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Fees and invoices


The DBS charges the following fees:

  • Basic DBS check - £23 (including volunteers)
  • Standard DBS check - £23
  • Enhanced DBS check - £40 (with or without a barred list check)
  • Volunteer checks are free of charge for standard and enhanced checks although the handling fee still applies

We also charge a handling fee.

We offer other compliance checks at competitive prices, including employment history and referencing, ID and right to work checks and professional qualification checks.

We offer competitive discounts where larger numbers of checks are requested per year. We also have discounted packages when you order multiple checks at the same time.

For additional information on pricing please contact the eDBS and Compliance Service:

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.

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