Licence application fees - changes

Application fees are different depending on a licence, permit or permission that you apply for.

You can find details on fees for a specific application on each licence page. View our licences, permits and permissions directory to find out more.

Application fee is not refunded if your application is unsuccessful.

Updated fees

The tables below show fees that apply until 31 March 2017, new fees applicable from 1 April 2017, the cost of processing and the three options that were considered. The fees were agreed by the Licensing Sub-Committee at its meeting on 10 February 2017.

Licence application Approved fees Considered fee options
Fees until 31 March 2017 Fees from 1 April 2017 Cost of processing Option 1
Fee Consulted Upon
Option 2
Discounted fee (25%)
Option 3
Cost/restricted fee
Taxi or private hire car driver licence £40.00 £88.00 £88.00 £100.00 £66.00 £88.000
Taxi or private hire car vehicle licence £150.00  £194.00 £194.00 £200.00 £172.00 £194.00
Vehicle substitution £50.00  £60.00 £55.50 £60.00 £55.50 £55.50 
Taxi booking office licence £100.00  £106.00 £106.00  £115.00 £106.00 £106.00
Knife dealer licence £200.00  £200.00 £120.00   £200.00 (no change)  £200.00 £200.00 
Late hours catering licence £105.00  £145.00 £145.00  £150.00  £109.00  £145.00
Public entertainment licence (halls) £90.00  £90.00 £103.00  £110.00  £90.00  £90.00 
Public entertainment licence (fairground) £90.00  £138.00 £138.00  £150.00  £104.00  £138.00 
Public entertainment licence (1 year and small event) £90.00  £190.00 £290.00  £190.00  £143.00  £190.00 
Public entertainment licence (3 years) £90.00  £375.00 £444.00  £375.00  £281.00  £375.00 
Public entertainment licence (large complex event) £90.00  £750.00 Up to £906.50  £750.00  £563.00  £750.00 
Street trader licence (static) £155.00  £155.00 plus advertising costs £472.00  £155.00 plus advertising costs £155.00 plus advertising costs £155.00 plus advertising costs 
Street trader licence (mobile) £115.00  £155.00 plus advertising costs £81.00  £155.00  £130.00   £147.00
Window cleaner licence £50.00  £81.00 £81.00 £90.00  £61.00  £81.00 
Market operator licence £100.00  £188.00 £188.00  £195.00  £141.00  £188.00 
Second hand dealer licence £90.00  £120.00 £120.00  £195.00  £96.00  £120.00 
Boat hire licence £90.00  £220.00 £210.00  £220.00  £158.00  £210.00 
Metal dealer licence £90.00  £120.00 £120.00  £195.00 £96.00  £120.00 

Charities and voluntary organisations

The table below relates to public entertainment licences which are applied for by charities and voluntary organisations only. 

Licence application Approved fees Considered fee options
Fees 31 March 2017 Fees from 1 April 2017 Cost of processing Option 1
Fee Consulted Upon
Option 2
50% discount
Option 3
40% discount
Public entertainment licence (hall, 3 years) £90.00 £90.00 £103.00 £110.00 No change No change
Public entertainment licence (small event, 1 year) £90.00 £95.00 £290.00 £190.00 £95.00 £114.00
Public entertainment licence (3 years) £90.00 £100.00 £375.00 £375.00 £187.50 £226.00
Public entertainment licence (large complex event, 3 years) £90.00 £200.00 £750.00 £750.00 £375.00 £450.00

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