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Our current fees for sex establishment licences

  • Grant of a sex establishment licence:
    £2,000 application fee plus a refundable uncontested hearing fee of £4,000.  Total of £6,000.
  • Renewal of a sex establishment licence:
    £1,000
  • Transfer of a sex establishment:
    £1,200
  • Variation of a sex establishment licence:
    £1,000 application fee plus a refundable uncontested hearing fee of £4,000.  Total of £5,000.
  • Change of licence holder's name or address: £10.50

The refundable uncontested hearing fee for both grant and variation applications is payable with the non refundable application fee at the time the application is made. 

When the application is not contested the whole of the uncontested hearing fee will be refunded to the applicant. 

Where a contested hearing occurs our costs will be reviewed within 28 working days following the finalisation of the application process including any appeal. The review will be conducted by the licensing manager in consultation with the head of finance and the chairman of the licensing enforcement committee and where it is found that our costs associated with the contested application is less than the £4,000 contested costs fee the difference will be refunded to the applicant.