County Court

Processing of documents by the Court

The length of time the County Court takes to process the thousands of items of correspondence they receive on a daily basis varies depending on a range of reasons. HM Courts and Tribunals Service publishes regular “performance information” showing how quickly (or not!) documentation is currently being processed.

You can read the latest HMCTS Performance Information here.

Most correspondence with the County Court is processed by either the National Civil Business Centre (CNBC) based in Northampton or the Online Money Claims Service (MCOL). It is important that you respond to the correct address.