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Consumer protection licences and fees

If you have any questions about the fees listed on these pages, please contact the Consumer Protection Team.

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Fees effective from 1 April 2022.

How to pay licence fees

You should note that the application process will not start until the fee is received.

By phone

Debit and credit card payments can be made over the telephone once we have received your application. If you wish to pay in this way, give clear telephone contact details on the top of the application form or in a covering letter. We will then contact you once we have received your form. Please note any statutory consultation periods will not commence until payment has been made. It is your responsibility to contact us, if you have not heard from us, about the payment.

Animal licences

General fees
Licence Cost
Reassessment of Star Rating £252
Replacement of documents £88

 

Animal boarding establishment: Combined dog and cat boarding establishment
Licence Cost
New application £540 fee at time of application +
£300 compliance/enforcement fee
Renewal of licence £400 fee at time of application +
£300 compliance/enforcement fee
Variation of licence £191

 

Animal boarding establishment: Kennel or cattery
Licence Cost
New application £470 fee at time of application +
£317 compliance/enforcement fee
Renewal of licence £310 fee at time of application +
£285 compliance/enforcement fee
Variation of licence £191

 

Animal boarding establishment: Home Boarder boarding more than two dogs and franchisees
Licence Cost
New application £310* fee at time of application +
£230 compliance/enforcement fee
Renewal of licence £250* fee at time of application +
£230 compliance/enforcement fee
Variation of licence £186*

*For franchisees - plus £118 for each hobby host assessment visit as required by the veterinary service.

Animal boarding establishment: Home Boarder boarding a maximum of two dogs
Licence Cost
New application £210 fee at time of application
Renewal of licence

£181 fee at time of application

Variation of licence Renewal fee for premises boarding more than two dogs

 

Dog day care
Licence Cost
New application £310 fee at time of application +
£140 compliance/enforcement fee
Renewal of licence £240 fee at time of application +
£140 compliance/enforcement fee
Variation of licence £87

 

Dangerous Wild Animals (domestic dwelling)
Licence Cost
New application £516 fee at time of application +
£410 compliance/enforcement fee
Renewal of licence £383 fee at time of application +
£410 compliance/enforcement fee
Variation of licence £167

 

Dog breeding (domestic dwelling)
Licence Cost
New application £424 fee at time of application +
£230 compliance/enforcement fee
Renewal of licence £346 fee at time of application +
£230 compliance/enforcement fee
Variation of licence £170

 

Performing animals/keeping or training animals for exhibition
Licence Cost
New application £384 fee at time of application +
£111 compliance/enforcement fee
Renewal of licence £318 fee at time of application +
£111 compliance/enforcement fee
Variation of licence £167

 

Pet shops/selling animals as pets
Licence Cost
New application £430 fee at time of application +
£240 compliance/enforcement fee
Renewal of licence £345 fee at time of application +
£240 compliance/enforcement fee
Variation of licence £168

 

Hiring out horses/riding establishments
Licence Cost
New application* £591 plus £15 per horse for first 10 horses, £10 per horse for 11-50 horses and £8 per horse thereafter fee at time of application +
£306 compliance/enforcement fee
Renewal of licence* £469 plus £15 per horse for first 10 per horses, £10 per horse for 11-50 horses and £8 per horse thereafter fee at time of application + £277 compliance/enforcement fee
Variation of licence £91 plus veterinary officer fees

*Licensed riding establishments are required to be inspected by a veterinary officer every year irrespective of star rating during the term of the licence. The fees shown are for a one-year licence and incorporate one inspection fee. If a longer licence is granted (two or three year) veterinary officer inspection fees will be payable for each year in addition to the above fee.

 

Zoo licences
Licence Cost
New application (4-year licence) £890 fee (plus veterinary officer fees) at time of application +
additional fee on successful grant to be paid annually to reflect actual cost of administration including veterinary officer's fee
Renewal of licence (6-year licence) £711 fee (plus veterinary officer fees) at time of application +
additional fee on successful grant to be paid annually to reflect actual cost of administration including veterinary officer's fee
Transfer of licence £322
Variation of licence £217

Explosives

Licence to store explosives where, by virtue of regulation 27 of and Schedule 5 to the 2014 Regulations, no minimum separation distance or a 0 metres separation distance is prescribed.

Explosives licence fees
Licence Cost
One year's duration £111
Renewal £55
Two year's duration £144
Renewal £88
Three year's duration £177
Renewal £123
Four year's duration £211
Renewal £155
Five year's duration £243
Renewal £189
New and renewal applications of less than the full year's duration Full fee pro rata

 

All explosive licences
Licence Cost
Varying name of licensee or address of site £37
All other kind of variation

At reasonable cost of the authority

Transfer £37
Replacement of lost licence £37

 

Licence for the supply of adult fireworks (Fireworks Regulations 2004)
Licence Cost
Licence for the supply of adult fireworks £500

Film classification

Film classification fees
Licence Cost
Fee per film - report and certification £100
Fee per film for two viewing officers £164

Gambling Act 2005

Bingo premises licence
Licence Cost
Provisional Statement £3,500
Licence application (provisional statement holder) £1,200
New application £3,500
Annual fee £1,000
Variation £1,750
Transfer £1,200
Reinstatement £1,200

 

Adult Gaming Centre Premises licence
Licence Cost
Provisional Statement  £2,000
Licence application (provisional statement holder) £1,200
New application £2,000
Annual fee £1,000
Variation £1,000
Transfer £1,200
Reinstatement

£1,200

 

Family entertainment premises licence
Licence Cost
Provisional Statement

 £2,000

Licence application (provisional statement holder)

 £950

New application

£2,000

Annual fee

£750

Variation

£1,000

Transfer

£950

Reinstatement £950

 

Betting (other) premises licence – Betting shops
Licence Cost
Provisional Statement

 £3,000

Licence application (provisional statement holder)

 £1,200

New application

£3,000

Annual fee

£600

Variation

£1,500

Transfer

£1,200

Reinstatement

£1,200

 

Betting premises licence – Track
Licence Cost
Provisional Statement

 £2,500

Licence application (provisional statement holder)

 £950

New application

£2,500

Annual fee

£1,000

Variation

£1,250

Transfer

£950

Reinstatement

£950

 

General fees (Gambling licences)
Product or service Cost
Occasional Use notice Free

Change of circumstance

£50

Copy of a licence

£25

Temporary Use Notices

£500

Replacement of endorsed copy of Notice

£25

 

Family Entertainment Centre gaming machine permit
Permits Cost
Application for a Family Entertainment Centre Gaming Machine Permit £300

Renewal of a Family Entertainment Centre Gaming Machine Permit (10 years)

£300

Change of name on a Family Entertainment Centre Gaming Machine Permit

£25

Copy of a Family Entertainment Centre Gaming Machine Permit £15

 

Prize gaming permit
Permits Cost

Application for Prize Gaming Permit

£300

Renewal of Prize Gaming Permit (10 years)

£300

Change of name on Prize Gaming Permit

£25

Copy of Prize Gaming Permit

£15

 

Club gaming or club machine permit
Permits Cost

Application for Club Gaming or Machine Permit

£200

Application for Club Gaming or Machine Permit (who holds a Club Premises Certificate under the Licensing Act 2003)

£100

Renewal of Club Gaming or Machine Permit (10 years)

£200

Renewal of Club Gaming or Machine Permit (who holds a Club Premises Certificate under the Licensing Act 2003) (10 years)

£100

Annual fee for Club Gaming or Machine Permit

£50

Application to vary Club Gaming or Machine Permit

£100

Copy of Club Gaming or Machine Permit

£15

 

Alcohol licensed premises notification fee
Permits Cost
Notification of intention by licence holder to make available up to 2 gaming machines on premises which hold on-premises alcohol licence

£50

 

Alcohol licensed premises gaming machine permit
Permits Cost

Application for a Gaming Machine Permit (more than 2 machines) on premises which hold on-premises alcohol licence

£150

Annual fee for a Gaming Machine Permit (more than 2 machines) on premises which hold on-premises alcohol licence

£50

Application to vary a Gaming Machine Permit (more than 2 machines) on premises which hold on-premises alcohol licence

£100

Application to transfer a Gaming Machine Permit (more than 2 machines) on premises which hold on-premises alcohol licence

£25

Change of name on a Gaming Machine Permit (more than 2 machines) on premises which hold on-premises alcohol licence

£25

Copy of a Gaming Machine Permit (more than 2 machines) on premises which hold on-premises alcohol licence

£15

 

Small society lottery registration
Registration/renewal Cost

Registration

£40

Renewal

£20

Hypnotism

Performance licence fees
Licence Cost

Authorisation to carry out a performance

£146 fee at time of application +
£196 additional fee on successful grant

Licensing Act 2003

Personal licence fees
Permits Cost

Application for a new licence

£37

Notification of change to name and address of personal licence holder £10.50

 

Premises Licences and Club Premises Certificates

Application for grant or variation of a premises licence or club premises certificate. The fee payable depends on the non-domestic rateable value of the premises.

Fees for Premises Licences and Club Premises Certificates
Non-domestic rateable value Band  Fee

£0 to £4,300 

Band A 

£100

£4,301 to £33,000

Band B 

£190 

£33,001 to £87,000

Band C 

£315 

£87,001 to £125,000

Band D 

£450

£125,001 and over

Band E

£635

Premises Licences and Club Premises Certificates for premises falling between bands D or E and is exclusively or primarily used for the supply and consumption of alcohol on the premises.

Non-domestic rateable value Band  Fee

£87,001 to £125,000

Band D

£900

£125,001 and over

Band E

£1,905

 

Additional fees

As well as the fee above, an additional fee is payable for premises where more than 5,000 people are permitted. The additional fees are:

Additional fees for more than 5,000 people
People permitted Fee

5,000-9,999

£1,000

10,000-14,999

£2,000 

15,000-19,999

£4,000

20,000-29,999 

£8,000 

30,000-39,999 

£16,000 

40,000-49,999 

£24,000 

50,000-59,999 

£32,000 

60,000-69,999 

£40,000 

70,000-79,999 

£48,000 

80,000-89,999 

£56,000 

90,000 + people 

£64,000 

 

Premises Licence related fees

Service Fee

Minor variation of a premises licence/club premises certificate

£89

Provisional Statement

£315

Vary a premises licence to specify a new designated premises supervisor (DPS) 

£23

Application to disapply requirement for a designated premises supervisor (DPS) in a community premises (no fee if submitted with new or variation application) 

£23

Transfer premises licence

£23

Interim authority notice

£23

Notification of interest

£21

Application for copy of licence or summary on theft etc. of premises licence/club premises certificate

£10.50

Notification of changes of name and address (of premises licence holder, designated premises supervisor or registered club) or club rules

£10.50

 

Exceptions

Applications submitted which are only for the provision of regulated entertainment in a church hall, chapel hall, village hall, parish hall, community hall or other similar building, or a school or college where the entertainment is provided for and on behalf of the institution are free.

Annual fees

Annual fees are payable by the holders of all premises licences and club premises certificates. The fee payable depends on the non-domestic rateable value of the premises.

Annual fees for 2022/23
Non-domestic value Band Fee

£0 to £4,300

Band A

£70

£4,301 to £33,000

Band B

£180

£33,001 to £87,000

Band C

£295

£87,001 to £125,000

Band D

£320

£125,001 and over

Band E

£350

 

Fees for premises (D or E) where consumption or supply of alcohol is its primary use

Non-domestic rateable value Band Fee

£87,001 to £125,000

Band D 

£640

£125,001 and over 

Band E 

£1,050

If a premises falls within Bands D or E and is exclusively or primarily used for the supply and consumption of alcohol on the premises the fees are.

Additional fees for more than 5,000 people

As well as the fee above, an additional fee is payable for premises where more than 5,000 people are permitted. The additional fees are:

People permitted Fee

5,000-9,999

£500

10,000-14,999

£1,000

15,000-19,999

£2,000

20,000-29,999

£4,000

30,000-39,999

£8,000

40,000-49,999

£12,000

50,000-59,999

£16,000

60,000-69,999

£20,000

70,000-79,999

£24,000

80,000-89,999

£28,000

90,000 + people

£32,000

Exceptions

No annual fee is payable for licences which are only for the provision of regulated entertainment in a church hall, chapel hall, village hall, parish hall, community hall or other similar building, or a school or college where the entertainment is provided for and on behalf of the institution.

Temporary event notice 

Temporary event notice Cost

Notification of Temporary event notice

£21

 

Pleasure boats

Boats licence fees
Licence Cost

Pleasure Boat licence, 1-5 boats

£300 fee at time of application +
£200 compliance/enforcement fee

Pleasure Boat licence, 6 or more boats

£389 fee at time of application +
£259 compliance/enforcement fee

Pleasure boatmen – initial application

£71 fee at time of application +
£47 compliance/enforcement fee

Pleasure boatmen – renewal

£35 fee at time of application +
£25 compliance/enforcement fee

Pre-application advice (all licence types)

Pre-application advice fees
Application type Without VAT With VAT

Up to 45 mins include assistance in checking completed draft application form and advising on statutory requirements and the statutory fee: Application for Transfer of licence, Variation of Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS) and Temporary Event Notice (TEN)

 

£77

£92

Notice preparation and place on site (subject to resources) up to 1 hour

 

£102

£122

Up to one hour of advice regarding small licence applications, the effect of which would have a minimal environmental impact on neighbouring properties.

 

£102

£122

Up to 2 hours advice for medium size applications including a site visit by an Environmental Health Officer and/or a Licensing Officer if required, a meeting and written report(s).

 

£204

£245

Up to 4 hours advice for large applications including multiple (if necessary) site visits by an Environmental Health Officer, meetings with Environmental Health Officers and Licensing Officers and written report(s).    

£408

£490

Category A Extra large events5000 people or more- up to 7 hours advice for extra large public events includes the cost of specialist officers carrying out inspections, giving advice, providing written reports

 

£714

£857

5000 people or more- Category B - up to 14 hours advice for extra large public events includes the cost of specialist officers carrying out inspections, giving advice, providing written reports and the cost of a supervising officer monitoring any reports provided as part of this service

 

£1,428

£1,714

5000 people or more - Category C - up to 21 hours advice for extra large public events includes the cost of specialist officers carrying out inspections, giving advice, providing written reports and the cost of a supervising officer monitoring any reports provided as part of this service

 

£2,142

£2,570

Sales by way of competitive bidding (auction houses)

Sales licence fees
Product or service Costs

Application for registration of premises holding sales by competitive bidding

£311 fee at time of application +
£207 compliance/enforcement fee

Application for exemption from registration

£109 fee at time of application +
£75 compliance/enforcement fee

Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013

Site licence fees
Site licence/application Costs

New application

£777 fee at time of application +
£519 compliance/enforcement fee

Variation of licence during 1st year

£283 fee at time of application +
£189 compliance/enforcement fee

Variation of licence during 2nd and 3rd year

£178 fee at time of application +
£118 compliance/enforcement fee

Application for replacement licence

£19 fee at time of application +
£12 compliance/enforcement fee

Renewal of licence - application

£178 fee at time of application +
£118 compliance/enforcement fee

 

Collectors licence
Collectors licence/application Costs

New application

£464 fee at time of application +
£310 compliance/enforcement fee

Variation of licence - general

£178 fee at time of application +
£118 compliance/enforcement fee

Duplicate licence

£19 fee at time of application +
£12 compliance/enforcement fee

Renewal of licence - application

£178 fee at time of application +
£118 compliance/enforcement fee

Sex establishments

Sex shops and sex cinemas licences
Licence Costs

New application

£8,430 fee at time of application +
£5,620 additional fee on successful grant

Renewal of licence

£4,072 fee at time of application +
£2,715 additional fee on successful grant

Variation of licence

£1,449

Transfer of application

£741

 

Sexual entertainment venues licence
Licence Costs

New application

£8,430 fee at time of application +
£5,620 additional fee on successful grant

Renewal of licence

£4,072 fee at time of application +
£2,715 additional fee on successful grant

Variation of licence

£1,791

Transfer of licence

£718

Special Treatment Establishments

High risk: body piercing, tattooing, laser/intense pulse light treatment

High risk special treatment
Licence Costs

New application

£604 fee at time of application +
£324 additional fee on successful grant

Renewal of licence

£350 fee at time of application +
£267 additional fee on successful grant

 

Medium risk: massage, beauty, certain invasive treatments, sauna, steam rooms, sunbeds

Medium risk special treatments
Licence Costs

New application

£380 fee at time of application +
£267 additional fee on successful grant

Renewal of licence

£130 fee at time of application +
£266 additional fee on successful grant

 

Low risk: ear piercing (lobes only), nose piercing (nostril only)

Low risk special treatments
Licence Costs

New application

£150 fee at time of application +
£115 additional fee on successful grant

Renewal of licence

£100 fee at time of application +
£120 additional fee on successful grant

 

Licences fees for all risk groups

Variations, transfers, one-off, and replacement special treatment licences
Licence Costs

Variation of licence: add treatments in same or lower group

£132

Variation of licence: add treatments to move from low risk to medium risk

£275

Variation of licence: add treatments/procedures to move to high risk

£637

Variation to higher group at time of renewal

New licence fee for higher group

Alteration to plan of premises

£143

Temporary variation

10% of permanent variation per month

Transfer of licence

£90

One-off event of a temporary nature - if licenced elsewhere

£125

One-off event of a temporary nature - if not licenced elsewhere

£141 fee at time of application +
£114 additional fee on successful grant

Replacement of licence following theft, loss etc.

£40

 

Updated: 04 April 2022

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