The UK’s independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals.

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.

For more information about what we do with personal data, see our privacy notice.

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

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Please only click Pay once, and don't refresh your page while your payment is being processed, as you may pay twice

How long will it take?

For credit card payments 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; and
  • small occupational pension schemes.

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:

We accept scanned copies of the direct debit form, these can be emailed in a PDF format to When sending the direct debit to us please put in the subject line ‘completed direct debit’. Please ensure the form is signed, dated and includes your registration reference number.

If you pay by direct debit there is a £5 reduction of the fee.

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 you 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.

If you are intending on sending a direct debit or a cheque these can be sent to the either of the following addresses:

PO Box 66
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
FAO Data Protection Fees Team
Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane


If you prefer to pay by BACS please ensure that your registration reference is included with your payment. For the payment of multiple registrations please send a remittance advice or covering email to If the registration reference is not included on your remittance we will not be able to allocate the payment and you will not be registered.

Below are the details you will need to make a BACS payment:

Sort code: 16-34-24

Account number: 11663041


Royal Bank of Scotland
Water Lane

Account name: Information Commissioner Registration Account



IBAN GB77 RBOS 1634 2411 6630 41