Law Number : 492

Date of Adoption : July 2,1964

Date and No. of Publication in the Official Gazette : July 17,1964 - 11756

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Scope of the Act:

Article 1 – Fees that will be taken are shown in the following:

1. Judicial fees,

2. Public notary fees,

3. (As amended: January 21,1982 - 2588/1 st Art.) Tax judicial fees,

4. Land Registry and Cadastre fees,

5. Consulship fees,

6. Passport, residence permit, work permit, exemption of work permit, visa and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs attestation fees,

7. Ship and port fees,

8. Letters patent, certificate and diploma fees,

9. Traffic fees.


Judicial Fees


Its subject:

Article 2 – The transactions which were listed in tariff numbered (1) connected to this Act from among the judicial transactions shall be subject to judicial fees.

There will also be taken fee when the rights have been ensured related to personal law at the criminal courts according to the tariff numbered (1) except for hearing fees.


Article 3 – There shall be taken judgement and writ fee from the glosses made by chief judge or judge related to the necessity of executions of arbitrations according to the nature of the arbitration.


Foreign court decisions:

Article 4 – There shall be taken fee pursuant to the tariff numbered (1) according to the value of the thing decided about in these verdicts from among the lawsuits filed for enforcement of the verdicts rendered by a foreign court.


Transactions of regional administrative courts and the Council of the State:

Article 5 – There shall be taken fee filed at the regional administrative courts and the Council of the State pursuant to the tariff numbered (1).

However the transactions that are related to taxes, duties, fees and similar financial obligations and additions and fines connected to them and also within the duties of the Council of the State shall be subject to the tarif numbered (3).


Counter actions and intervention to case:

Article 6 – Counter actions are subject to fee just like separate actions.

Anyone who intervenes an action, has to pay equal fee that was taken from the party which he or she joined if he or she takes an appeal.


Retaking of fee:

Article 7 – In case the file which was taken out of litigation is not revived within the period specified in the Civil Procedure Code, hearing of the case depends upon paying fee again.


Reversal of judgement:

Article 8 – There shall be taken judgement and writ fee just it is like a new verdict from verdicts rendered after reversal of a judgement and the judgement and writ fee which was taken priorly shall be deducted from the fee related to the following verdict.


Revision of decision:

Article 9 – If the verdict appealed is approved upon acceptance of the request of correcting of the decision, there shall be taken fee again as much as the fee taken from the verdict that was appealed.



Article 10 – The actions which will be held upon acceptance of retrial, shall be sunject to fee just like new actions. If the person who requested retrial was proved right consequently, the fee taken priorly shall be deducted.


Person who has obligation:

Article 11 – In general,the persons who files lawsuit or requests the transaction that is subject to fee to be fulfilled are obliged to pay judicial fees.

The fees to be taken because of settlement of the account of guardian, shall be taken from the guardian as representative of the person under guardianship.

The fees which will be taken related to transactions to be made ex officio without any request, if any contrary provision is not existed, shall be taken from the person which the transaction is made in favour of him or her.


Person who has obligation about hearing fees:

Article 12 – If the proceeding at civil and commercial courts were postponed upon request and consents of the parties; the hearing fee shall be taken from the parties, if postponed because of unfulfilment of a transaction that it was possible to be done; shall be taken from the party who gave rise to postponement.

If the representatives gave rise to postponement in either cases, the hearing fee shall be imposed upon representatives.

The fee imposed upon representative or the parties is not taken at following two hearings, it shall be taken as much again. In case it was not paid, there shall be decided to be written warrant to the Revenue Office for collection of the fee as much as this amount.