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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.

Section 15 services (Table 1 to 12) are subject to VAT at the then-current rate, except where service is required by statute or authority direction.

Table 13 and 14 charges are set by reference to Statutory Instruments.

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

Table 1 – Accident reports

DescriptionAmount (£) ex VAT
Copy of accident report (full extract up to 30 pages)151.48
Additional pages for same incident (per page)4.70
Limited particulars (Road Traffic Act details)37.80
Copy of self-reporting/minor accident form37.80
Forensic collision investigator’s report (mainly fatal collisions)1,124.06
Scene and reconstruction videos on disc (per recording)91.10
Rough data (per page)30.40
Scene plan45.80
Vehicle examination report75.90
Excludes VAT

Table 2 – Copies of photographs

DescriptionAmount (£) ex VAT
From digital camera (per disc)22.40
Photographs (first photo)30.40
Each subsequent photograph3.50
Excludes VAT

Table 3 – Copies of statements

DescriptionAmount (£) ex VAT
Per statement (up to 3 pages)39.10
Additional pages (per page)4.70
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)180.60
Request for a statement to be written by a police officer153.50
Copy of PIC sheets (second copy)30.40
Copy of interview record (only where prepared during investigative process)60.90
Copies of VHS videotapes (provision for Criminal Justice System)91.10
Copies of audio tapes91.30
Copies of audio tapes (provision for Criminal Justice System)37.80
Copies of audio CDs/DVDs 22.10

Table 4 – Cancellation charges

DescriptionAmount (£) ex VAT
If the request is cancelled prior to the searchREFUND
If the search is made prior to cancellation36.66
If the search is made and documents ready for dispatch88.41
Abortive search36.66
Excludes VAT

Table 5 – Fingerprinting fees

DescriptionAmount (£) inc VAT
One set85.80
Additional sets thereafter (each)42.90
Fingerprints taken for some countries are not subject to VAT.

Fingerprints taken for some countries are not subject to VAT.

Table 6 – UK Immigration

DescriptionAmount (£) ex VAT
The total charge for the initial 1 hour detention period30.30
The total charge for each subsequent 1 hour detention period20.10
Total constant watch charge (additional to normal charges)390.71
Excludes VAT

Table 7 – 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 8 – Copy of personnel or medical file

DescriptionAmount (£) ex VAT
Standard administration charge30.89
Charge per sheet0.23
Charge per hour of time7.73
PostageAs applicable

Excludes VAT

Table 9 – Requests for Disclosure of Information

DescriptionAmount (£) ex VAT
Request for information (up to 2 hours work)96.50
Hourly rate for work above 2 hours (including redaction)32.40
Excludes VAT

Table 10 – ABI/Lloyds Disclosure of Information (ABI/Lloyds MOU)

DescriptionAmount (£) ex VAT
Request (crime/lost property number, etc.) – MOU App D(a)32.40
Request (in response to specific questions) – MOU App D(b)137.30
Interview with police officer (per officer) – MOU Para 4.5153.30
Excludes VAT

Table 11 – Other common items

DescriptionAmount (£) ex VAT
Crime Report131.95
Incident log39.30
PNC convictions38.60
Caution Certificate25.20
Domestic Violence Report58.10
Occurrence Summary19.60
Custody Record19.60
Excludes VAT

Table 12 – Alarm URN Fees (Set by Secured by Design)

DescriptionAmount (£) ex VAT
Alarm Registration (Intruder)48.00
Alarm Registration (Panic Alarm)48.00
Lone Worker Devices up to 10,00058.00
Lone Worker Devices 10,100 – 50,00087.00
Lone Worker Devices 50,001 and over116.00
Excludes VAT

Table 13 – 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 14 – Other Licensing fees

DescriptionAmount (£) inc VAT
Aliens certificates34.00
Pedlars certificates12.25
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