Fees and charges


Legal and licensing

  1. Land charges 2018/19

    Land charges 2018/19

  2. 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.

  3. 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. Non Domestic Rates

    Non domestic rates - often referred to as business rates - are charged on most non-domestic properties (including commercial ones) such as shops, offices, pubs, warehouses and factories. If you use a building or part of a building for non-domestic purposes, you will probably have to pay business rates.

  2. 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. Cremation and Cemetery fees 18 -19

    Cremation and Cemetery fees 18 -19


  1. Planning Fees

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

  2. 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.

  3. Planning Application Fees

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

  4. Planning application fees

    Current fees relating to planning applications.

Building control

  1. Fees

    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.

  2. Building Control Charges 2018-19

    Building Control charges 2016-17

  3. Fees (Householders)

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

Policy and transformation

  1. Income Generation Strategy

    Income Generation Strategy

  2. Corporate charging policy

    Corporate charging policy

Enforcement and support services

  1. Car parking charges from 2016-17

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

  2. 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

  3. Stray dogs



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