The schedule to the Kerala Document Writers` License Rule 1960 specifies the following maximum fees leviable by Document writers and for the service rendered by any scribe attached to their Office (As amended by Notification No.L1/15679/2009 Dated 29.08.2009 with effect from 01.09.2009

No Category Amount
i When the value or consideration specified in the document does not exceeds Rs. 7,500/- Rs. 400/-
ii When such value exceeds Rs. 7,500/- but does not exceed Rs. 12,500/- Rs. 500/-
iii When such value exceeds Rs. 12,500/- but does not exceed Rs. 20,000/- Rs. 600/-
iv When such value exceeds Rs. 20,000/- but does not exceed Rs. 30,000 Rs. 700/-
v When such value exceeds Rs. 30,000/- but does not exceed Rs. 50,000/- Rs. 900/-
vi When such value exceeds Rs. 50,000/- but does not exceed Rs. 75,000/- Rs. 1300/-
vii When such value exceeds Rs. 75,000/- but does not exceed Rs. 1,00,000/- Rs. 1700/-
viii When such value exceeds Rs. 1,00,000/- but does not exceed Rs. 1,50,000/- Rs. 2000/-
ix When such value exceeds Rs. 1,50,000/- but does not exceed Rs. 2,00,000/- Rs. 3000/-
x When such value exceeds Rs. 2,00,000/- but does not exceed Rs. 3,00,000/- Rs. 4000/-
xi When such value exceeds Rs. 3,00,000/- but does not exceed Rs. 5,00,000/- Rs. 5000/-
xii When such value exceeds Rs. 5,00,000/- but does not exceed Rs. 700.000/- Rs. 6000/-
xiii When such value exceeds Rs. 7,00,000/- but does not exceed Rs. 8,00,000 /- Rs. 7000/-
xiv When such value exceeds Rs. 8,00,000/- Rs. 7500/-
xv For the preparation of a document falling under Article I(v) of the table of fees prescribed under section 78 of the Act. Rs. 200/-
xvi When the schedule of properties contains more than 5 items, besides the fees prescribed above, for every item or part therof an additional fee of Rs. 30/- may be levied
xvii In the case of the following documents,an additional fee of 25% on the fees specified in items(i) to (xv) may be levied.

  1. Agreements relating to immovable property,
  2. Agreements relating to deposit of title deeds, pawn or pledge,
  3. Appointment of the execution of a power,
  4. Awards,
  5. Chitty or Kuri Variola,
  6. Composition deed,
  7. Partition,
  8. Partenership including dissolution of partnership,
  9. Settlement and
  10. Trust
Scribes Fee
Scribes fee will be according to the number of pages copied by him. A fee of Rs. 10/- may be levied for every page or part of a page of the following documents, copied by him, namely (One page means a minimum of 100 words.
  • Original Documents
  • Duplicates
  • Pokkuvaravu and
  • Counterparts of documents
For true copies to be filed, uniform rate of Rs.20 for every page or part of a page of the copying sheets, subject to a minimum of Rs.30 may be levied. (One page means a minimum of 250 words).
A register in Form E and a receipt book with counterfoil in Form F is to be maintained by the Document Writers and shall give receipts for all moneys received on account of work connected with every document prepared by the Document Writer.