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Marine licensing: fees

Fees information for the different marine licences and associated work.

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Fees are payable for different types of project based on the time it takes the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) and the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science to process the application.

An MMO case manager will notify you of the suitable fee band for your application. This can be changed if new information about your project makes a different band more suitable. If your application is moved to a different band, MMO will seek your agreement before doing any further work.

Where an application is to carry out more than 1 licensable activity and they fall in different fee bands, the higher fee band is payable.

For example, an application to dredge material and dispose of it at sea includes a band 3 project (dredging) and a band 2 project (disposal – if fewer than 1 million cubic metres), so the fees applied to the application will be band 3.

From 1 April 2019, the MMO will recover the costs for carrying out marine licence monitoring inspections for all existing licences that expire after 1st April 2020 and all new applications received after 1st April 2019.

Further information

See how to get a licence for a burial at sea.

Contact information

Contact the Marine licensing team

Published 11 June 2014
Last updated 26 July 2019 + show all updates
  1. Information amended

  2. New Terms and Conditions document attached

  3. Notification added of change to Fees structure - as of 01/04/2019 MMO will charge for Monitoring Inspections in accordance with the fees structure

  4. Travel guide updated

  5. Fees updated

  6. Terms and conditions changed

  7. Text changes made

  8. Disposing of dredged material at sea removed

  9. Text updated

  10. Text updated

  11. Terms and Conditions for carrying out chargeable activities for marine licensing

  12. Terms and Conditions for carrying out chargeable activities for marine licensing PDF updated

  13. Terms and Conditions for carrying out chargeable activities for marine licensing added

  14. Bank details changed

  15. Added information about fees for variations and monitoring which will be charged from 1 October 2014.

  16. First published.