Controlled drugs: licence fees

Controlled drugs licensing fees information for individuals and companies.

Controlled drug domestic licences: application fees for new controlled drug domestic licences

Licensable activity Application fee
Possess controlled drugs £3,133
Supply, or offer to supply, controlled drugs £3,655
Produce preparations containing controlled drugs £4,178
Produce controlled drugs £4,700
Cultivate cannabis £4,700
Cultivate cannabis with THC content not exceeding 0.2% £580

Import or export drug licences

Licence type Application fee
Single consignment export licence £24
Single consignment import licence £24

Renewal of an existing controlled drug domestic licence of any type

Compliance visits Licence renewal fee
No visit required £326
Visit required £1,371

Replacement of a lost, defaced or damaged licence

Lost, defaced or damaged £45

How to pay licence fees

Usually all fees are invoiced for domestic controlled drugs licences once a decision has been made on an application. Licences will not be issued until full payment is received. All licence invoices are emailed to the invoicing contact on the application form.

Occasionally, you may be asked to pay in full when we receive your application, and this payment may be required before your application is considered further. If this is applies to your application, you will be informed by email as soon as possible. If you want to withdraw your application at this stage, you will not be charged.

If we refuse your licence application, any fees already paid will be refunded.

All fees for import and export controlled drug licences are invoiced in arrears at the end of the month.

If your organisation or company requires a purchase order (PO) number, please ensure that you quote this when you submit your application or when the invoice is raised. PO numbers can also be emailed to:

You can pay by:

  • Bankers Automated Clearing Service (BACS)
  • Clearing House Automated Payment System (CHAPS)
  • cheque
  • credit or debit card by calling Shared Service Connected Limited on 08450 100 125

When paying, make sure your invoice number is included, either on the cheque or in the reference section of your bank transfer.

Please send any remittance advice to:

Shared Service Connected Limited HO Box 5003 Newport NP20 9BB

Contact details

Licensing fees

This address deals with fees, invoices and billing queries for drugs licensing, domestic and import/export.

Published 16 August 2019