Charging orders—how and where to apply
Charging orders—how and where to apply

The following Dispute Resolution guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Charging orders—how and where to apply
  • Is this a CCMCC charging order case or a non-CCMCC charging order case?
  • Which charging order application form should I use?
  • What should the charging order application form contain?
  • Applying for a charging order over more than one asset
  • Applying for a charging order in respect of more than one judgment
  • Where to send your application for a charging order and fee payable

This Practice Note sets out how to apply for a charging order pursuant to CPR 73 and CPR PD 73.

It sets out how to make an application, in terms of:

  1. which form to use and how to complete it, and

  2. where to send your completed application form

This Practice Note is of relevance whether you are making an application for a charging order via the County Court Money Claims Centre (CCMCC) or in a non-CCMCC case.

Note: you should read this Practice Note before following the guidance in one of the following two Practice Notes:

  1. Charging orders—procedure in the County Court Money Claims Centre (CCMCC cases)

  2. Charging orders—procedure in non-CCMCC cases

For an overview of the entire process of applying for a charging order, see: Flowchart—Charging order application—High Court and other non-County Court Money Claim Centre and Flowchart—Charging order application—County Court Money Claim Centre.

Is this a CCMCC charging order case or a non-CCMCC charging order case?

The process for applying for a charging order distinguishes between applications for charging orders which are required to be made in the CCMCC and those which may be applied for in 'other venues':

  1. CCMCC charging order cases—if you are applying for a charging order in respect of a County Court judgment or order then your application is a charging order CCMCC case unless the