Fees and charges


Legal and licensing

  1. Local land charges search

    A Local Authority Search is usually requested by a solicitor on behalf of purchasers of land or property, and forms part of the conveyancing process.  The standard questions give potential buyers details of any restrictions or legal obligations which are enforceable against successive owners.  We carry out all official searches covered by the Local Land Charges Act 1975 and we guarantee comprehensive replies.

  2. Licensing fees

    Businesses, organisations and individuals who want to sell or supply alcohol in England and Wales must have a licence or other authorisation from a licensing authority - usually a local council. The law and policy governing this area is overseen by the Home Office.Here you can view a list of fees and charges for the various types of licence available.

Council tax

  1. Council tax

    Council tax helps to pay for the cost of local services such as bin collections and recycling services, environmental health and planning. If you’re 18 or over and own or rent a home, you’ll usually have to pay council tax

Bereavement services

  1. Cemetery and crematorium fees 2016/17

    A list of our fees for cemetery and crematorium services for 2016-17


  1. Planning Application Fees

    Different forms of development attract different fees. Below you will find a link to our planning application fees document.

  2. Planning application fees

    Current fees relating to planning applications.

  3. Planning Fees

    Schedule of fees as of 22nd November 2012. You can now pay planning fees online.

  4. Lawful development certificate

    You can obtain formal confirmation that your proposed works are a permitted development by applying for a Lawful Development Certificate. This is not the same as planning permission but provides proof that your household building work is lawful, This type of application costs £86.

Building control

  1. Fees (Householders)

    The schedules of charges and guidance notes are based on the Council’s Building Control Charges Scheme.



  2. Fees (Professionals)

    The schedules of charges and guidance notes are based on the Council’s Building Control Charges Scheme. You can now pay building control fees online.

  3. Building Control Charges 2016-17

    Building Control charges 2016-17

Enforcement and support services

  1. Stray dogs



  2. Car parking charges from 2016-17

    An outline of car parking charges across Copeland with effect from 1 April 2016.

  3. New Stray Dog Charges - 2015

                    COPELAND BOROUGH COUNCIL

    Stray Dog Collection Fees

     1st April 2015 – 31st March 2016


    CURRENT CHARGES                       NEW CHARGES


    Dog Collection Fee                                                             £50.00                                                   £61.80


    Daily Boarding Fee                                                             £10.00                                                   £13.00 


    Copeland Services

    Dated 16 March 2015

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