Changes to Department of the Environment Fees

Wednesday 20 December 11:58

The Minister for the Environment has agreed fee increases for the department’s services for 2018.

Some department fees and charges won’t change, with others increasing by up to 2.5%, below the 3.1% annual percentage change in the Retail Price Index (RPI) in September 2017. 
The increases are in line with States guidance and will allow the Department of the Environment to achieve cost recovery of some services and meet Medium Term Financial Plan 2016 to 2019 commitments. 

The changes will come into force on January 1, 2018.

Department of the Environment – Summary of changes:  

  • Endangered Species – Approximately 2.5% increase  
  • Environmental Health – No change 
  • Mapping - Approximately 2.5% increase  
  • Met Office – No change  

Planning and Building Fees 

  • Most Planning and Building application fees will increase by approximately 2.5% from 1 Jan 2018.   Planning and Building Appeal Fees – increased by 2.5%  Legal Search Fee - No change   High Hedges applications – increased by approximately 2.5% 
  • Plant Health Laboratory – No change 
  • Plant Health Field Inspections – Approximately 2.5% increase  


  • Sea Fisheries - Approximately 2.5% increase  
  • Veterinary Services - Approximately 2.5% increase  
  • Water Resources - No change  
  • Waste Management - Approximately 2.5% increase 

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