Environmental Health fees and charges

Tacit consent

In some cases licenses are deemed to be granted following a defined time period even if you have not heard from us (tacit consent).  Where this applies it will be made clear on the application form, web page or within the legislation.

Charges and fees for 2020 / 2021

Food safety

Charges and Fees
TypeFee £Additional information
Food health certificates for exported food 79.00  
Food hygiene course:
Level 2 food safety in catering

One day course - dates advertised regularly

We can also offer bespoke courses in your workplace, contact us for further details

Food allergen course 25.00

Half day course - dates advertised regularly

Voluntary surrender of food 64.00 per hour + disposal costs
Primary Authority Agreements 64.00 Hourly rate
Food Hygiene Rating Re-score Visits 130.00 Must be accompanied by a completed application form
Food Hygiene Advisory Visit 126.00

Maximum of 2 hours.  Subsequent work charged at £64.00 per hour


TypeFee £Additional information

Private water supply - initial sampling costs





Large domestic/ commercial (Max of £500 depending on parameters)

Small shared supply

Single dwelling

Commercial swimming pool (re-sample)


The charge is £64.00 per sample point

Provision of information

Provision of Information
TypeFee £Additional information
Freedom of information/EIR FREE Subject to maximum data collation limits
Contaminated land requests (standard) 64.00 per hour (requests are dealt with within 20 working days)
Review of Environmental and Acoustic Reports 126.00 This is a minimum charge and covers for up to two
hours work. If more than two hours work there is an additional charge of £64 per hour
Environmental Information Requests 64.00 per hour (if a charge is applicable notification
of the estimated amount will be provided within 20 working days and the information will not be provided until the fee has been paid)

Animal welfare licence fees summary - effective from 1 September 2019

Animal Welfare Licence Fees Summary – effective from 1 September 2019

There are now 2 parts to licence fees with the exception of Zoos and Dangerous Wild Animals licences.

For each premise there are the following fees:

  • Application Fee (either new or renewal) – payable for all applications.  This fee is not refundable in any circumstances.
  • Licence Issue Fee – this must be paid in order for your licence to be issued to you.

These fees must be paid separately.

A discount of 50% of the lowest application/renewal fee will apply for multiple applications at the same site where the licence periods are aligned.

Please note that where indicated vets fees are compulsory.  There are however circumstances where the Council may consider  a veterinary inspection is necessary.  Where this is the case, the cost of the veterinary inspection will be payable by the applicant/licence holder.

Payment may be made Monday to Friday (10am to 4pm) by calling 01270 686601 or 01270 686597 or by including a cheque with your application.  Cheques should be made payable to Cheshire East Council

Fees, including some new fees introduced by the 2018 legislation, are detailed below.

Animal Welfare
Dog breeding up to and including 10 dogsFee £Additional information

Dog breeding

Varies depending on the number of dogs


A small business discount of 25% of the Application fee (new or renewal) (only) will apply based on the business meeting the criteria below throughout the whole term of the licence:

  • Breeders with up to 2 breeding bitches

 New application: £300

Renewal: 262.50

 + vet fee for new applications (not discountable)
Dog breeders up to and including 10 dogs (new application) 400.00 + vet fee
Dog breeders up to and including 10 dogs (renewal of licence) 350.00 + vet fee
Licence issue fee 200.00 + vet fee
Dog breeding (11-50 dogs)Fee £Additional information
Dog breeding 11-50 dogs new application 650.00 + vet fee
Dog breeding 11-50 dogs renewal of application 650.00  
Dog breeding 11-50 dogs Licence issue fee 650.00  
Dog breeding 51+ dogsFee £Additional information
Dog breeding 51+ dogs new application 1000.00 + vet fee
Dog breeding 51+ dogs renewal of application 1000.00  
Dog breeding 51+ dogs licence issue fee 1000.00  
Hiring of horses - An annual vet inspection is required even where a licence is issued for a 2 or 3 year period.Fee £Additional information
Hiring of horses new application 325.00 + vet fee
Hiring of horses renewal of licences 300.00 + vet fee
Hiring of horses licence issue fee 150.00 + vet fee

A small business discount of 25% of the application fee (new or renewal) (only) will apply throughout the whole term of the licence for businesses meeting the criteria of

  • Hiring horses with up to 5 horses

 New application: 243.75

Renewal: 225.00

 + vet fee (not discountable)
Animal Boarding - kennels, catteries, day care and home boardingFee £Additional information
Animal boarding establishment (new application) 250.00  
Animal boarding establishment (renewal application) 220.00  
Animal boarding licence issue fee 150.00  

A small business discount of 25% of the Application Fee (new or renewal)(only) will apply  throughout the whole term of the licence for business meeting the criteria of:

  1. Kennel or cattery hosting up to 10 dogs or cats (single species) or
  2. Home boarder or day care hosting up to 2 dogs

 New application: 187.50

Renewal: 165.00

 Franchise/arranger fees    
Application fee (new application) 250  
Application fee (renewal of licence) 220  
Licence Issue Fee (up to 3 hosts) 150  
Licence Issue fee (4-6 hosts) 300  
Licence Issue Fee ( 7-9 hosts) 450  
Licence Issue Fee ( 10+ hosts) 750  
Additional host fee (per additional host added during the licence period – to include host inspection) 50.00  
Selling animals as petsFee £Additional information
Selling animals as pets (new application) 250.00  
Selling animals as pets (renewal application) 220.00  
Selling animals as pets licence issue fee 150.00  

A small business discount of 25% of the application fee (new or renewal) (only) will apply throughout the whole term of the licence for business meeting the criteria of:

  • Sale of fish only in a small independent shop or domestic premises

New application: 187.50

Renewal: 165.00

Animal ExhibitsFee £Additional information
Animal exhibits (new application) 250.00 + vet fee
Animal exhibits (renewal of licence) 220.00 + vet fee
Animal exhibits licence issue fee 150.00  + vet fee

A small business discount of 25% of the application fee (new or renewal) (only) will apply throughout the whole term of the licence if the business meet the criteria of:

  • Exhibition of animals with up to 5 animals

 New application 187.50

Renewal 165.00


A discount of 50% of the lowest inspection fee for multiple applications at the same site where the licence periods are aligned.

Additional fees re: Dog breeding, hiring of horses, selling animals as pets, animal boarding (kennels, catteries, day care, home boarding), animal exhibits onlyFee £Additional information
Pre-application inspection - recommended for new premises 100.00 + vet fee if required
Variation or transfer of licence 50.00  
Re-evaluation of rating fee (including inspection) 200.00  
Re-visit fee 100.00  
Joint licence fee (all licence categories)15.80 Additional information
Zoo Licence - generalFee £Additional information
Minimum fee 350.60 + vet fee
Hourly rate 43.10  
Dangerous wild animalsFee £Additional information
Dangerous wild animals - new application 127.40 + vet fee
Dangerous wild animals - renewal of application 112.10 + vet fee

Registration for practices on the body

(Acupuncture/ tattooing/ semi-permanent skin colouring/ body piercing/ ear piercing/ electrolysis)

Registration for Practices on the Body fees
TypeFee £Additional information
Registering a premises 136.00 Premises and initial applicant
Additional person at a registered premises 59.00 Additional applicant once premises licence granted
Administrative changes to existing registration 27.00  

Scrap metal dealers and motor salvage operators

Scrap Metal dealers and Motor Salvage Operators
TypeFee £Additional information
Collectors licence 194.00

Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013

Additional collectors licence  15.00  Per licence
Replacement collectors licence   15.00  Per licence
Site licence 225.00   
Replacement site licence  15.00  Per licence