Licensing fees and charges

Fees and charges

Premises licence and club certificate licence 

  • the fee for your application is based on the business rates of your premises
  • an application for a premises license or a club premises certificate, for either a new build or a conversion of existing premises, with no current rateable value will incur an application fee based on Band C
  • other premises that do not have a non-domestic rateable value are treated as falling into Band A.
  • for premises in Bands D and E, there are additional fees if the premises is used exclusively or primarily for the supply of alcohol for consumption
  • annual Fees become payable one year after the grant of a license. Annual fees will be notified by invoice and payment should be made as instructed on your invoice
  • a variation to a premises licence is also based on the business rates of your premises


Business rate band


Annual fee


£0 to £4,300




£4,301 to £33,000




£33,001 to £87,000




£87,001 to £125,000




£125,001 or more



Large events 

  • you will also be charged an additional premises fee for exceptionally large events, based on number of attendees
Number of attendance at any one timeAdditional application feeAdditional 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 over£64,000£32,000

Other fees

Alteration of rules - club premises certificate £10.50
Change of name or address (licence holder or DPS)£10.50
Community premises conditions removal (DPS) £23
Interim authority notice£23
Lost or stolen licence or certificate£10.50
Minor variation to a premises licence or club premises certificate£89
Notification of interest in a property £21
Personal licence£37
Provisional statement where premises being built£315
Temporary event notice£21
Transfer a premises licence£23
Vary a designated premises supervisor £23

Hypnotism performance licence

New application£158

Some licences required a veterinary inspection. If a veterinary inspection is required, the fee is set by the veterinary practice and will be invoiced to you separately.

ActivityNew application feeRenewal application feeFee on grant of applicationAppealsVary no inspectionRe-rating or vary including inspection
Animals for exhibition£273£254£215not applicable£95£213
Cat or dog boarding (Cattery or Kennels) £286£251£219£212£95£226
Combined cat and dog boarding (commercial boarding)£340£301£280£252£98£263
Dog breeding£302£252£225£212£98£230
Home boarding dogs£271£235£192£206£95£213
Dog day-care£282£247£211£206£95£217
Hiring out horses£386£358£312£252£110£282
Selling animals as pets£306£267£276£229£105£234

Other animal licences

Dangerous wild licence£246
Zoo licenceFee quoted upon application

Change a licence 

Change of details£29
Copy of licence£21
Transfer £29

Boat licence (East Northants area)

New licence £156
Renewal licence £142

Mobile homes and fit and proper person test

New site applicationFee
1 to 10 pitches£207
11 to 50 pitches£278
51 to 100 pitches£349
101 plus pitches£418
Site annual feesFee
1 to 5 pitchesexempt
6 to 10 pitches£136
11 to 50 pitches£172
51 to 100 pitches£207
101 plus pitches£242
Application to transfer or amend licence£207
Depositing or varying site rules£136
Fit and proper person test£312
Replace lost or damaged licence£22

Pavement licence

New application£300
Renewal of existing licence£250

Scrap metal licence 

Site licence£458
Collectors licence£339
Variation to site licence£92
Copy of licence£21

Sex establishment licence 

New application£1,580
Copy of lost or stolen licence£21

Skin piercing

New application£336
Copy of lost or stolen licence£21

ApplicationAdult gaming licenceBingo clubBetting premiseslicensed FECTracks
Annual fee£497£498£345£354£498
Copy licence£33£33£33£33£33
Application by provisional statement holders £473£598£598£473£473
New application £994£1,741£1,825£994£1,244
Notification of change£50£50£50£50£50
Provisional statement£994£1,741£1,825£994£1,244


ApplicationExisting CasinoNew small CasinoNew large CasinoRegional Casino
Annual fee£1,495£2,490£4,863£7,466
Copy licence£33£33£33£33
Application by provisional statement holdersn/a£1,495£2,249£3,980
New application n/a£3,980£4,976£7,466
Notification of change£50£50£50£50
Provisional statementn/a£3,980£4,976£7,466

Gambling or gaming permits, notifications and small society lotteries

ApplicationAlcohol Licensed Premises – Gaming Machine PermitPrize Gaming PermitClub Machine PermitClub Gaming PermitUnlicensed FEC
Brand new application£150£300£200£200£300
Existing operator£100£100£100 (or with club premises certificate)£100 (or with club premises certificate)£100
Annual fee£50N/A£50£50N/A
Variation £100N/A£100£100N/A
Change of name£25N/A£25N/AN/A
Copy permit£18£18£18£18£18
Application typeSmall society lotteriesNotification of 2 machines or less on alcohol licensed premises
Initial application£40£50
Renewal fee£20N/A
Copy document£20N/A

Taxi licensing costs can be found in our fees and charges booklet

Houses in Multiple Occupation: Mandatory Licence

New application fee (due on application)£958.24
Grant fee (payable once your application has been successful)£557.56
Total licence fee£1,515.80
Renewal application£958.24
Renewal grant fee£557.56
Change of details£37.10
Copy licence£19.08

Private sector housing

Application Fee
Immigration Inspection and Report£139.92
Enforcement Noticecalculated per case via cost recovery

Last updated 20 May 2024