About the Register

Established by parliament in 1852, the Registry of County Court Judgments (RCCJ) was part of the Lord Chancellor’s Department holding details of money judgments registered by the county courts of England & Wales during the preceding six years.

In January 1986, Registry Trust Ltd (RTL), a not-for-profit company, was contracted to the Lord Chancellor to maintain this statutory public Register.

In 1993, the Register was extended to include details of Administration Orders registered by the county courts and, in 1998 details of Child Support Agency Liability Orders granted in the magistrates courts were included.

On 6th April 2006, the Register of Judgments, Orders and Fines superseded the Register of County Court Judgments and RTL is contracted to the Lord Chancellor to maintain this Register which then contained three sections :

Section 1 : County Court judgments (CCJs), Administration Orders (AOs) and Child Support Agency (CSA) Magistrates Liability Orders.

Section 2 : High Court judgments.

Section 3 : Magistrates Courts Fines defaults.

On 1st April 2009 the Register was extended again to include section 4, which contains details of enforced Tribunal Awards relating to individuals, companies and businesses.