Making a claim
The online form will take you through the following steps. This is the same information that you’d include in a paper form, but it’s in a slightly different order. If you need more details about how to answer the questions, see the next section: “Filling out the Disputes Tribunal application form” for more detail.
- Select “Yes – I am the applicant” to get started.
- You’ll have to fill in your contact details:
- You’ll then fill in the respondent’s details:
- You’ll need at least their name and a physical address, but you should include as much information about the respondent as possible (see: Step 3).
- You’ll then fill in details about your dispute, including:
- If the claim is a new claim or a counterclaim (see: “How do I make a counterclaim?”)
- Details of the dispute (see: Step 5). You can upload up to 4 extra files to support your claim. If you have more, you can post or deliver these to your local District Court. Make sure you include the CIV number of your claim so they can be matched up.
- You then need to explain what you’ve already done to try resolve the issue (see: Step 6). You can choose to upload a document to support this (e.g., you could include your emails with the respondent).
- You’ll be asked if this claim is covered by your insurer (see: Step 2).
- To finalise your application, you’ll need to confirm that all the information you’ve provided is correct, and pay the filing fee via credit or debit card.