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