Environmental Health Fees and Charges

Each year the Environmental Health team reviews its fees and charges to ensure they are in line with the Council's Fees and Charges Strategy.

The table below details the main fees and charges for services offered by the Environmental Health service up to the 31st March 2022.

Street Trading Consents

The following fees are applicable up to the 31st August 2022.

Category Charge Notes

Street Trading Consent (annual)

£386.43

This fee is for those traders who plan to trade from any location.

Street Trading Occasional

£132.23

This fee is for those traders who plan to trade for up to one month at any one time and location.

Transfer of Street Trading Consent

£56.38

 

Variation of Existing Street Trading Consent

£56.38

 

 Skin Piercing Registration (Acupuncture, Tattooing, Ear Piercing and Electrolysis)

Category Charge Notes

Skin Piercing (registration of a business)

£228.30

This fee is to licence a single skin piercing business only

Skin Piercing (registration of an operator)

£143.20

This fee is to licence a single skin piercing operative. All people undertaking skin piercing activities need to be registered.

Skin piercing (registration of a peripatetic trader)

£228.30

This fee is to licence a single peripatetic skin piercing business and includes one operative.

Skin piercing (business change)

£143.20

This fee is to update a licensed business' details.

Animal Activities Licences

Category Charge Notes

Grant or renewal cost of one licensable activity *

£364.00

Licensable activities include selling animals as pets, providing or arranging for the provision of accommodation for cats or dogs, "hiring out horses", breeding of dogs and keeping or training animals for exhibition.

Grant or renewal cost per additional licensable activity *

£231.60

When applied for at the same time.

Additional annual inspection fee for the hiring of horses, where a renewal inspection is not due *

£201.40

Invoiced annually after each inspection.

Minor variation of a current licence *

£33.10

Amendments which do not involve a site visit.

Variation of a current licence *

£201.40

 

Re-evaluation of a licenced premises star rating *

£201.40

 

Additional charge for businesses found to be operating without a valid licence *

£49.50

 

* vet charges to be added to fee

HMO Licence Fee - new applications initiated by applicant without prior Local Authority intervention

Category Charge Notes
Licence for a HMO with no more than five bedrooms - initial fee £770.00 Plus £17.40 for each bedroom over the initial five.
 

Licence for a HMO with no more than five bedrooms - remaining fee

£230.00

 

Licence for a HMO with no more than five bedrooms - full fee on application

£950.00

Plus £17.40 for each bedroom over the initial five. 

HMO Licence Fee - new applications initiated by applicant following Local Authority intervention

Category Charge Notes
Licence for a HMO with no more than five bedrooms - initial fee £1120.00 Plus £17.40 for each bedroom over the initial five.

Licence for a HMO with no more than five bedrooms - remaining fee

£230.00

 

Licence for a HMO with no more than five bedrooms - full fee on application

£1300.00

Plus £17.40 for each bedroom over the initial five.

HMO Licence Fee - applications for licence renewals

Category Charge Notes
Licence for a HMO with no more than five bedrooms - initial fee £615.00 Plus £17.40 for each bedroom over the initial five. 

Licence for a HMO with no more than five bedrooms - remaining fee

£230.00

 

Licence for a HMO with no more than five bedrooms - full fee on application

£795.00

Plus £17.40 for each bedroom over the initial five.

Miscellaneous Charges

Category Charge Notes

Letter confirming food business registration

£21.50

Details of registered food businesses within East Herts are available electronically via the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme website.

Issue of a certificate following a businesses voluntary surrender of food

£58.00

This fee is per hour or part of an hour that the Council spends supervising the surrender and/or disposal of food and the issuing of a certificate detailing the food which has been destroyed. This fee does not include disposal costs; this must be paid separately.

Food Export Certificate

£58.00

This fee is per hour or part of an hour that the Council spends dealing with your case and the issuing of an export certificate.

Attendance at exhumations

£58.00

This fee is per hour or part of an hour that the Council spends dealing with your case.

Fixed penalty for failure to belong to an approved redress scheme

£5,000

A fixed penalty for letting agents who do not belong to an approved redress scheme.

Private Water Supplies

Category

Charge

Notes

Risk assessment (smaller supplies)

£58.00

Smaller supplies are defined in the Private Water Supplies Regulations 2009.

Risk assessment (larger supplies)

£58.00

Larger supplies are defined in the Private Water Supplies Regulations 2009.

Water Sampling visit

£58.00

In addition to this fee, the cost of the analysis of the water sample must be added (see below)

Analysis Costs (for smaller supplies)

Full cost charged by laboratory

Smaller supplies are defined in the Private Water Supplies Regulations 2009.

Analysis Costs (check monitoring)

Full cost charged by laboratory

This is for samples taken as part of a check monitoring visit.

Analysis Costs (audit Monitoring)

Full cost charged by laboratory

This is for samples taken as part of an audit monitoring visit.