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Environmental Health Fees and Charges - Animal Control

Environmental Health & Licensing Fees and Charges (from 1 January 2018)

Animal control

All charges apply from 1 January 2018

Pest and vermin control in domestic premises

Pest Charge
(a) Rats & Mice
Rats & Mice (HMO)
(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
(e) Squirrels and other rodents not included in (a) or (b) above - we only treat for squirrels in council properties £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 wasps' nest out of season). £39


The concessionary rate of 75% of the full fee shall apply in domestic premises where the occupant 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 
Microchipped with correct details £50 (includes first day kennel charge)
Not microchipped / 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 microchipped by kennels before return
Dog from kennels to owner's premises £10

Kennelling will be charged for every day (or part thereof) that the dog is held at the kennels.

No charge if dog is microchipped and returned to owner without going to kennels. Admin charge reduced by 50% if dog is microchipped 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

Animal Boarding Establishments Act 1963
Annual fee for establishment
Home Boarding

Breeding of Dogs Act 1973
Annual fee for premises
Dangerous Wild Animal Act 1976
Dangerous Wild Animal licence
+ vet fees 
Pet Shops Act 1951
Pet Shop licence
+ vet fees 
Riding Establishments Acts 1964 and 1970
Riding Establishment licence
+ vet fees 

Animal licensing - in year variations

  • Admin only £44
  • Visit required £90 


Environmental Health & Licensing Fees and Charges (from 1 January 2018) 

Related pages

Pest Control Service

Contact details

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

01438 242908 / 242916