Environmental Health Fees and Charges - Animal Control

Environmental Health & Licensing Fees and Charges (from 1 January 2019)

Animal control

All charges apply from 1 January 2019

Pest and vermin control in domestic premises

Pest Charge
(a) Rats & Mice
Rats & Mice (Housing in multiple occupation)
(b) Cockroaches, bedbugs (single family dwelling) £78
Cockroaches, bedbugs (House in multiple occupation) £124
(c) Wasps £64
(d) Fleas, ants, silverfish & other insects not in (b) or (c) above £124

A call-out charge may be made in any individual case where a visit is made and treatment is not carried out (e.g. where the client insists on a visit in respect of a wasp's nest out of season).


The concessionary rate of 75% is applied where the householder is in receipt of:

  • Income Support
  • Job seekers allowance (income based), ESA (IB)
  • Guaranteed pension credit
  • Council tax reduction
  • Housing benefit
  • Working Tax Credit
  • Child Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit

N.B. The Head of Service and Environmental Health Managers have discretion to waive all or part of the charge in exceptional circumstances for example where there is a risk to public health and the householder is unable to pay.

Pest and vermin on other premises

Pest Charge
(a) All insect treatments £124 inc.
(b) Rats and mice £124 inc.

Additional charges may be made for materials

N.B. Payment to be made at the time of treatment. Invoices will not normally be issued.

Stray dogs

Prescribed sum / Admin charge Kennelling 
Micro-chipped with correct details £50 (includes first day kennel charge)
Not micro-chipped / incorrect details £75 (includes first day day kennel charge) £15 per day (or  part)

Return dog from kennels to owner's premises £40
Reduction in fee if owner agrees to dog being micro-chipped by kennels before return.

  • Kennelling will be charged for every day (or part thereof) that the dog is held at the kennels.
  • No reduction available if dog is micro-chipped with incorrect details.
  • No charge if dog is micro-chipped and returned to owner without going to kennels
  • Admin charge reduced by 50% if dog is micro-chipped and tagged as required by legislation.

The Head of Service and Environmental Health Managers have discretion to waive all or part of the charges in exceptional circumstances.

Other dog charges

Fixed penalty dog fouling - £50

Animal licensing charges

Activity Part A fee payable on application Part B fee payable on grant
First application Renewal One Year Two Year Three Year
Selling animals as pets £218 £122 £115 £165 £215
Providing boarding for cats £218 £122 £115 £165 £215
Providing boarding for dogs in kennels £218 £122 £115 £165 £215
Providing day care for dogs £193 £97 £115 £165 £215
Breeding dogs £193 £97 £115 £165 £215
Hiring out horses £218 £122 £115 £165 £215
Keeping or training animals for exhibition £218 £122 £115 £165 £215

NB: All fees above are exclusive of vets fees where vet inspection is required.

Combination of activities - highest applicable activity application fee show above plus £29 per additional activity added to the Part A fee.

Re-inspection for re-rating purposes £145
Initial grant or renewal of licence excluding vet fees
Dangerous Wild Animals
Dangerous Wild Animal licence excluding vet fees

Other Environmental Health Charges

(a) Issue of certificate of Destruction or Unfit or Unsound Food excluding disposal costs £125.00
(b) Health Certificate for Food Export £103.00
  Health Certificate for Food Export - amendment £17.00
(c) Food Hygiene Rating Scheme re-rating visit £167.00
(d) Chargeable time where no specific fee is set e.g. work in default notices:  
  Hourly rate EHL Manager £66.04 
  Hourly rate EHL Team Leader £60.03
  Hourly rate Technical / Licensing Officer £42.01
  Hourly rate EHO £50.11
  Administrator £34.39
  Copies of notices or documents / requests for info Hourly rate
Minimum 1 hour

LAPC and LAPPC Charges

Application Fee (initial application)
(a) Standard process £1,650
  Additional fee for operating without a permit £1,188 
(b) Reduced fee activities £155
  Additional fee for operating without a permit £99
(c) Vehicle refinishers £362
(d) Mobile plant e.g. screening and crushing £1,650
For the third to seventh applications £985 
For the eighth and subsequent applications £498
(e) PVR I and II £257

Where an application for any of the above is for a combined Part B and waste application add an extra £310 to the above amounts.

Changes which took effect in April 2016 mean that small waste oil burners (SWOB) require a new permit under the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010, which is subject to a new more expensive charging scheme.

Annual Subsistence Charge (renewal)
(a) Standard Process:
Low £772 (+103)*
  Medium £1,161 (+156)*
  High £1,747 (+207)*
(b) Vehicle refinishers - Low / Medium / High £228 / £365 / £548
(c) Reduced fee activities - Low / Medium / High £79 / £158 / £237
(d) Mobile screening and crushing plant - Low / Medium / High £646 / £1,034 / £1,506
For the third to seventh authorisations £385 / £617 / £924
For the eighth and subsequent authorisations £198 / £316 / £473
(e) PVR I and II £113 / £226 / £341
(f) Late payment fee £52

*the additional amounts in brackets must be charges where a permit is for a combined Part B and waste installation.

Where a Part B installation is subject to reporting under the E-PRTR Regulation, add an extra £103 to the above amounts.

Transfer and Surrender
(a) Standard process transfer £169
(b) Standard process partial transfer £497
(c) New operator at low risk reduced fee activity £78
(d) Surrender £0
(e) Transfer: reduced fee activities £0
(f) Partial transfer: reduced fee activities £47
(g) Temporary transfer for mobiles - first transfer £53
(h) Temporary transfer for mobiles - repeat transfer £10
(i) Temporary transfer for mobiles - repeat following enforcement or warning £53

Substantial Changes s10 and s11
(a) Standard Process £1,050
(b) Standard process where the substantial change results in a new activity £1,650
(c) Reduced fee activities £102

Charges can be paid in four equal quarters.

Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982

Street Traders
(a) Single application £472
(b) Town Centre promotion commercial £54
(c) Town Centre promotion voluntary / charity £0
(d) Farmers Market annual £102
(e) Farmers Market occasional £54
(f) Stevenage Day / Carnival / Open Air events commercial trader £54
(g) Stevenage Day / Carnival / Open Air events voluntary / charity £0
Acupuncture, Tattooing, Ear-piercing and Electrolysis
(a) Registration of premises and one practitioner £368
(b) Registration of premises only £285
(c) Registration of persons £155
Sex Establishments
(a) Sex cinema licence £3,033
(b) Sex shop licence £3,033
(c) Licence renewal £576
(d) Transfer charge £480
(e) Variation £426

Licensing Act 2003

Premises Licence / Club Premises Certificate

(a) Application for a provisional statement where premises being built - £315

(b) Application for a new licence / certificate, variation of licence / certificate and annual fee payable:

Band Rateable Value Cost for new Licence / Club Premises Certificate Multiplier (£)(Premises exclusively or primarily supplying alcohol for consumption on the premises) Annual Fee (£)(payable on anniversary of initial grant date)
(a) 0 - 4,300 £100 £70
(b) 4,301 - 33,000 £190 £180
(c) 33,001 - 87,000 £315 £295
(d) 87,001 - 125,000 £450 or £900 £320 or £640
(e) 125,001+ £635 or £1,905 £350 or £1,050

If the premises hold 5,000 persons or more the following additional fees apply

Capacity Additional Fee (£) Additional Annual Fee (£)
5,000 - 9,999 £1,000 £500
10,000 - 14,999 £2,000 £1,000
15,000 - 19,999 £4,000 £2,000
20,000 - 29,999 £8,000 £4,000
30,000 - 39,999 £16,000 £8,000
40,000 - 49,999 £24,000 £12,000
50,000 - 59,000 £32,000 £16,000
60,000 - 69,000 £40,000 £20,000
70,000 - 79,000 £48,000 £24,000
80,000 - 89,999 £56,000 £28,000
90,000+ £64,000 £32,000

(c) Theft, loss, etc. of premises licence/club premises certificate or summary £10.50
(d) Notification of change of licence holder name or address £10.50
(e) Notification of change of name or address of premises supervisor £10.50
(f) Application for transfer of premises licence £23.00
(g) Application to vary licence to specify individual as premises supervisor £23.00
(h) Interim authority notice following death etc. of licence holder £23.00
(i) Right of freeholder (i.e. parties with vested interest) to be notified of licensing matters £21.00
(j) Change of name or club rules on a club premises certificate £10.50
(k) Change of relevant registered address of club £10.50
(l) Minor Variation £89.00

Personal Licence

(a) Application for a grant or renewal or personal licence £37.00
(b) Notification of change of name or address £10.50
(c) Theft, loss etc of personal licence £10.50

Temporary Events

(a) Temporary Event notice £21.00
(b) Theft, loss etc of temporary event notice £10.50

Housing Act 2004

Licence for Housing in Multiple Occupation (HMO) (initial application) £708.00
Replacement licence due to theft, loss change of address or minor variation £10
Additional charge for HMO where application is initiated by applicant with local authority intervention £307
Service of improvement notice / prohibition order £382 

NB Charges are indicative and additional charges may apply in complex cases.

Gambling Act 2005

Regional Casino

New (Provisional Statement) £5,000
New (No Provisional Statement) £10,000

Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013

(a) Site Licence - grant / renewal £605
(b) Collector Licence - grant / renewal £348
(c) Change of Site £246 
(d) Change of Site Manager £80
(e) Change of mobile collector licence to site licence £553
(f) Change of site licence to mobile collector licence £127
(g) Cost of badge £5



Environmental Health & Licensing Fees and Charges (from 1 January 2019) 

Related pages

Pest Control Service

Contact details

Environmental Health & Licensing
Stevenage Borough Council
Daneshill House
Herts, SG1 1HN

01438 242908 / 242916