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Current licensing fees and charges

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General licensing fees

Fees paid in relation to applications made, but not completed, maybe subject to a partial refund if accepted by the Council. Refunds will be determined by the Council and an administration fee will be levied. Refunds totalling less than an administration fee will not be processed.

Fees paid in relation to licences maybe subject to a partial refund on the unexpired portion of the licence, should a live licence be surrendered and accepted by the Council. Refunds will be determined by the Council and an administration fee will be levied. Refunds totalling less than an administration fee will not be processed.

Should an application or licence be refused or revoked by Officers, the Licensing Committee or Magistrates Court, the administration charge will be higher and may result in no refund being given.

Locally set licensing fees and charges are a vital means of ensuring that full licensing regime costs can be recovered by local authorities. Fees are reviewed each year and could increase from 1 April each year in line with the start of the financial year.

Animal licence fees

Animal activities licence

Type of licence or service

Licence fee

Arranging home boarding for dogs as a franchise (includes one host address)

£334

Arranging home boarding for dogs as a franchise (each additional host address)

£113

Breeding dogs -  new - fee dependant on number of dogs

£437 to £637

Breeding dogs - renewal - fee dependant on number of dogs

£385 to £505

Hiring out horses - fee dependant on number of horses

£453 to £667

Keeping or training animals for exhibition - fee dependent on number of species

£321 to £468

Providing boarding for cats (cattery) - fee dependent on number of units

£374 to £428

Providing boarding for dogs - fee dependant on number of units

£374 to £428

Providing home boarding for dogs - fee dependant on number of dogs

£334 to £374

Providing day care for dogs - fee dependant on number of dogs

£374 to £459

Selling animals as pets - fee dependent on number of species

£388 to £535

Variation to licence

£101

Any vet fees are in addition to the above licence fees and are subject to VAT.

Dangerous wild animals licence

Dangerous Wild Animal Licence

Licence fee

New or renewal application (3 year licence)

£329

Any vet fees are in addition to the above licence fees and are subject to VAT.

Zoo licence

ServiceFee
Notification to operate a Zoo£328

New application (4 year licence)

£641

Renewal (6 year licence)

£956

Change of details

£159

Any vet fees are in addition to the above licence fees and are subject to VAT.

 

Tattoo, hairdressing and beauty licence fees

One-off registrations

Licence fee

Acupuncture premise registration

£209

Ear or body piercing premise registration

£209

Electrolysis premise registration

£209

Tattooing premise registration

£271

Hairdressers or barbers premise registration

£180

Personal registration

£108

Personal registration change of name or address 

£15

Copy of licence

£15

 

Scrap metal dealer licence fees

Scrap metal site licence

Fee

New application (3 year licence)

£499

Renewal application (3 year licence)

£472

Variation application (change applicant name or address or employee name and photo or vehicle registration - separate fee for each application)

£33

Variation application (change to a site licence)

£472

 

Scrap metal collectors licence

Fee

New application (3 year licence)

£362

Renewal application (3 year licence)

£335

Variation application (change of name or address)

£33

Variation application (other)

£176

 

Sex establishment licence fees

Service

Fee

New application

£1,737

Renewal application

£1,041

Transfer application

£1,528

 

Pleasure boats and boatmen licence fees

Service

Fee

Pleasure boats up to six passengers

£110

Pleasure boats up to twelve passengers

£207

Boatman licence

£62

 

Street trading consent fees

Type of application or consent

Application fee paid on application

Grant fee paid if application is successful

Total

Annual Fixed Site Consent Street Trading

£300

£1840 (can be paid in instalments)

£2140

Annual Mobile Multi Site Consent Street Trading

£300

£1840 (can be paid in instalments)

£2140

Annual Roaming Street Trading Consent

£200

£200

£400

 

Type of application or consent

Application fee paid on application

Single Use Street Trading Consent (3 days)

£120

Temporary Event Street Trading Consent Category 1 - up to 20 traders

£100

Temporary Event Street Trading Consent Category 2 - between 21 and 49 traders

£150

Temporary Event Street Trading Consent Category 3 - between 50 and 75 traders

£200

Temporary Event Street Trading Consent Category 4 - between 76 and 99 traders

£250

Temporary Event Street Trading Consent Category 5 - over 100 traders

£300

 

Pavement licence fees

Service

Fee

New or renewal application

£100

 

Civil marriages and civil partnerships venues licence fees

Service

Fee

New or renewal application

£1,428

 

Firework and explosive storage licence fees

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

DurationLicence fee
1 year£119
2 years£154
3 years£190
4 years£226
5 years£260

 

Renewal of licence to store explosives where no minimum separation distance or a 0 metres minimum separation distance is prescribed

DurationLicence fee
1 year£59
2 years£94
3 years£132
4 years£166
5 years£202

 

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

DurationLicence fee
1 year£202
2 years£266
3 years£333
4 years£409
5 years£463

 

Renewal of licence to store explosives where a minimum separation distance of greater than 0 metres is prescribed

DurationLicence fee
1 year£94
2 years£161
3 years£226
4 years£291
5 years£357

 

ServiceFee

Transfer fee 

£40

Variation fee 

£40

Replacement licence 

£40

Annual licence to supply fireworks 

£500

 

Gambling licensing fees

Gambling premise licence fees

Existing casino

Annual fee£3,000
Variation application£2,000
Transfer application£1,350
Application for licence reinstatement£1,350

 

New small casino

New application£8,000
Annual fee£5,000
Variation application£4,000
Transfer application£1,800
Application for licence reinstatement£1,800
Application for provisional statement£8,000
Application for provisional statement held£3,000

 

New large casino

New application£10,000
Annual fee£10,000
Variation application£5,000
Transfer application£2,150
Application for licence reinstatement£2,150
Application for provisional statement£10,000
Application for provisional statement held£5,000

 

Bingo club

New application£3,500
Annual fee£1,000
Variation application£1,750
Transfer application£1,200
Application for licence reinstatement£1,200
Application for provisional statement£3,500
Application for provisional statement held£1,200

 

Betting premises (excluding tracks)

New application£3,000
Annual fee£600
Variation application£1,500
Transfer application£1,200
Application for licence reinstatement£1,200
Application for provisional statement£3,000
Application for provisional statement held£1,200

 

Tracks

New application£2,500
Annual fee£1,000
Variation application£1,250
Transfer application£950
Application for licence reinstatement£950
Application for provisional statement£2,500
Application for provisional statement held£950

 

Family entertainment centres

New application£2,000
Annual fee£750
Variation application£1,000
Transfer application£950
Application for licence reinstatement£950
Application for provisional statement£2,000
Application for provisional statement held£950

 

Adult gaming centre

New application£2,000
Annual fee£1,000
Variation application£1,000
Transfer application£1,200
Application for licence reinstatement£1,200
Application for provisional statement£2,000
Application for provisional statement held£1,200

 

ServiceFee
Copy of licence£25
Change of details£50

 

Gambling permit fees

Permit fees are set by the government and we have no choice in the levels of fees charged.

Family entertainment centre machine permits

Licence fee

New application

£300

Renewal application

£300

Change of name

£25

Copy permit

£15.

 

Prize gaming machine permits

Licence fee

New application

£300

Renewal application

£300

Change of name

£25

Copy permit

£15

 

Licensed premises gaming machine permits

Licence fee

New application (other)

£150

Variation

£100

Transfer

£25

First annual fee (due 30 days after the permit issue)

£50

Annual fee

£50

Change of name

£25

Copy permit

£15

Notice of intention to make 2 or less gaming machines available

£50

 

Club gaming or club machine permits

Licence fee

New application

(holder of club premises certificate under section 72 licensing act 2003)

£100

New application (all other applicants)

£200

Renewal application

(holder of club premises certificate under section 72 licensing act 2003)

£100

Renewal application (all other applicants)

£200

First annual fee (due 30 days after the permit issue)

£50

Annual fee

£50

Variation

£100

Copy permit

£15

 

Lottery registration fees

Small society lottery registration

Licence fee

New application

£40

Annual fee

£20

 

Temporary use notices fees

Temporary use notices

Licence fee

Temporary use notice

£500

Copy or replacement notice£25

 

Licensing Act 2003 fees 

Premises and club premises fees

The Licensing Act 2003 (Fees) Regulations 2005 specify the fees and charges that are applicable in relation to the application and grant of licences under the Licensing Act 2003.

The fees for premises and club premises certificates are based on the rateable value of the premise as detailed in the table below.

Band A: No rateable value to £4,300

Grant or variation feeAnnual fee
£100£70

 

Band B: £4,301 to £33,000

Grant/variation feeAnnual fee
£190£180

 

Band C: £33,001 to £87,000

Grant or variation feeAnnual fee
£315£295

 

Band C: £33,001 to £87,000

Grant or variation feeAnnual fee
£315£295

 

Band D: £87,001 to £125,000

Grant or variation feeAnnual fee
£450£320

 

Band D: £87,001 to £125,000 (if used exclusively or primarily for the supply of alcohol for consumption on the premises)

Grant or variation feeAnnual fee
£900£640

 

Band E: £125,001 and above

Grant or variation feeAnnual fee
£635£350

 

Band E: £125,001 and above (if used exclusively or primarily for the supply of alcohol for consumption on the premises)

Grant or variation feeAnnual fee
£1905£1050

 

Fees for exceptionally large events

Number in attendance at any one time

Additional fee

Annual fee

5,000 to 9,999

£1,000

£500

10,000 to 14,999

£2,000

£1,000

15,000 to 19,999

£4,000

£2,000

20,000 to 29,999

£8,000

£4,000

30,000 to 39,999

£16,000

£8,000

40,000 to 49,999

£24,000

£12,000

50,000 to 59,999

£32,000

£16,000

60,000 to 69,999

£40,000

£20,000

70,000 to 79,999

£48,000

£24,000

80,000 to 89,999

£56,000

£28,000

90,000 and above

£64,000

£32,000

 

Personal licences, temporary events and other fees

Service

Fee

Personal licence application

£37

Temporary event notice

£21

Application for a provisional statement (where premises are being built)

£315

Notification of change of name or address

£10.50

Application to vary licence to specify an individual as premises supervisor

£23

Application for transfer of premises licence

£23

Interim authority notice 

£23

Notification of change of name or alteration of rules of club

£10.50

Change of relevant registered address of club

£10.50

Theft or loss of temporary event notice, personal licence, premise licence or summary

£10.50

Notification of an interest in any premises

£21

Application for a minor variation

£89

Copy of licence

£10.50

 

Private hire and taxi licensing fees

Driver licence fees

Application for a private hire or hackney carriage (taxi) driver licence

The fee you will need to pay depends on what evidence you can already provide.

ServiceFee

Private hire or hackney carriage driver non-refundable deposit

(including administration, knowledge test and DBS fees)

You will pay this fee if you do not have either a knowledge test certificate and you are not already subscribed to the DBS update service.

£116

Private hire or hackney carriage driver non-refundable deposit

(including administration and DBS fees, excluding knowledge test fee)

You will pay this fee if you can provide a knowledge test pass certificate from the last six months.

£96

Private hire or hackney carriage driver non-refundable deposit

(including administration and knowledge test fees, excluding DBS fee)

You will pay this fee if you are already subscribed to the DBS update service and you provide the original DBS certificate you used to subscribe.

£72

Private hire or hackney carriage driver non-refundable deposit

(administration fee only)

You will pay this fee if you have both a Knowledge test certificate from the last six months and you are already subscribed to the DBS update service and can provide the original DBS certificate.

£45

 

Grant renewal of a private hire or hackney carriage driver licence (including driver badges and driver record card) 

Type of licence

1 year licence price

3 year licence price

Private hire driver licence

£93

£223

Hackney carriage driver licence

£93

£223

Combined driver licence

£109

£270

 

Other fees 

ServiceFee

DBS (disclosure and barring service) fee

£42.80

DVLA enquiries

£5

Hackney carriage driver to combined driver licence

£47

Hackney carriage and private hire driver knowledge test or failure to attend (if less than 48 hours notice given)

£21

Private hire to hackney carriage or combined driver licence

(including knowledge test)

£67

Replacement driver badge(s)

£10

Replacement driver licence record card

£4

Replacement driver badge(s) and driver licence record card

£14

Replacement lanyard

£1

 

Vehicle licence fees

Grant of a taxi or private hire vehicle licence

Including plates, internal comment card, window stickers and door decals.

Type of vehicleFee
Hackney carriage wheelchair accessible vehicle£128
Hackney carriage saloon vehicle£295
Private hire vehicle£295
LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) wheelchair accessible vehicle conversion certificate required£108
LPG (other vehicle) conversion certificate required£248

 

Renewal of a taxi or private hire vehicle licence

Including plate and internal comment card.

Type of vehicleFee
Hackney carriage wheelchair accessible vehicle£95
Hackney carriage saloon vehicle£261
Private hire vehicle£261
LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) wheelchair accessible vehicle conversion certificate required£80
LPG (other vehicle) conversion certificate required£220
Transfer of hackney carriage or private hire ownership£81
Vehicle exemption certificate£81
Change of vehicle registration mark (cherished plate)£95

 

Vehicle test fees

For test fees please visit our MOT and vehicle testing services webpage.
 

Other fees

ServiceFee
Administration fee£45
Byelaw book£3
Copy of documents£2.50
Dash display wallet£1
Data protection subject request£10
Door decal (single)£7.50
Door decal (set)£15
Docu-dash clip£2.50
First replacement plate£10
Further replacement plate£45
Internal comment card£4
Replacement bracket£10
Replacement locking pins£0.50
Tariff card£1.50
Window stickers£0.60

 

Private hire operator fees

Prices for grant of a private hire operator's licence

Number of vehicles

Fee for 1 year licence

Fee for 5 year licence

1

£160

£512

2

£163.50

£523.20

3 to 27

£167 to £251

£534.40 to £803.20

28 to 52

£254.50 to £338.50

£814.40 to £1,083.20

53 to 72

£342 to £408.50

£1,094.40 to £1,307.20

73 to 87

£412 to £461

£1,318.40 to £1,475.20

88 to 101

£464.50 to £510

£1,486.40 to £1,632

102 to 116

£513.50 to £562.50

£1,643.20 to £1,800

117 to 131

£566 to £615

£1,811.20 to £1,968

132 to 147

£618.50 to £671

£1,979.20 to £2,147.20

148 to 163

£674.50 to £727

£2,158.40 to £2,326.40

164 to 176

£730.50 to £772.50

£2,337.60 to £2,472

 Fee per additional vehicle

£3.50

£11.20

 

Prices for renewal of a private hire operator's licence

Number of vehicles

Fee for 1 year licence

Fee for 5 year licence

1

£110

£352

2

£113.50

£363.20

3 to 27

£117 to £201

£374.40 to £643.20

28 to 52

£204.50 to £288.50

£654.40 to £923.20

53 to 72

£292 to £358.50

£934.40 to £1,147.20

73 to 87

£362 to £411

£1,158.40 to £1,315.20

88 to 101

£414.50 to £460

£1,326.40 to £1,472

102 to 116

£463.50 to £512.50

£1,483.20 to £1,640

117 to 131

£516 to £565

£1,651.20 to £1,808

132 to 147

£568.50 to £621

£1,819.20 to £1,987.20

148 to 163

£624.50 to £677

£1,998.40 to £2,166.40

164 to 176

£680.50 to £722.50

£2,177.60 to £2,312

Fee per additional vehicle

£3.50

£11.20