Civic Governance (Scotland) Act 1982

General

Type of Licence Duration Application Renewal
Cinema 1 year £130 £130
Street / House to House Collection no charge
House in Multiple Occupation 3 years £565 £565
Indoor Sports Entertainment 3 years £485 £485
Knife Dealer - sale of non-domestic knives 3 years £216 £216
Late Hours Catering premises 1 year £276 £276
Late Hours Exemption per application £37.80 n/a
Market Operator 3 years £375 £375
Metal Dealer / Itinerant Metal Dealers 3 years £375 £375
Public Entertainment 3 years £275 £275
Public Entertainment - Fairground duration of fair £275 £275
Public Procession Notification no charge
Raised Structure (including performance stages) duration of event £126
Raised Structure (including performance stages) - Concession duration of event £60  
Second Hand Dealer 3 years £276 £276
Second Hand Dealer - used vehicles 3 years £276 £276
Skin Piercing and Tattooing premises 1 year £222 £222
Street Trader 3 years £275 £275
Temporary Street Trader 6 weeks £63 n/a
Temporary Licence - other types 6 weeks £143 n/a
Temporary Public Entertainment Licence (more than 1,000 tickets) 6 weeks £525 n/a
Theatre 1 year £27.30 £27.30
Venison Dealer 3 years £32.50 £32.50
Window Cleaner 3 years £189 £189
Certified Copy of Civic and Other Licences Per copy £21 n/a
Variation of a Civic Licence per application £37.80 n/a

Taxi & Private Hire

Type of Licence New Application Renewal
    1 Year 3 Year
Taxi Driver £212 £111 £268
Taxi Operator £254 £138 £330
Private Hire Driver £212 £111 £268
Private Hire Operator £254 £138 £330
Taxi or Private Hire Booking Office £212 n/a £212
Change of Vehicle or Registration Number £36 n/a n/a

Taxi Fittings

Obligatory Charge
New Set of Plates and Stickers when licence is issued £37
Replacement or Additional Items Charge
Window Stickers £1.65
Front Plate £6.70
Front Plate Fixing Kit £5.15
Back Plate £6.70
Back Plate Fixing Kit £7.20
Black Rivets £1.37
Plastic Clips and Key (per set) £1.65
No Smoking Sign £2.16
ID Badge (new, renewal and replacement) £5.15
Magnetic Name Plate (subject to committee approval) £7.70
Non magnetic Name Plate £1.92
Magnetic Door Panel Plate £7.75
Non Magnetic Door Panel Plate £3.85
Equipment Stickers (2) £1.28

Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005

Fees and charges marked * have been set by the Licensing Board. All other fees and charges are prescribed.

Premises Licences

Please note that the payment of the annual fee for Premises Licences are due by 01 October every year. We will write to you at least 6 weeks before the fee is due to advise you of amount of your fee. You should pay your fee directly to the Licensing Section. The easiest way to do this is by credit or debit card by phoning us on 01324 501575. Please have your Premises Licence number handy.

Category Rateable Value New Annual Renewal Confirmation
1 See (a) to (d) below £200 £180 £0
2 £1 to £11,500 £800 £220 £600
3 £11,501 to £35,000 £1,100 £280 £900
4 £35,001 to £70,000 £1,300 £500 £1,100
5 £70,001 to £140,000 £1,700 £700 £1,500
6 Over £140,001 £2,000 £900 £1,800

Category 1 definition: See The Licensing (Fees) (Scotland) Regulations 2007 for full details but generally, premises fall within Category 1 if:

  1. they are not on valuation roll or have a nil value
  2. they are a visitor attraction
  3. they are a members' club or
  4. their main function is to provide accommodation
Type Licence fee
Provisional Premises Licence Section 45 £200
Temporary Premises Licence Section 47(2) £206*
Variation - Section 29(1) - Minor £20
Variation - Section 29(2) - Minor - Change of Premises Manager £31
Variation - Section 29(1) - Non Minor £160

Transfer on behalf of licence holder

Type Licence fee
Transfer under Section 33(1) £36*
Transfer under Section 33(1) including minor variation £57*
Transfer under Section 33(1) including non minor variation £201*

Transfer on behalf of person other than licence holder

Type Licence fee
Transfer under Section 34(1) £36*
Transfer under Section 34(1) including minor variation £57*
Transfer under Section 34(1) including non minor variation £201*
Copy Premises Licence £25
Occasional Licence Section 56 £10
Extended Hours £10

Personal Licences

Type Licence fee
Personal Licence Section 72 £50
Replacement Personal Licence £25*

Gambling Act 2005

All fees are prescribed

Gambling Premises

Type New Application Annual Fee Variation Transfer Re-instatement
Bingo club £2,450 £700 £1,200 £840 £840
Betting premises
(excluding tracks)
£2,100 £400 £1,050 £840 £840
Race Track £1,750 £1,000 £870 £660 £660
Family Entertainment Centre £1,400 £500 £700 £660 £660
Adult Gaming Centre £1,400 £700 £700 £840 £840

Gambling Premises miscellaneous fees

Type Application Provisional Statement Licence Application: Provisional Statement Holders Copy Licence Notification of Change
Small Casino £6,000 £2,250 £25 £50
Large Casino £7,500 £3,750 £25 £50
Bingo Club £2,450 £840 £25 £50
Betting premises (excluding tracks) £2,100 £840 £25 £50
Race Tracks £1,750 £660 £25 £50
Family Entertainment Centre £1,400 £660 £25 £50
Adult Gaming Centre £1,400 £840 £25 £50

Temporary Use Notices

The Gambling Act 2005 (Temporary Use Regulations 2007)

Type Licence fee
Fee Payable for Giving Such a Notice in Relation to Premises in Scotland £350
Fee Payable for Issuing a Copy of Such a Notice in Scotland £25

Gaming permit type

Type New Applications Annual Maintenance Renewal
Family Entertainment Centre Gaming Machine £300 n/a £300
Small Society Lottery Registration £40 £20 -
Non-Commercial Society Permit - 1 year £40 n/a £20
Club Gaming £200 £50 £200
Club Gaming Machine £200 £50 £200
Licensed Premises Notification
(2 machines or less)
£50 n/a n/a
Licensed Premises Gaming Machine
(more than 2 machines)
£150 £50 n/a
Prize Gaming £300 n/a £300

Miscellaneous fees

Type Change of Name Copy of Permit Variation Transfer
Family Entertainment Centre Permits £25 £15 n/a n/a
Club Gaming and Club Machine Permits n/a £15 £100 n/a
Licensed Premises Gaming Machine Permit £25 £15 £100 £25
Prize Gaming Permits £25 £15 n/a n/a

How to pay

Application fee's are due when the application form is submitted. An application will not be accepted unless the fee accompanies it. You can submit your application and make payment in a number of ways:

In person

Call in to see us at the District Court Offices at the rear of the Municipal Buildings in Falkirk. We accept cash, cheques, postal orders and card payments.

Licensing Section
Municipal Buildings
West Bridge Street
Falkirk
FK1 5RS

By telephone

You can pay by debit or credit card by telephoning the following number:


By post

Send a cheque or postal order payable to 'Falkirk Council' to the following address:

Licensing Section
Municipal Buildings
West Bridge Street
Falkirk
FK1 5RS

BACS payment

Please contact us directly to arrange this:

Licensing Section
Municipal Buildings
West Bridge Street
Falkirk
FK1 5RS