Licences fees and charges

How to pay licence fees

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

Online

You can pay for some applications and annual fees online. Details are given on the specific licence page.

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/registrations

Animal boarding establishment: Low risk - boarding of a maximum of 2 dogs at any one time whether during the day, at night or day and night
Licence Cost
New application £128
Renewal of licence £113
Variation of licence £40
Animal boarding establishment: Medium risk - boarding of more than 2 dogs during the day (no overnight boarding)

Licence

Cost
New application £145 fee at time of application +
£125 additional fee on successful grant
Renewal of licence

£126 fee at time of application +
£125 additional fee on successful grant

Variation of licence £80
Animal boarding establishment: High risk - business that does not fall into either of the categories below

Licence

Cost
New application £311 fee at time of application +
£246 additional fee on successful grant
Renewal of licence

£265 fee at time of application +
£246 additional fee on successful grant

Variation of licence £175
Dangerous wild animals licence
Licence Cost
New application £516 fee at time of application +
£338 additional fee on successful grant
Renewal of licence £397 fee at time of application +
£338 additional fee on successful grant

 

Dog breeding establishments
Licence Cost
New application £310 fee at time of application +
£246 additional fee on successful grant
Renewal of licence £265 fee at time of application +
£246 additional fee on successful grant

 

Performing animals
Licence Cost
New application £269
Variation of licence £170

 

Pet shops
Licence Cost
New application £311 fee at time of application +
£205 additional fee on successful grant
Renewal of licence £246 fee at time of application +
£220 additional fee on successful grant
Variation of licence £165

 

Riding establishments
Licence Cost
New application / renewal application £265 fee (plus veterinary officer fees) at time of application +
£145 additional fee (plus veterinary officer fees) on successful grant
Variation of licence £389

 

 

Zoo licences
Licence Cost
New application (4 years) £824 fee (plus veterinary officer fees) at time of application +
additional fee on successful grant to be paid annually to reflect actual cost of compliance/enforcement including veterinary officer's fee
Renewal of licence (for 6 years) £653 fee (plus veterinary officer fees) at time of application +
additional fee on successful grant to be paid annually to reflect actual cost of compliance/enforcement including veterinary officer's fee
Variation of licence £200 plus veterinary officer fees
Transfer of licence £305

Auction Houses

Auction houses licence
Licence Cost
New application £165 fee at time of application +
£115 additional fee on successful grant

 

Certificate for shipment of body

Certificate for shipment of body
Licence Cost
Certificate for shipment of body £60

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
Licence Cost
One year's duration £109
Renewal £54
Two year's duration £141
Renewal £86
Three year's duration £173
Renewal £120
Four year's duration £206
Renewal £152
Five year's duration £238
Renewal £185
New and renewal applications of less than the full year's duration Full fee pro rata

 

All explosive licences
Licence Cost
Varying name of licencee or address of site £36
All other kind of variation The reasonable cost of the authority
Transfer £36
Replacement of lost licence £36

 

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


Film classification

Film classification
Type Cost
Fee per film £93


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 £500
Reinstatement £1,000

 

Adult Gaming Centre Premises Licence
Licence Cost
Provisional statement £2,000
License application (provisional statement holder) £1,200
New application £2,000
Annual fee £1,000
Variation  £1,000
Transfer £500
Reinstatement £1,000
Family entertainment centre premises licence
Licences Cost
Provisional Statement £2,000
Licence application (Provisional Statement holder) £950
New Application £2,000
Annual Fee £510
Variation £910
Transfer £500
Reinstatement £850

 

Betting (other) premises licence
Licences Cost 
Provisional Statement £3,000
Licence application (Provisional Statement holder) £1,200
New Application £3,000
Annual Fee £600
Variation £1,500
Transfer £500
Reinstatement £1,000
Occasional Use Notice Free

 

General fees
Product or service Cost
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 Costs
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  Costs
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  Costs
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
 Product or service Costs
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 permits
Permits Costs 
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 Costs
Registration £40
Renewal £20

Hypnotism

Performance licence fee
Personal licence Cost
Authorisation to carry out a performance £135 fee at time of application +
£160 additional fee on successful grant

 

Licensing Act 2003

Personal licence fees 

Personal licence fees
Personal licence 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.

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 that 5000 people are permitted. The additional fees are:

Additional fees for more than 5000 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
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
Non-domestic rateable 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

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

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

As well as the fee above, an additional fee is payable for premises where more that 5000 people are permitted. The additional fees are:

Additional fees for more than 5000 people
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 fees
Temporary event notice Cost
Notification of Temporary event notice £21

Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013

Site licence fees
Site licence/application Cost
New application £349 fee at time of application +
£296 additional fee on successful grant
Renewal of licence £275 fee at time of application +
£296 additional fee on successful grant
Variation of licence £159
Minor variation / application for replacement licence £41

 

Collectors licence
Collectors licence/application Cost
New application £133 fee at time of application +
£148 additional fee on successful grant
Renewal of licence £122 fee at time of application +
£148 additional fee on successful grant
Variation of licence - General £113
Variation of licence - Conversion to a site licence £350 fee at time of application +
£148 additional fee on successful grant
Minor variation / application for replacement licence £40

Sex Establishments

Sex shops and sex cinemas licences
Licence Cost
New application £3,778 fee at time of application +
£1,128 additional fee on successful grant
Renewal of licence £3,540 fee at time of application +
£665 additional fee on successful grant
Variation of licence £1,377
Transfer of application £680
Sexual entertainment venues licence
Licence Cost
New application £4,120 fee at time of application +
£1,618 additional fee on successful grant
Renewal of licence £3,723 fee at time of application +
£1,063 additional fee on successful grant
Variation of licence £1,700
Transfer of licence £680

Special Treatment Establishments

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

High risk special treatment licence
Licence Cost
New application £566 fee at time of application +
£318 additional fee on successful grant
Renewal of licence £290 fee at time of application +
£318 additional fee on successful grant

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

Medium risk special treatment licences
Licence Cost
New application £360 fee at time of application +
£230 additional fee on successful grant
Renewal of licence £148 fee at time of application +
£230 additional fee on successful grant

Low risk: ear piecing (lobes only)

Low risk special treatment licence
Licence Cost
New application £250 fee at time of application +
£76 additional fee on successful grant

 

Renewal of licence £135 fee at time of application +
£76 additional fee on successful grant

Licences fees for all risk groups

Variations, transfers, one-off, and replacement special treatment licences
Licence Cost
Variation of licence: add treatments in same or lower group £129
Variation of licence: add treatments to move from low risk to medium risk £250
Variation of licence: add treatments/procedures to move to high risk £614
Variation to higher group at time of renewal New licence fee for higher group
Attention to plan of premises £139
Temporary variation 10% of permanent variation per month
Transfer of licence £85
One-off event of a temporary nature - if licenced elsewhere £132
One-off event of a temporary nature - if not licenced elsewhere

£135 fee at time of application +
£110 additional fee on successful grant

Replacement of licence following theft, loss etc. £43

 Sports ground and sports stands

Sports grounds and sports stands licences
Licence Cost
Sports ground safety certificate Fee to be determined in each case
Safety certificate for sports stands Fee to be determined in each case