costs
Court application feesActual fees
Auctioneer's costs - sale held on auctioneer's premises
Auctioneer's commissionNot exceeding 15% of the sum realised
Auctioneers out of pocket expensesActual costs
Reasonable advertising costsActual costs
Auctioneer's costs - sale held on other premises
Auctioneer's commissionNot exceeding 7.5% of the sum realised
Auctioneers out of pocket expensesActual costs
Reasonable advertising costsActual costs
Internet auction costsActual costs
In some circumstances exceptional costs will applyAgreed by Court

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