Fees and charges (Licences)

Fees and charges (valid from 1 April 2019) relating to various licences or permissions that may be granted by the Council.

  • annual rate £63
  • 1/2 yearly rate £33

The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018 - Commercial Establishments (overnight boarding)

  • new applications (commercial establishments) £738
  • renewal (commercial establishments) £476
  • new applications (home boarders/pet sitters - this includes creche facilities and franchises) £545
  • renewal applications (home boarders/pet sitters - this includes creche facilities and franchises) £515
  • addition of each host onto franchisee licence £125
  • minor variation (minor changes to licence not requiring site visit) £160
  • major variation (more substantial changes to licence that require a site visit) £395
  • request to be re-assessed for star rating (excluding appeal) £150
  • compliance inspections for multi-year licences £150 per visit
  • re-charge for ad hoc/additional inspections £150 per visit
     

The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018 - Keeping of a breeding establishment for dogs

  • new application £720
  • renewal £650
  • minor variation (minor changes to licence not requiring site visit) £160
  • major variation (more substantial changes to licence that require a site visit) £395
  • request to be re-assessed for star rating (excluding appeal) £150
  • compliance inspections for multi-year licences £150 per visit
  • re-charge for ad hoc/additional inspections £150 per visit

Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976 - Keeping of a wild animal

  • new application £926
  • renewal £540
  • minor variation (minor changes to licence not requiring site visit) £160
  • major variation (more substantial changes to licence that require a site visit) £395
  • request to be re-assessed for star rating (excluding appeal) £150
  • compliance inspections for multi-year licences £150 per visit
  • re-charge for ad hoc/additional inspections £150 per visit

Removal of dead wild animals from private property on request (for example foxes, squirrels, birds)

  • £50

Local Air Pollution Control and Local Authority Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control Schemes.

A complex scale of fees and charges are published by DEFRA on their website.

The Feed (Hygiene and Enforcement) (England) Regulations 2005.

Manufacture only, or manufacture and placing on the market, of feed additives referred to in Article 10(1)(a) of Regulation 183/2005 other than those specified in Regulation 2(3), or of pre mixtures of such additives.

  • £451

Placing on the market of feed additives referred to in Article 10(1)(a) of Regulation 183/2005 other than those specified in Regulation 2(3), or of pre-mixtures of such additives.

  • £226

Fireworks Regulations 2004.

  • licence of premises to sell fireworks all year £500

The Explosives Regulations 2014.

Licence to store explosives

Licence to store explosives where a minimum separation distance of greater than 0 metres is prescribed.

New grant:

  • one year duration £185
  • two year duration £243
  • three year duration £304
  • four year duration £374
  • five year duration £423

Renewal:

  • one year duration £86
  • two year duration £147
  • three year duration £206
  • four year duration £266
  • five year duration £326

Licence to store explosives where no minimum separation distance or a 0 metres minimum separation distance is prescribed.

New grant:

  • one year duration £109
  • two year duration £141
  • three year duration £173
  • four year duration £206
  • five year duration £238

Renewal:

  • one year duration £54
  • two year duration £86
  • three year duration £120
  • four year duration £152
  • five year duration £185

Varying a licence:

  • change of name of licensee or address of site £36
  • any other kind of variation (the reasonable cost to the licensing authority of having the work carried out) £52
  • transfer of licence or registration £36
  • replacement of licence if lost £36

The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018 - Riding establishment

Keeping of a riding establishment (large - 10 or more horses)

  • new application £1,570
  • renewal £1,025

Keeping of a riding establishment (small - one to nine horses)

  • new application £1,231
  • renewal £802

Additions/amendment to the 'Approved Schedule of Horses' (large and small) £85

  • minor variation (minor changes to licence not requiring site visit) £160
  • major variation (more substantial changes to licence that require a site visit) £395
  • request to be re-assessed for star rating (excluding appeal) £150
  • compliance inspections for multi-year licences £150 per visit
  • re-charge for ad hoc/additional inspections £150 per visit

Hypnotism Act 1952 (as amended).

  • authorisation £46
  • additional fee payable if reference not provided £185

The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018 - Exhibit or train any performing animal

  • registration (three years only) £515
  • certificate £50
  • minor variation (minor changes to licence not requiring site visit) £160
  • major variation (more substantial changes to licence that require a site visit) £395
  • request to be re-assessed for star rating (excluding appeal) £150
  • compliance inspections for multi-year licences £150 per visit
  • re-charge for ad hoc/additional inspections £150 per visit

Licensing Act 2003.

  • copy of information contained in the Licensing Register £17

Retrieving items from drainage gullies on request (for example keys, mobile phones, purses/wallets)

  • normal working hours £60
  • out of normal working hours £165

Fees are non-refundable if the item cannot be located.

Fire Safety and Places of Sport Act 1987.

  • stand - additional accommodation £757
  • without additional accommodation £302
  • amendment of certificate £302
  • transfer £174
  • special safety certificate £302
  • duplicate certificate £42

GLC (General Powers) Act 1984.

  • premises and stalls used for sale of goods by competitive bidding £349
  • exemption £138

Highways Act 1980.

  • monthly rate £104 plus Highway protection licence

Highway Protection Licence.

  • £500 plus deposit - additional refundable amount based on the size of area of highway within the confines of scaffold/hoarding; being utilised by materials storage' or crane footprint - variable

Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013.

Site licence

  • site licence - three year £641
  • site renewal £521
  • variation (change of licence type) £120
  • variation (other than a change of licence type) £40
  • duplicate licence £19

Collectors licence

  • collectors licence - three year £324
  • collectors renewal £204
  • variation (change of licence type) £351
  • variation (other than a change of licence type) £40
  • duplicate licence £19

The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018 - Pet shop

Cat 1 (fish):

  • new application £738
  • renewal £476

Cat 2 (birds, small furries, reptiles etc):

  • new application £871
  • renewal £594

Cat 3 (kittens, puppies):

  • new application £1,138
  • renewal £871

 

  • minor variation (minor changes to licence not requiring site visit) £160
  • major variation (more substantial changes to licence that require a site visit) £395
  • request to be re-assessed for star rating (excluding appeal) £150
  • compliance inspections for multi-year licences £150 per visit
  • re-charge for ad hoc/additional inspections £150 per visit

Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982.

  • grant £2,060
  • renewal £515
  • variation £1,339

Full size display

More than 0.76 metre depth across full frontage. (Actual depth subject to maintaining sufficient footway width for pedestrian free passage):

  • daily rate £31
  • monthly rate £184

Small display

Less than 0.76 metre depth across full frontage:

  • daily rate £31
  • monthly rate £91

Tables and chairs

Up to two square metres:

  • monthly rate £32

Plus each square metre beyond two square metres:

  • monthly rate (per additional square metre) £14

Exemptions/reductions

Shop frontage and table and chairs licence fee - only applicable if applicant premises is claiming 'Small Business Rate Relief':

  • rateable value range £0 to £12,000 50%
  • rateable value range of £12,001 and above 25%
  • local charity (not national or regional) 50%
  • new business trial period (limited to two months after which, if successful, full fee is payable plus balance of discount) 75%
  • per application £47.50

Gambling Act 2005.

  • grant £40
  • renewal £20
Application type Premises Category Fee
Grant or Provisional Grant A £884
B £661
C £444
Renewal A £661
B £497
C £334
Transfer All £106
Variation (Major - to increase treatments, hours for example) All £248
Variation - Confirmation of Provisional Licence All £248
Variation - Add new practitioner to provide treatment currently authorised on licence and/or change the name of the individual designated on a Licence as the ‘Premises Supervisor/Manager’  All £47
Variation (Minor - to reduce treatments, hours for example) All £36
Change of details All £29
Duplicate licence All £22

Any premises providing a single ‘Category C’ treatment, where the provision of such the treatment is ancillary to the main use of the premises, will qualify for a 50% reduction of the fee set out above in respect an application for the:

  • Grant or a provisional grant of a licence
  • Renewal of an existing licence
  • Variation
  • Variation – Conformation of Provisional Licence

No reduction will be given for other application types.

New Roads and Street Works Act 1991.

Street works:

  • licence fee £500
  • street works noticing fee £124
  • sample inspections £150
  • deposit variable (agreed on application)

Temporary excavation licences:

  • licence fee £500
  • street works noticing fee £124
  • sample inspections £150
  • deposit variable (agreed on application)

Highways Act 1980.

  • crane licence fee £500
  • street works noticing fee £124
  • deposit £600 and variable amount dependent on number of outriggers (agreed on application)

Temporary Traffic Order £2,275

Temporary Traffic Notice £515

(Full and temporary licences)

  • daily rate £31
  • monthly rate £184
  • variation of licence £127.50
  • duplicate licence £65
Gambling Act premises licence fees
Classes of Premises Licences New application and Provisional Statement Annual fee Variation Transfer Re-instatement Copy licence Notification of change
Bingo premises £3,500 £1,000 £1,750 £1,200 £1,200 £25 £50
Adult gaming centre £2,000 £1,000 £1,000 £1,200 £1,200 £25 £50
Family entertainment centre £2,000 £750 £1,000 £950 £950 £25 £50
Betting premises (track) £2,500 £1,000 £1,250 £950 £950 £25 £50
Betting premises (other) £3,000 £600 £1,500 £1,200 £1,200 £25 £50

Permit fees

Licensed premises gaming machine permit
Occasion on which fee may be payable Fee
Grant £150
Existing operator grant £100
Variation £100
Transfer £25
Annual fee £50
Change of name £25
Copy of permit £15

Licensed premises automatic notification process

Occasion on which fee may be payable Fee
Notification £50

Club machine permit

Occasion on which fee may be payable Fee
Grant £200
Grant (Club Premises Certificate holder) £100
Existing operator grant £100
Variation £100
Renewal £200
Renewal (Club Premises Certificate holder) £100
Annual fee £50
Copy of permit £15

Club gaming permit

Occasion on which fee may be payable Fee
Grant £200
Grant (Club Premises Certificate holder) £100
Existing operator grant £100
Variation £100
Renewal £200
Renewal (Club Premises Certificate holder) £100
Annual fee £50
Copy of permit £15

Family entertainment centre gaming machine permit

Occasion on which fee may be payable Fee
Grant £300
Renewal £300
Existing operator grant £100
Change of name £25
Copy of permit £15

Prize gaming permit

Occasion on which fee may be payable Fee
Grant £300
Renewal £300
Existing operator grant £100
Change of name £25
Copy of permit £15

 

1. Fees for the grant of a new licence and for the variation of an existing licence (except an application to vary the name of the designated premises supervisor)

The non-domestic rateable value of the applicant premises determines which of the five fee bands is applicable. Premises that do not have a non-domestic rateable value, for example parks and open spaces, fall into Band A. Premises that form part of larger premises should use the non-domestic rateable value of the larger premises to determine the fee band. Premises that consist of two more areas with different non-domestic rateable values pay the fee for the band of the premises with the greatest non-domestic rateable value only.

Every application, except those made in respect of an "exempt premises", must pay the base fee shown in the Table 1.

Furthermore applications in respect of premises that fall in Bands D and E that are used primarily for the sale of alcohol for consumption on the premises attract the additional fee shown in the final column of Table 1.

In addition to the base fee, and where applicable the additional fee, premises that have the capacity to accommodate more that 5000 people must pay the supplementary fee as detailed in Table 2.

Table 1

Base fees

Rateable value of applicant premises Band Base fee Additional fee for premises used primarily for the sale of alcohol
Nil to £4,300 A £100 Nil
£4,301 to £33,000 B £190 Nil
£33,001 to £87,000 C £315 Nil
£87,001 to £125,000 D £450 Base fee x 2
£125,001 and above E £635 Base fee x 3

Table 2

Supplementary fee

Capacity of premises Supplementary fee Capacity of premises Supplementary fee Capacity of premises Supplementary fee
5,000 to 9,999 £1,000 30,000 to 39,999 £16,000 70,000 to 79,999 £48,000
10,000 to 14,999 £2,000 40,000 to 49,999 £24,000 80,000 to 89,999 £56,000
15,000 to 19,999 £4,000 50,000 to 59,999 £32,000 90,000 and over £64,000
20,000 to 29,999 £8,000 60,000 to 69,999 £40,000    

Applications made in respect of a school, college, church, church hall or community hall that are used solely for the purposes of providing regulated entertainment are exempt from the fee if the following conditions are met:

i) The holder of the premises licence or club premises certificate is:

(a) the proprietor of an educational institution which is a school or college; and

(b) the licence or certificate has effect in respect of premises that are or form part of the educational institution; and

(c) the provision of regulated entertainment on the premises is carried on by the educational institution for and on behalf of the purposes of the educational institution; or

ii) That the premises licence or club premises certificate has effect in respect of premises that are or form part of a church hall, chapel hall or other similar building or a village hall, parish hall or community hall or other similar building.

There are no other fee reductions available, not even for charitable or non-profit making events.

2. Fees for the continuation an existing licence payable each year

Table 3 details the annual continuation fee payable each year. This fee is due one year after the issue of the licence.

Table 3

Annual continuation fee

Band Base fee Additional fee for premises used primarily for the sale of alcohol Supplementary fee for premises that have capacity for more than 5000 persons
  Capacity of premises Supplementary fee Capacity of premises Supplementary fee
A £70 Nil 5,000 to 9,999 £500 40,000 to 49,999 £12,000
B £180 Nil 10,000 to 14,999 £1,000 50,000 to 59,999 £16,000
C £295 Nil 15,000 to 19,999 £2,000 60,000 to 69,999 £20,000
D £320 Base fee x 2 20,000 to 29,999 £4,000 70,000 to 79,999 £24,000
E £350 Base fee x 3 30,000 to 39,999 £8,000 80,000 to 89,999 £28,000
          90,000 and over £32,000

3. Other fees

Table 4 details other fees payable for various types of applications/notices/requests.

Table 4

Other fees payable

Application/notice type Fee
Application for a minor variation of a Premises Licence/of Club Premises Certificate £89
Application for copy/summary of a Premises Licence (on theft, loss etc) £10.50
Notification of change of name, address of Premises Licence holder or designated premises supervisor £10.50
Application to vary the person designated as the premises supervisor £23
Application to transfer Premises Licence £23
Interim Authority Notices £23
Application for making a Provisional Statement £315
Application for copy/summary of Club Premises Certificate (on theft, loss etc) £10.50
Notification of change of name by a Club or alteration of Club rules £10.50
Notification of a change of relevant registered address of a Club £10.50
Notification of a Temporary Event £21
Application for a copy of a Temporary Event Notice (on theft, loss etc) £10.50
Notification of an interest in any premises £21
Application for grant/renewal of a Personal Licence £37
Application for a copy of Personal Licence (on theft, loss etc) £10.50
Notification of change of name and address of Personal Licence holder £10.50