Licensing fees and charges

To follow any changes to this service, visit the Council Service Updates page.

In line with advice and current measures taken by Government to limit the spread of coronavirus, the Licensing offices have closed to the general public, and all face-to-face appointments and drop-in sessions are cancelled until further notice. You may still contact the Technical Hub with any licensing enquiries by calling 01724 297750 or by email at licensing@northlincs.gov.uk

You may continue to make payments for applications or other fees via BACS, by posted check payable to ‘North Lincolnshire Council’ or via our online forms where available. As a replacement service for face-to-face appointments, for the time being you may also make payment over the phone.

Important Notice for Gambling permits and licences: Please note as per the requirements of the Gambling Act 2005, you are still required to make annual payments prior to the anniversary of the licence. Failure to do so may result in revocation of said licence.

We are continuously reviewing the situation and will adjust accordingly should the situation change.

Please refer to national guidance to ensure whether you are legally allowed to operate your business during the crisis, or if you are entitled to financial support.


Our current fees and charges are available in Licensing charges 2020 [XLS, 18Kb].

Pay fees and charges in person

Card payments and applications can be made in person at Church Square House, High Street, Scunthorpe at the following times. We cannot accept cash. No appointment necessary:

  • Mondays, 3.30pm to 4.30pm
  • Fridays, 10.30am to 12.00pm

Pay fees and charges by bank transfer

Payment can also be made via a BACS bank transfer to the following account:

  • Bank: Barclays Bank, 81 High Street, Scunthorpe, DN15 6LZ
  • Sort code: 20-76-30
  • Account number: 83416593

Please quote your details in the reference, followed by the surname of the applicant.

Please confirm via email to licensing@northlincs.gov.uk once the payment has been made, confirming the date of payment and full reference quoted. Failure to provide confirmation may result in delays in processing your payment.

Apply by post

If you wish to apply by post, please submit your application, supporting documents to Licensing Department, PO Box 42, Church Square House, Scunthorpe, DN15 6XQ. Any cheques must be crossed and made payable to ‘North Lincolnshire Council’.


01724 297750

Licensing Department
PO Box 42
Church Square House
DN15 6XQ