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Charges for information

Under the terms of the publication scheme, we are required to provide details of any information that will be subject to charges.

Our charges are in line with The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) guidelines on charging for police services. However, Avon and Somerset Police reserve the right to amend such fees to meet the demands placed on certain areas of the business.

The charges listed below will be periodically revised and updated.

Items listed with hourly rates will be charged at the special policing rate for the relevant rank or grade of the individual completing the chargeable activity.

Section 15 services (Table 1 to 13) are subject to VAT at the then-current rate, except where service is required by statute or authority direction.

Table 14 and 15 charges are set by reference to Statutory Instruments.

Make cheques payable to ‘PCC for Avon and Somerset’.

Table 1 – Collision reports

DescriptionAmount (£) ex VAT
Copy of collision report (full extract up to 30 pages)166.63
Additional pages for same incident (per page)5.20
Limited particulars (Road Traffic Act details)41.90
Copy of self-reporting/minor collision form41.90
Forensic collision investigator’s report (mainly fatal collisions)1,236.47
Forensic collision investigator’s scene and reconstruction videos on disc100.90
Forensic collision investigator – rough data (per page)33.60
Scene plan50.70
Vehicle examination report84.00
Specialist report (CCTV, tachograph, vehicle download) if separate88.10
External expert report – request by force78.50
Excludes VAT

Table 2 – Copies of photographs and recordings

DescriptionAmount (£) ex VAT
From digital camera (per disc)34.70
Curated photo sets (per 10 digital photos or part thereof)68.40
Photographs (printed first photo)33.44
Each subsequent photograph3.85
Video footage – police (handheld, drone, vehicle mounted or body-worn video; per hour for reviewing and redaction)Per hour + 34.70
Dashcam, drone or CCTV footage – public or private34.70
Excludes VAT

Table 3 – Digital data

DescriptionAmount (£) ex VAT
Laser scan data – raw or registered point cloud71.90
Skid test and survey data – raw or registered30.30
Vehicle digital data download – IDR, blackbox, tachograph, infotainment (cost per item)71.90
Excludes VAT

Table 4 – Copies of statements

DescriptionAmount (£) ex VAT
Per statement (up to 3 pages)43.40
Additional pages (per page)5.20
Copy of witness statement
(witness agrees to the disclosure of personal details)
Copy of witness statement
(witness does not agree to the disclosure of personal details)
Interview with a police officer (per officer)198.66
Request for a statement to be written by a police officer169.90
Copy of interview record (only where prepared during investigative process)67.40
Copies of VHS videotapes (provision for Criminal Justice System)100.90
Copies of audio tapes101.10
Copies of audio tapes (provision for Criminal Justice System)41.58
Copies of CDs or DVDs 32.50

Table 5 – Cancellation charges

DescriptionAmount (£) ex VAT
If the request is cancelled prior to the searchREFUND
If the search is made prior to cancellation40.33
If the search is made and documents ready for dispatch97.25
Abortive search40.33
Excludes VAT

Table 6 – Fingerprinting fees

DescriptionAmount (£) inc VAT
One set94.90
Additional sets thereafter (each)47.50
Fingerprints taken for some countries are not subject to VAT.

Fingerprints taken for some countries are not subject to VAT.

Table 7 – UK Immigration

DescriptionAmount (£) ex VAT
The total charge for the initial 1 hour detention period58.25
The total charge for each subsequent 1 hour detention period29.40
Total constant watch charge (additional to normal charges)810.96
Excludes VAT

Table 8 – General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)/ Data Protection Act (DPA) 2018 fees

DescriptionAmount (£) ex VAT
DPA 2018 – Section 7 Subject Access RequestN/A
DPA 2018 – Section 68 Health Records (Copy)N/A
DPA 2018 – Section 68 Health Records (View)N/A

DPA 2018 – Section 68 Health Records (View and then Copy)N/A
Excludes VAT

Table 9 – Copy of personnel or medical file

DescriptionAmount (£) ex VAT
Standard administration charge33.98
Charge per sheet0.25
Charge per hour of time8.50
PostageAs applicable

Excludes VAT

Table 10 – Requests for Disclosure of Information

DescriptionAmount (£) ex VAT
Request for information (up to 2 hours work)106.80
Hourly rate for work above 2 hours (including redaction)35.90
Excludes VAT

Table 11 – ABI/Lloyds Disclosure of Information (ABI/Lloyds MOU)

DescriptionAmount (£) ex VAT
Request (crime/lost property number, etc.) – MOU App D(a)35.80
Request (in response to specific questions) – MOU App D(b)152.50
Interview with police officer (per officer) – MOU Para 4.5169.90
Excludes VAT

Table 12 – Other common items

DescriptionAmount (£) ex VAT
Crime Report145.15
Incident log43.50
PNC convictions42.46
Caution Certificate27.72
Domestic Violence Report64.30
Occurrence Summary21.60
Custody Record21.50
Excludes VAT

Table 13 – Alarm URN Fees (Set by Secured by Design)

DescriptionAmount (£) ex VAT
Alarm Registration (Intruder)53.10
Alarm Registration (Panic Alarm)53.10
Lone Worker Devices up to 10,00064.20
Lone Worker Devices 10,100 – 50,00096.30
Lone Worker Devices 50,001 and over128.40
Excludes VAT

Table 14 – Firearms Licensing fees

DescriptionAmount (£) inc VAT
Firearms certificate grant88.00
Firearms certificate renewal62.00
Firearms certificate replacement4.00
Shotgun certificate grant79.50
Shotgun certificate renewal49.00
Shotgun certificate replacement4.00
Shotgun Certificate grant
(co-terminus/including Firearms Certificate)
Shotgun Certificate renewal
(co-terminus/including Firearms Certificate)
Visitors Permit (Individual)20.00
Visitors Permit (Group)100.00
Home Office Club approval84.00
Registered firearms dealer issue (registration)200.00
Registered firearms dealer replacement (renewal)200.00
Game Fairs13.00
Variation (not like for like)20.00
Firearms Museum Licence200.00

Table 15 – Other Licensing fees

DescriptionAmount (£) inc VAT
Aliens certificates37.40
Pedlars certificates12.25
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