We email organisations six weeks before their fee expires. If you have been contacted by us recently and you need to renew your fee there are a number of payment options available.

Please note that we publish some of the information you provide to us on the register of controllers. If you use a domestic address in the course of your business and do not wish for this to be included on the public register which is available and downloadable from our website, please provide a PO Box or alternative address instead.

You can pay by direct debit, credit or debit card, or cheque.

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How long will it take?

We will email you within 1-3 working days of completing your transaction, with confirmation of registration and payment. If you have not received a receipt after three working days, please contact us.

How much does it cost?

The cost of your data protection fee depends on your size and turnover. There are three tiers of fee ranging from £40 and £2,900, but for most organisations it will be £40 or £60. The payment is always VAT:nil

You can use our fee-assessment tool to find out how much you will need to pay.

Some organisations only pay £40 regardless of their size and turnover. These are:

  • Charities;
  • small occupational pension schemes; and
  • organisations that have been in existence for less than one month.

You can use our fee-assessment tool to find out how much you will need to pay.

How can I pay?

Direct debit

We will send you a direct debit form with your application confirmation or renewal reminder. 

Lost your direct debit form or need another one? Download a direct debit form:

Credit or debit card

If you'd prefer to pay online, you'll need your order reference and registration reference (we sent these as part of your registration confirmation or renewal reminder).


It's cheaper for us if you pay by direct debit, but you can pay by cheque. Please make your cheque payable to the Information Commissioner’s Office, and write your application reference number or registration number on the back.

Due to the high cost we no longer accept BACS payments.