Licence fees

Below are the licence fees from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019.

  • All fees are payable on submission of the application.
  • Cheques or postal orders should be made payable to Caerphilly County Borough Council.
  • Please do not send cash in the post.

Licensing Act 2003

Premises licence, club premises certificate, personal licence, temporary event notice and other fees (PDF)

Gambling Act 2005

Premises licence fees 2018-19 (PDF 25KB)

Acupunture, tattooing, ear piercing and electrolysis registration

  • Premises £178.00 (One off registration)
  • Person £87.00
  • Variation £40.00

Animal licences 

  • Animal Boarding Establishments Commercial - £223.00 (Annual)
  • Animal Boarding Establishments Home - £135.00 (Annual)
  • Dangerous Wild Animals - £332.00 (Annual)
  • Dog Breeding Establishments Commercial - £226.00 (Annual)
  • Dog Breeding Establishments Home - £144.00 (Annual)
  • Performing Animals - £174.00 (one off registration)
  • Pet Shops - £212.00 (Annual)
  • Riding Establishments - £338.00 (Annual)
  • Zoos - £1172.00 (Annual)

* (Fees for vet to be added, where appropriate)  All animal welfare licences may be subject to vet inspections, the fees for which will be charged separately where applicable.

Hackney carriage or private hire licences

  • Hackney carriage/private hire vehicle driver £247.00 (three years) | £207.00 (two years)* | £167.00 (one year)*
  • Hackney carriage/private hire vehicles (exclusive of test fee) £197.00 (Annual) **
  • Private hire vehicle operator £757.00 (five years) | £627.00 (four years)* | £497.00 (three years)* | £367.00 (two years)* | £237.00 (one year)*

*Fees for lesser timescales in individual circumstances only as agreed with the Licensing section.

Test fees

  • Initial test fee £35.00
  • First re-test (within 10 working days) £16.50
  • Subsequent re-test £35.00
  • Assessment of seating capacity £5.00
  • Test following Stop Notice £35.00
  • Test following accident £35.00

Replacement fees

  • Vehicle Rear Plate £11.00
  • Vehicle Rear Plate and Bracket £17.00
  • Vehicle Internal Front Plate £6.00
  • Vehicle Internal Rear Plate £6.00
  • Driver Badge £6.00

Miscellaneous

  • DVLA check fee (every 3 years) £5.00
  • Missed appointment fee £10.00
  • External pre-application driver assessment knowledge test £60.00 (Fee externally set and subject to change)

Petrol licences

Licence to keep petroleum spirit of a quantity:      

  • Band A - not exceeding 2,500 litres
    • Fee for a storage certificate £44.00 each year
    • Fee for a licence to keep petrol (private use only at domestic or other relevant places) £44 each year
  • Band B - exceeding 2,500 litres but not exceeding 50,000 litres
    • Fee for a storage certificate £60.00 each year
    • Fee for a licence to keep petrol (private use only at domestic or other relevant places) £60 each year
  • Band C - exceeding 50,000 litres
    • Fee for a storage certificate £125.00 each year
    • Fee for a licence to keep petrol (private use only at domestic or other relevant places) £125 each year

Explosive licences

  • Licence to store explosives where, by virtue of regulation 27 of, and Schedule 5 to, the 2014 Regulation, a minimum separation distance of greater than 0 meters is prescribed
    • 1 year - £185.00 (Renewal £86.00)
    • 2 years - £243.00 (Renewal £147.00)
    • 3 years - £304.00 (Renewal £206.00)
    • 4 years - £374.00 (Renewal £266.00)
    • 5 years - £423.00 (Renewal £326.00)
  • Licence to store explosives where no minimum separation distance or a 0 metres minimum separation distance is prescribed
    • 1 year - £109.00 (Renewal £54.00)
    • 2 years - £141.00 (Renewal £86.00)
    • 3 years - £173.00 (Renewal £120.00)
    • 4 years - £206.00 (Renewal £152.00)
    • 5 years - £238.00 (Renewal £185.00)
  • Varying the name of licensee or address of site - £36.00
  • Any other kind of variation - Reasonable cost to the licensing authority of having the work carried out
  • Transfer of licence - £36.00
  • Replacement of licence if lost - £36.00

Please note that the time-limited fees given above are for whole years. Fees for parts of a year would be on a pro-rate basis. For example:

  • The fee for a new local authority storage licence for 9 months would be £138.75 (three quarters of the annual fee of £185)
  • The fee for a new registration for 18 months would be £105.75 (three quarters of £141)
  • Annual Licence to Supply Fireworks under the Fireworks Regulations 2004* - £500

*Licence to supply fireworks outside the normal permitted periods e.g. New Year, Chinese New Year, October 15th – November 10th and Diwali

Scrap metal licence

  • Site operator £436.00 (Three yearly)
  • Collector £311.00 (Three yearly)
  • Change of name, site details £32.00
  • Change of site manager £53.00
  • Change of type of licence £32.00/£112.00 (depending of type of change)

Street trading licences

  • Permanent static consent and mobile traders (new applications) £674.00 
  • Permanent static consent and mobile traders (renewal applications) £617.00
  • Variation to a consent £107.00
  • Change of details £10.50

Temporary consent:  

  • One off day rate £30.00
  • Up to 7 days £58.00
  • 8 – 28 days £115.00

Seasonal:  

  • Up to 3 months £169.00
  • Up to 6 months £338.00
  • Up to 9 months £507.00

Civil Marriages/Civil Partnerships - Approval of Premises

  • Grant £769.00 (five yearly)
  • Renewal £769.00 (five yearly)

Sex Establishment Licence  

  • Grant £1161.00 (Annual)
  • Renewal £600.00 (Annual)
  • Transfer £600.00

Skips and scaffolding  

  • Skip licence £25.00
  • Scaffolding licence £30.00

Sports grounds - regulated stands  

General safety certificate - (Permanent)  

  • Issue £1526.00
  • Replacement £106.00
  • Transfer £204.00
  • Amendment £204.00

Special safety certificate – (Temporary)  £204.00

Sports grounds - designated stadium - fee to be determind

Pleasure boat licence  

  • Pleasure Boats £200.00 (annual) | £17.00 (monthly)
  • Boatmen £84.00  | £7.00 (monthly)

Homes in multiple occupation

  • £250 for 5 years

No fees payable

  • House to house collection
  • Street collection
  • Hypnotism
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