Licence fees

We charge licence fees in order to recover our costs. We are committed to ensuring that these fees are no higher than necessary.

We charge two types of fees:

  • A licence application fee, currently £4,750, designed to cover the costs of processing applications for licences.
  • An annual levy, designed to cover the ongoing costs of licensing activities.

Our current fees scheme was approved by the Scottish Government on 27 July 2007. We have also produced guidance to accompany the scheme.