Environmental Health Fees & 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 2020.

Street Trading Consents
Category Charge Notes
Street Trading Consent (Static) £368.50 This fee is for those traders who plan to trade from a single location, such as a burger van trading from a lay-by.
Street Trading Consent (mobile) £362.80 This fee is for those traders who plan to trade from multiple locations for a limited duration each time, such as an ice cream vendor.
Street Trading Occasional £125.80 This fee is for those traders who plan to trade for up to one month at any one time and location.
Street Trading Occasional (registered charity) £64.00 This fee is for registered Charities who plan to trade for up to one month at any one time.
Skin Piercing Registration (acupuncture Tattooing, Ear Piercing and Electrolysis)
Category Charge Notes
Skin Piercing (registration of a business) £217.30 This fee is to licence a single skin piercing business only
Skin Piercing (registration of an operator) £136.30 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) £217.30 This fee is to licence a single peripatetic skin piercing business and includes one operative.
Skin piercing (business change) £136.50 This fee is to update a licensed business' details.

Animal Activities Licences
Category Charge Notes
Grant or renewal cost of one licensable activity * £346.45 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 * £220.38 When applied for at the same time.
Additional annual inspection fee for the hiring of horses, where a renewal inspection is not due * £191.68 Invoiced annually after each inspection.
Minor variation of a current licence * £31.47 Amendments which do not involve a site visit.
Variation of a current licence * £191.68  
Re-evaluation of a licenced premises star rating * £191.68  
Additional charge for businesses found to be operating without a valid licence * £47.15  

* vet charges to be added to fee

Training Courses fees
Category Charge Notes
CIEH Foundation Level Food Safety £41.00  
CIEH Foundation Level Food Safety (online course) £15.00  
Miscellaneous Charges
Category Charge Notes
Letter confirming food business registration £20.50 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 £55.00 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 £55.00 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.
Confirmation of empty home status for VAT reduction £85.00  
Attendance at exhumations £55.17 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.
HMO Licensing Fee
Category Charge Notes
Licence for standard 5 bedroom HMO £910.00 This fee covers the cost of a standard HMO application where the landlord has applied to the Council without Council intervention. Additional charges apply for non-standard properties.
Licence for standard 5 bedroom HMO £1,235.00 This fee covers the cost of a standard HMO application where the landlord has applied to the Council only after Council intervention. Additional charges apply for non-standard properties.
Renewal of HMO Licence £755.60  
Private Water Supplies
Category Charge Notes
Risk assessment (smaller supplies) £55.17 Smaller supplies are defined in the Private Water Supplies Regulations 2009.
Risk assessment (larger supplies) £55.17 Larger supplies are defined in the Private Water Supplies Regulations 2009.
Water Sampling visit £100.00 In addition to this fee, the cost of the analysis of the water sample must be added (see below)
Analysis Costs (for smaller supplies)   Smaller supplies are defined in the Private Water Supplies Regulations 2009.
Analysis Costs (check monitoring)   This is for samples taken as part of a check monitoring visit.
Analysis Costs (audit Monitoring)   This is for samples taken as part of an audit monitoring visit.

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