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Surrender of an Environmental Permit

Operators may wish to surrender (cancel) their Environmental Permit in whole or in part and can do so by submitting an application to the council.

How to Surrender a Part B Permit

An operator may surrender a Part B permit by either:

  • Downloading the application form at the bottom of this page. You can send us a completed and signed application form or bring it to us in person at our offices.

  • Contacting us in writing, telephone or email using the contact form below.

What Happens When I Submit the Part B Surrender Form?

  • If it is a full surrender the Permit ceases to have effect from the date notified by the operator

  • If it is a partial surrender and the council does not consider it necessary to vary any conditions as a result of the notification, the relevant part of the permit ceases to have effect on the date notified by the operator.

  • If it is a partial surrender and the Council consider it necessary to vary any conditions the council must serve a variation notice detailing the changes to be made to the permit conditions.

How Much Does It Cost to Surrender a Part B Permit?

There is no charge to surrender a Part B permit in whole or in part.

How to Surrender a Part A2 Permit

An operator may surrender a Part A2 permit by either:

  • Downloading the application form at the bottom of this page. You can send us a completed and signed application form or bring it to us in person at our offices.

  • Contacting us in writing, telephone or email using the contact form below.

What Happens When I Submit an A2 Surrender Application Form?

The surrender of the permit will be accepted if the council is satisfied that measures have been taken:

  • To avoid any potential pollution risk resulting from the operation or its cessation.

  • To return the site to a satisfactory state, having regard to the state of the site before the installation was put in operation

How Much Does It Cost to Surrender an A2 Permit?

Fees are required for the surrender of an A2 permit in whole and in part. The fees are reviewed annually so for this year's fees please view the fee information.

For activities we regulate, DEFRA lays down the relevant charges in an annual fees and charges scheme.

If you require any guidance regarding the surrender or your permit please contact us using the details below.

Fee Information

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Contact Details

  • Name Environmental Safety and Health
  • Address People Directorate, 3-5 St James's Road, Dudley, DY1 1HZ
  • Telephone 0300 555 2345