Renfrewshire Council

Fees and charges for Environment & Infrastructure and Communities, Housing & Planning

2020/21 fees and charges - VAT will be charged on these services as applicable.

Please select from the A-Z list below:

Animal licences 
Cemeteries
Circuses
Commercial premises special uplifts
Commercial property enquiries
Default repairs and nuisance abatement
Dog services
Environmental information enquiries
Explosives
Export health certificates
Fairgrounds
Footway crossing permits and works
Garden assistance
Gleniffer Braes Flyers
Housing inspections
Interments
MOT
Pest control - domestic
Pest control - commercial
Petroleum storage certificate
Portable traffic light permits
Road occupation and scaffolding permit
Road opening permits
School meals
Skip permits
Special uplifts
Switch on/off traffic signals
Taxi inspections
Trading Standards weights & measures
Wheelie bins


Animal licences

Animal licences may incur a separate vet inspection fee

Animal licences
TypeCost
Pet shop£73.45
Animal boarding establishments£73.45
Home boarding of dogs£73.45
Commercial day boarding of dogs£73.45
Breeding of dogs£73.45
Riding establishments£218.25
Performing animals£218.25
Venison dealers£73.45
Dangerous wild animals£73.45
Zoo licence£218.25
Game licence (venison dealers)£73.45

Gleniffer Braes Flyers

Glennifer Braes Flyers
TypeCost
Rental£90.10

Circuses - other locations less than 1 acre (excluding St James)

Circuses
TypeCost
Entry fee£91.60
Operational day£78.10
Non operational day£57.95

Fairgrounds - Barshaw Park, Paisley

Fairground Charges to be an all inclusive charge and will take account of setting up, dismantling the equipment as well as non-operative days.

TypeCost
Small site (per week)£824.20
Large site (per week)£1,589.30

Fairgrounds - any other site designated by the Director

Fairground Charges to be an all inclusive charge and will take account of setting up, dismantling the equipment as well as non-operative days.

Other fairground
TypeCost
Small site (8-15 day period)£1,635.10

Footway crossing permits and works

Footway crossing permits and works
TypeCost
Permits allowing residents and businesses to take access to a road across an existing footway. The fee covers the processing of the application.£100

Cemeteries

Cemeteries
TypeCost
New lair (Renfrewshire resident)£531.50
New lair (Resident outwith Renfrewshire with an exemption for any person who has lived in the district for 50 years or more)£1,594.50

Interment

There is a surcharge of +200% for someone from outwith district with an exemption for any person who has lived in the district for 50 years or more

Interment
TypeRenfrewshire residentOutwith district
Adults 18 and over£553.85£1,661.55
Child under 18There is no charge for Interment fees, lair purchase and headstone permits and foundation 
Cremated remains  £122.00£366.00
Registration of transfer £24.90
Issue of certificate other than original £24.90
Search fee (excluding VAT)  £33.85
Headstone foundation charge £68.75

Garden maintenance

Garden maintenance
TypeCost
Owner occupier garden maintenance per year£229.70

Special uplifts

Special uplifts
TypeCost
Domestic 1 to 20 items£33.60
Ground clearances£79.75
Commercial special uplifts£79.75
Clearing of bulk bin areas (price per area)£43.00
White goods (per item)£33.60

Commercial waste collection service 

Commercial waste collection
Residual WasteCost
Sack£4.35
Bin 140 litre£4.35
Bin 240 litre£5.30
Bin 360 litre£7.30
Bin 660 litre£14.95
Bin 1100 litre£22.55
Bin 1280 litre£36.40
Chamberlain£36.40
Commercial recycling collection
RecyclingCost
Sack£2.00
Bin 140 litre£2.00
Bin 240 litre£3.75
Bin 360 litre£5.60
Bin 660 litre£9.50
Bin 1100 litre£17.00
Bin 1280 litre£17.40
Food Waste Trade Collection - 140 litre bin£4.30

Purchase of wheeled bins

Wheelie bin costs
TypeCost
140 litre£39.00
240 litre£48.50
360 litre£97.00
1280 litre£375.00

MOT

MOT
TypeCost
MOT - Private individual (statute)£54.85

Taxi inspections

Taxi inspections
TypeCost
Hackney type taxi inspection (including meter test)£71.80
Combined private hire / taxi inspection and MOT test£71.80
Private hire vehicle inspection£60.60
Taxi meter test£11.30

Commercial property enquiries 

Commercial property enquiries
TypeCost
Fees are levied on businesses that require searches of road adoption records, etc. This charge allows for full recovery of administration costs.£180.00

Road opening permits 

Road opening permits
TypeCost
First week of opening£300.05
Charge for each additional week or part week thereafter£350.00
Road Opening Permit Town Centre and Arterial Roads£650.00
Road Opening Permit Town Centre and Arterial Roads - Charge for each additional week or part week thereafter£700.00

Skip permits
TypeCost
A fee is levied on skip hire companies when they apply to place a skip on the public road network. The charge is per location for each month or part thereof.£50.00
Additional charge when a skip has been placed on the public road without permission.£150.00

Road occupation and scaffolding permit 

Road occupation and scaffolding permit
TypeCost
A fee is levied on companies or individuals who wish to occupy the public road network.  For example this may include scaffolding, storage of materials, siting of crane, hoarding etc. The charge is per month or part thereof.£150.00
Additional charge when the road is occupied without permission.£150.00
Road Occupations Permit - Non Building Works£150.00

Switch off/on traffic signals 

Switching traffic lights on and off
TypeCost
Utility companies and contractors occasionally require assistance in arranging the switching off of one of our permanent traffic signal installations during their works.  The Council can incur costs in arranging this and these are recovered from the organisation involved.Recovery of direct costs

Portable traffic light permits 

Portable traffic light permits
TypeCost
Contractors and public utility companies are required to apply for a permit from the Council when using portable traffic signals on the public road network.  It is proposed that a charge is introduced to allow full recovery of administration costs.£130.05

Pest control - domestic 

Domestic pest control
TypeCost
Rats, mice treatments£60.00
Insects (excluding wasps)£60.00
Wasps nests (including VAT)£60.00

Pest control - commercial 

Commercial pest control
TypeCost
Rats, mice treatments (including VAT) Inspection and treatment up to 2 hours, all materials and travel costs and up to two follow up or clearance visits if required£154.20
Rats, mice treatments (excluding VAT - or example, council offices or premises) Inspection and treatment up to 2 hours, all materials and travel costs and up to two follow up or clearance visits if required. Any additional work will be charged at a rate of £45 per hour plus VAT£128.50
Insects - excluding wasps (including VAT) Inspection and treatment of up to 2 hours, all materials and travel costs. Any additional work will be charged at a rate of £45 per hour plus VAT£103.00
Wasps nests (including VAT)£72.00
Wasps nests (excluding VAT - for example, council offices or premises)£60.00

Housing inspections

Housing inspections
TypeCost
Housing inspections£148.05

Environmental information enquiries

Environmental information enquiries
TypeCost
Including provision of register extracts£148.05

Default repairs and nuisance abatement under statute (professional fees)

Default repairs and nuisance abatement
TypeCost
Default repairs by Community Resources (the greater of)£144.90
Other default repairs2.5% of costs
Nuisance abatement work (the greater of)£144.90

Export health certificates

Export health certificate
TypeCost
Export health certificates£18.50

Dog services

Dog services
TypeCost
Stray dogs (includes VAT)£99.20
Microchipping (includes VAT)£18.45

Primary school meals

Primary school meals
TypeCost
Primary 1 to 3Free
Primary 4 to 7 - Dine in Day£2.25
Primary 4 to 7 - Grab & Go£2.05

Secondary school meals

Secondary school meals
TypeCost
Secondary school meal£2.60

Trading Standards Weights & Measures fees

Trading and standards weight and measures
Special weighing and measuring equipment Cost
Charges for carrying out any meteorological work of a type not detailed above (e.g. examining, adjusting, testing, certifying, stamping, authorising or reporting of special weighting or measuring equipment) is based on a £72.85 per officer hour multiplied by any appropriate overtime factor.£77.30

Weighing instruments - non EC
Weighing instruments - Non-ECCost
Not exceeding 1 tonne£61.30
1 tonne to 10 tonne£98.45
Exceeding 10 tonne£204.75
Weighing instruments - EC (NAWI)
Weighing instruments - EC ( NAWI)Cost
Not exceeding 1 tonne£101.30
1 tonne to 10 tonne£163.10
Exceeding 10 tonne£340.40
A charge to cover any additional costs involved in testing instruments calibrated to weigh in both metric and imperial incorporating remote display or printing facilities is based on the basic fee given above plus additional costs at the rate of £72.85 per officer hour multiplied by any appropriate overtime factor.£77.30

When testing instruments incorporating remote display or printing facilities and where completion of the test requires a second person or a second series of tests by the same person, an additional fee shall be based upon the basic fee given plus a 50% surcharge.

Measuring instruments for liquid fuel or lubricants
Measuring instruments for liquid fuel or lubricantsCost
Container type, un-subdivided£70.35
Measuring instruments for liquid fuel or lubricants - Single / multi-outlets (nozzles)
Measuring instruments for liquid fuel or lubricants - Single / multi-outlets (nozzles)Cost
First nozzle tested £114.10
Each additional nozzle£70.50
Testing of peripheral electronic equipment on a separate visit per site£70.30
Testing of credit card acceptor per unit regardless of number of slots, nozzles and pumps£77.30
Certificate of errors
Certificate of errors Cost
For supplying a certificate containing results of errors found on testing£39.50
Additions to scale of fees
Additions to scale of fees Cost
Adjustment service - The fee to be paid for the adjustment of any weight or measure in the course of a service provided pursuant to Section 74 of the Weights and Measures Act 1985 shall be charged per officer hour multiplied by any appropriate overtime factor.£77.27
Fees to be charged for the services of officers - Where an authorised officer is required to provide professional services the charge will be £72.85 per officer hour multiplied by any appropriate overtime factor.£77.27
Fees for work outwith normal working hours - The charge will be per officer hour multiplied by the appropriate overtime factor.£77.27

Scale of fees payable to hold a petroleum certificate

Scale of fees to hold petroleum certificate
TypeCost
Certificate to keep petroleum spirit of a quantity not exceeding 2,500 litres£44.00
Certificate to keep petroleum spirit of a quantity exceeding 2,500 litres but not exceeding 50,000 litres£60.00
Certificate to keep petroleum spirit of a quantity exceeding 50,000 litres£125.00

Scale of fees payable to keep explosives (based on guidance from LG Regulation) 

A discounted fee is applicable if you apply for more than 1 year - Please see price reductions available

Fees to keep explosives
TypeCosts
First issue of store licence (for larger stocks)£185.00
Renewal of store licence£86.00
Varying a store licensee's name or address of site£36.00
Varying a licence for any other purposeReasonable cost to licensing authority
Issue of licence where there is no separation distance prescribed£109.00
Renewal of licence£54.00
Transfer or replacement of licence£36.00
Issue of a 'year-round' licence (set by statute)£500.00