The ICO exists to empower you through information.

Use this service to register and pay the fee for the first time.

It is for all organisations (we use this term to include all data controllers, including sole traders and companies) that need to pay a fee to the ICO.

You'll need to complete the form in one session, so we suggest you get everything you need before you start. You will need:

  • your credit or debit card details, if paying by card;
  • organisation name and address; and
  • details about the number of staff you have and your turnover.


Start your new registration application


Takes about 15 minutes

We will use the information to process your payment and maintain the public register. We will publish all the information you provide, except where we say otherwise. For more information, see our privacy notice.

When we receive your payment, we'll usually send a confirmation the following working day, and publish your registration on the register of fee payers within seven working days.