A decrees/orders is issued by a sheriff court if you fail to repay the money you owe and the pursuer has taken court action.

The Scottish Register contains details of undefended money decrees submitted in the Sheriff Courts as either small claims, summary cause, simple procedure or ordinary causes.

Decrees/orders are shown as either satisfied or unsatisfied on the Register. Satisfied means the decrees/orders has been paid in full, unsatisfied means it has not.  Decrees/orders stay on the register for six years unless set-aside/cancelled.

The information appearing on the Register is as follows:

  • court name and case number
  • name and address of defender
  • date and amount of decree (excluding costs)
  • details of ‘satisfaction’ once Registry Trust has been provided with proof of payment and the search fee


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