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The Court Fees’ Act, 1870

The Court Fees’ Act, 1870





Chapter I Preliminary
1 Short Title, Extent and Commencement.
1A Definition of “Appropriate Government”.
2 Repealed.
Chapter II Fees in the High Court and in the Courts of small causes at the Presidency-Towns
3 Levy of fees in High Courts on their original sides Levy of fees in Presidency Small Cause Courts.
4 Fees on documents filed, etc., in High Courts 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.
Chapter III Fees in other courts and in public offices
6 Fees on documents filed, etc., in Mofussil Courts or in public offices.
7 Computation of fees payable in certain suits; for money; for maintenance and annuities; for other moveable property having a market-value; for moveable property of no market value; to enforce a right to share in joint family property; for a declaratory decree and consequential relief; for an injunction; for easements; for accounts; for possession of land, houses and gardens; proviso as to Bombay Presidency; for  houses and gardens; to enforce a right of pre-emption; for interest of assignee of land-revenue; to set aside an attachment; to redeem; to foreclose; for specific performance; between landlord and tenant.
8 Fee on memorandum of appeal against order relating to compensation.
9 Power to ascertain nett profits or market-value.
10 Procedure where nett profits or market-value wrongly estimated.
11 Procedure in suits for mesne profits or account when amount decreed exceeds 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 modified its former decision on ground of mistake.
16 Repealed.
17 Multifarious suits.
18 Written examinations of complainants.
19 Exemption of certain documents.
Chapter IIIA Probates, letters of administration and certificates of administration
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 to low 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.
19I Payment of court-fees in respect of probates and letters of administration.
19J Recovery of penalties, etc.
19K Sections 6 and 28 not to apply to probates or letters of administration.
Chapter IV Process Fees
20 Rules as to cost 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.
Chapter V Of the Mode of Levying fees
25 Collection of fees by stamps.
26 Stamps to be impressed or adhesive.
27 Rules for supply, number, renewal and keeping account of stamps.
28 Stamping documents inadvertently received.
29 Amended document.
30 Cancellation of Stamps.
Chapter VI Miscellaneous
31 Repealed.
32 Repealed.
33 Admission in criminal cases of documents for which proper fees has not been paid.
34 Sale of stamps.
35 Power to reduce or remit fees.
36 Saving of fees to certain officers of High Courts.
Schedule I Ad volorem Fees.
Schedule II Fixed Fees.
Schedule III Form of Valuation.


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