Fees for inspections and environmental permits

Fees are charged from companies , livestock farms, facilities and others to partly cover the costs incurred by local and central government authorities in connection with:

  1. Environmental permits and other tasks in accordance with Chapter 5; and environmental inspections in accordance with Chapter 9 of the Danish Environmental Protection Act (Bekendtgørelse af lov om miljøbeskyttelse, LBK nr. 879 af 26/06/2010 ).
  2. Environmental permits in accordance with Chapter 3, tasks in accordance with Chapter 4 and environmental inspections in accordance with Chapter 5 of the Danish Livestock Act (Bekendtgørelse af lov om miljøgodkendelse m.v. af husdyrbrug, LBK nr. 1486 af 04/12/2009 ).

More detailed rules regarding charges, including to which companies and livestock farms they apply, required time consumption etc. can be found in the Order on charges for approval and inspection (Bekendtgørelse om brugerbetaling for godkendelse og tilsyn efter lov om miljøbeskyttelse og lov om miljøgodkendelse m.v. af husdyrbrug, BEK nr. 463 af 21/05/2007 ).

Charges for approval and inspection are payable according to the following hourly rates:

  • 2011: DKK 288.58
  • 2012: DKK 295.22
  • 2013: DKK 300,25
  • 2014: DKK 302,95

The main pages of the Order have been translated into English and can be read here:

  • General provisions on charges
  • Annex 1 to the Order on charges