This section contains information on the fees charged by the Office of the Public Guardian from 1 April 2009.

Enduring and Lasting Power of Attorney fees

Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) registration fee

£120.00 - Payable when the application for registration is made. No refund is available should either donor or attorney die before registration is complete.

Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) registration fee

£120.00 - A separate registration fee is payable for Property and Affairs LPAs and Personal Welfare LPAs when each application for registration is made. No refund is available should either donor or attorney die before registration is complete. No refund is available should the application be invalid or imperfect.

Office copy of EPA/LPA fee

£25.00 - This fee is payable on application for an office copy of an EPA/LPA. No refund is available.

Application to search the registers fee

£25.00 - Covers a search of the three OPG registers. The register of registered LPAs, registered EPAs and the register of Court orders appointing Deputies.

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Deputy Fees

OPG Appointment of Deputy fee

£100.00 - A one-off payment for placing the Deputy’s details on a register and carrying out a risk assessment to determine the appropriate Deputy supervision regime. Please note this is not the Court of Protection application fee. For details of the Court fees please visit the HMCS website and search for leaflet COP44.

Deputy supervision fees

There are four different types of supervision and each attracts a different annual fee which is payable annually in arrears on 31 March.

£800 p.a. - Type I (highest)
£350 p.a. - Type IIA (intermediate)
£175 p.a. - Type II (lower) 
£ 0 p.a. - Type III (minimal)

Each case will be reviewed regularly and the type of supervision allocated may change as circumstances change.

Supervision fees will be calculated on a pro-rata basis if:

  • there has been more than one type of supervision applied in a one-year period; or
  • supervision has been in place for less than one year.
  • the person lacking capacity or the deputy dies. Fees are payable up to the date of death.

Details of pro-rata calculations will be shown on the annual invoice.

All cheques for payment of Office of the Public Guardian fees should be made payable to Office of the Public Guardian. If you wish to make a payment by credit or debit card over the telephone please call 020 7664 7100, and ask to speak to the Credit Control team.

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