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Fees and invoices

Fees

The DBS charges the following fees:

  • Standard DBS check - £26
  • Enhanced DBS check - £44 (with or without a barred list check)
  • Volunteer checks are free of charge although the handling fee still applies

We also charge a handling fee. Call us on 03330 135890 to discuss our charges.

We offer competitive discounts where larger numbers of checks are requested per year.

Invoices

How to reconcile your eDBS Service invoice for DBS applications

Both reports can be exported out to Excel.

To see what DBS applications you have been charged for on your invoice:

  1. Highlight the Reports tab and click on Management Reports on the drop down menu
  2. Select the Billing invoices Report and a new window will open
  3. Enter the date range stated on the Invoice that you want to reconcile
  4. Click on Search

The report will be produced showing all applications that you have been charged for during the period entered, broken down into the DBS Fee, Admin Fee and the External Route 2 Fee (if applicable).

To see what stand alone Children's Barred List Checks you have been charged for on your invoice:

  • Highlight the Reports tab and click on Management Reports on the drop down menu
  • Select the DBS Children's Barred List Report and a new window will open
  • Enter the date range stated on the invoice that you want to reconcile
  • Click on the Stand-alone button
  • Click on Search

The report will be produced showing all standalone Children's Barred List Checks that you have been charged for during the period entered.

Payment of eDBS Service invoices

When an application is submitted to the DBS a charge is instantly raised by the DBS and Essex County Council must then pay this charge at the end of that month, whether a result has been received or not.

Because of this, we in turn invoice our customers based on the date that the application was submitted to the DBS.

Invoices are raised monthly and all applications submitted to the DBS between the dates stated on the invoice will be due for payment.

Our terms for payment are 30 days from the invoice date. Failure to pay within these terms can result in temporary deactivation of your access to the system.