Fees due to the Public Guardian

A fee might be required for registering your PoA or for some of the other services we provide. The majority of our fees are due at the time of making an application to us. There are certain circumstances where you might be entitled to a fee exemption

Current Fee levels

The fees we charge will increase at planned intervals over the next 3 years.  See schedule 1 for fees payable from 25th April 2018 – 31st March  2019.

The Scottish Statutory Instrument 2018 No.86 provides further information on the fees payable to the Public Guardian.

Our fees

Methods of payment


  • We will accept cheques made payable to the 'Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service' for all applications.

Credit/debit card

  • We can also accept payment by credit or debit card (we do not accept AMEX card payments) for all applications with exception of clerically submitted powers of attorney. Please contact us with your card details.


  • Please do not send cash in the post. If opting to come into the office to pay your fee, please bring the exact fee amount, as we do not keep cash or change in the office.