Other Licensing Fees

General Licensing Fees

The licence fee is made up of two parts. Part A covers the costs of processing the application and must be paid at the time of submitting an application. Part B is to cover the ongoing costs, for visits, enforcement and other costs not directly associated with the processing of the application and is payable if the licence is granted.

The Part A and Part B fees can be paid together at the beginning of the application process, and if the application is not granted the Part B fee will be refunded. Paying Part A and Part B together will ensure that as soon as the licence is granted the applicant can operate immediately.

If the Part B fee is not paid at the time the application is submitted it will be a condition of the licence (once granted) that the licence is not effective until such time as the Part B fee is paid.

When applying for a renewal, if the Part B fee is not paid at the time of the application, it must be paid within 7 days of notification of the application being granted, otherwise it will be a condition of the licence that the premises cannot operate under the licence until the Part B fee is paid.  

The drop downs below set out the fees for the various licences

Special treatment licences

License / Application type Fees part A Fees part B Total
Grant (includes first treatment room) 646.00 295.00 941.00
Renewal (includes first treatment room) 438.00 295.00 733.00
Additional Treatment Room 98.00   98.00
Variation* 155.00   155.00
Transfer 146.00   146.00
Occasional 228.00   228.00
Ear Piercing only 170.00   170.00
Manicure only (ancillary) 415.00   415.00

* If the premises are currently licensed for ear piercing or manicure ancillary to the main business and an application is made to vary the licence to include other treatments, the difference between the Annual Special Treatment Licence fee and the reduced fee for the ancillary treatment would be payable. If the variation is to add more than one additional treatment room, then a further fee of £98.00 is payable for each additional treatment room.

Animal licences

Licence/Application Type Fees part A Fees part B Total
Selling animals as Pets 288.00 252.00 540.00
Providing or arranging for the provision of boarding of cats or dogs 409.00 252.00 661.00
Breeding Dogs 637.00 252.00 889.00
Hiring out Horses 607.00 252.00 859.00
Keeping or Training Animals for Exhibition 196.00 135.00 331.00
Dangerous Wild Animals 571.00 135.00 706.00
Zoo Licence 1448.00 135.00 1583.00
Consideration of appeal to re-rate a premises 112.00   112.00

Scrap metal dealers licences

Premises
Licence / Application type Fees part A Fees part B Total
Grant 296.00 294.00 590.00
Renewal 141.00 294.00 435.00
Variation 182.00   182.00
Change of name or address 35.00   35.00
Replacement licence 21.00   21.00
Collector
Licence / Application type Fees part A (£) Fees part B (£) Total (£)
Grant 207.00 39.00 246.00
Renewal 132.00 39.00 171.00
Change of name or address 35.00   35.00
Replacement licence 21.00   21.00

Other trading licences

Licence / Application type Fees part A Fees part B Total
Occasional Sale (car boot sale) 302.00   302.00
Sunday Loading Consent 220.00 74.00 294.00
Near Beer 4702.00 730.00 5432.00
Booking Office 190.00   190.00

Sex establishment licenses

Sex shop / Sex cinema
Licence / Application type Fees part A Fees part B Total
Grant 4316.00 1267.00 5583.00
Renewal 308.00 1267.00 1575.00
Variation mid term 1678.00   1678.00
Variation at renewal 1486.00   1486.00
Transfer 826.00   826.00
Sexual entertainment venue (SEV)
Licence / Application type Fees part A Fees part B Total
Grant 6193.00 1530.00 7723.00
Renewal 2880.00 1530.00 4410.00
Variation mid term 4294.00   4294.00
Variation at renewal 1501.00   1501.00
Transfer 834.00   834.00

 

General notes for all licences

If an annual licence is surrendered for cancellation, a pro-rata refund of the Part B fee will be made of the fee paid for each complete month, which remains unexpired, subject to the Council’s costs being covered. (The date of surrender will be deemed to be the date the licence is received by the Council).

Explosives Storage (these fees are set by statute and are payable in full at the time of submitting the application).

Licence to store explosive where a minimum separation distance is prescribed (regulation 27 and Schedule 5 of the 2014 Regulations)

  • 1 year        £189.00
  • 2 years      £248.00
  • 3 years      £311.00
  • 4 years      £382.00
  • 5 years      £432.00

Renewal of Licence to store explosive where a minimum separation distance is prescribed

  • 1 year         £88.00
  • 2 years     £150.00
  • 3 years     £211.00
  • 4 years     £272.00
  • 5 years     £333.00

Licence to store explosive where no minimum separation distance is prescribed

  • 1 year      £111.00
  • 2 years    £144.00
  • 3 years    £177.00
  • 4 years    £211.00
  • 5 years    £243.00

Renewal of Licence to store explosive where no minimum separation distance is prescribed

  • 1 year         £55.00
  • 2 years       £88.00
  • 3 years     £123.00
  • 4 years     £155.00
  • 5 years     £189.00
  • Transfer of a licence      £37.00
  • Variation of a licence (name/address)    £37.00
  • Replacement of licence or registration of lost    £37.00 
  • Any other type of variation - the reasonable cost to the licensing authority of having the works carried out.

 

Last updated: 30 June 2021