BR 20/2006

GOVERNMENT FEES ACT 1965

1965 : 103

GOVERNMENT FEES AMENDMENT REGULATIONS 2006

The Minister of Finance, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 2(1) of the Government Fees Act 1965, makes the following Regulations:

Citation

1 These Regulations may be cited as the Government Fees Amendment Regulations 2006.

Substitution of Schedule

2 The Schedule to the Government Fees Regulations 1976 is revoked and the Schedule to these Regulations is substituted.

Commencement and transitional

3 (1) Subject to paragraph (2), these Regulations shall come into force on the 1st day of April 2006.

(2) Nothing in these Regulations shall affect the validity of a fee, paid before the coming into force of these Regulations.

SCHEDULE (Regulation 2)

Head 1

Agriculture Act 1930

Issuing a certificate to practise veterinary science under section 8—

(a) on application $243.00

(b) on issue $243.00

Head 2

Auxiliary Bicycles Act 1954

(1) Issuing an annual licence to operate an auxiliary bicycle livery

under section 16 $41.00

(per 50 auxiliary

bicycles registered

or part thereof)

(2) Registering an auxiliary bicycle under section 21 $28.00

(3) Examining an auxiliary bicycle under section 18 $20.00

(4) Issuing a duplicate of any document other than a certificate of

registration $15.00

(5) Issuing or renewing a driver's licence under section 9 $95.00

(6) Issuing an auxiliary bicycle identification plate under section 22 $21.00

Head 3

Bermuda Airport (Duty Free Sales) Act 1997

(1) Granting an Airport Duty Free Sales Licence under section 4 $1,213.00

(2) Granting an Airport Duty Free Warehouse Licence under

section 34—

(a) where the value of the bond for scheduled goods is

$100,000 or less $6,064.00

(b) where the value of the bond for scheduled goods

exceeds $100,000 $12,128.00

Head 4

Bermuda Archives Act 1974

(1) Duplication of archival material from paper or microfilm record—

(a) Copy of printed works $0.50

(per copy -

standard size)

$1.25

(per copy -

ledger size)

(b) Copy of archival works $1.00

(per copy -

standard size)

$1.50

(per copy -

ledger size)

(c) Copy of microfilm record $1.00

(per copy)

(d) Copy of microfilm positive reel $66.00

(e) Certified copy of archival record $16.00

(f) Additional service fee for copies provided by mail $16.00

(g) Any other paper or microfilm duplication service $21.00

(per hour)

(2) Photographic duplication service Actual vendor cost

plus 25%

administration fee

(3) VHS video duplication service Actual vendor cost

plus 25%

administration fee

(4) Use of any pictorial image for commercial purposes—

(a) Periodical or serial publications $105.00

(national-

per image)

$158.00

(international-

per image)

(b) Book editions $105.00

(national-

per image)

$158.00

(international-

per image)

(c) Advertising and promotional $158.00

(national-

per image)

$210.00

(international-

per image)

(d) Broadcast film or television $158.00

(national-

per image)

$263.00

(international-

per image)

(5) Use of any pictorial image by a not-for- profit entity

(single edition use) Actual vendor cost

plus 25%

administration fee

(per image)

(6) Use of any pictorial image for non-commercial personal use

(single edition use) Actual vendor cost

plus 25%

administration fee

(per image)

NOTE: If multiple use authority is requested for items (5) and (6)

(above), the fee will be determined by reference to paragraph

(4)(a), (b), (c) or (d) (above), as the case may be.

Head 5

Bermuda Immigration and Protection Act 1956

(1) Applying for grant of Bermudian status under section 20A, 20D,

20E or 20F $1,580.00

($984 refundable

if refused)

(2) Applying for grant of Bermudian status under section 19 or 19A $439.00

(non-refundable)

(3) Applying for grant of Bermudian status—

(a) under section 20 $123.00

(b) under section 20B $123.00

(4) Issuing a certificate of Bermudian status under section 21— $123.00

(5) Confirmation of Bermudian status under section 16, 17 or 18 $61.00

(6) Subject to paragraphs (8) and (9), in respect of a person without

Bermudian status or special category status or spouse's

employment rights or rights under section 60(6) who is not one

of the following, that is to say, the parent or lawful guardian of,

and has legal custody of, a child under the age of 18 years who

has Bermudian status and resides with him or her, or a person

who either was born in Bermuda or first arrived in Bermuda

before his sixth birthday and can potentially qualify for the grant

of Bermudian status under section 20A—

(a) applying under section 60 for permission to employ such a

person, under—

(i) a part-time permit (where- under the Minister may grant

such permission for a period of one year or less in respect

of persons engaged in activities not exceeding 9 hours in

any one week) $79.00

(ii) a part-time permit (where- under the Minister may grant

such permission for a period of one year or less in respect

of instructors or private tutors already resident in Bermuda,

engaged for not more than 9 hours in any one week) $38.00

(iii) a part-time occasional permit (whereunder the Minister

may grant such permission for a period of one year or

less in respect of casual part-time models who are lawful

residents of Bermuda engaged for not more than 100

hours in any twelve-month period) $308.00

(iv) a temporary permit (where- under the Minister may grant

such permission in respect of employment for a specific

job for a period not exceeding 3 months) $500.00

(v) a short-term permit (where- under the Minister may grant

such permission for a person to be engaged, for a single

period of 14 days or less, in professional sport or

entertainment)—

(A) per person (up to 5 persons) $280.00

(B) per group of more than 5 persons in addition to the fee at

(A) above, for each person beyond the fifth $140.00

(vi) a letter of permission (where- under the Minister may grant

such permission for a period of time specified in the letter

not exceeding 5 years to not-for-profit organisations,

including registered charitable organisations, for the

employment of coaches, teachers of sports and recreation,

clergy, speakers and musicians) Nil

(vii) a one-year permit (where- under the Minister may grant

such permission for any period less than 18 months) $616.00

(viii) a two-year permit (where- under the Minister may grant

such permission for a period of 18 months or more but less

than 30 months) $1,233.00

(ix) a three-year permit (where- under the Minister may grant

such permission for a period of 30 months or more but less

than 42 months) $1,849.00

(x) a four-year permit (where- under the Minister may grant

such permission for a period of 42 months or more but less

than 54 months) $2,465.00

(xi) a five-year permit (where- under the Minister may grant

such permission for a period of 54 months or more but less

than 66 months) $3,082.00

(xii) a one-year permit (where- under the Minister may grant

such permission for a period of one year or less in

respect of a child care worker engaged to provide child care

services in his or her home) $205.00

(in respect of

each child

cared for)

(xiii) any permit under (iv) or (vii) to (xi) of paragraph (6)(a)

for the care-giver of anyone who is over the age of 65 years Nil

(xiv) late application fee of any permit under paragraph (6)(a)

whereby a charge is levied for each month or part of a month

that elapses between the expiry date of a permit and the

date of receipt of an application to renew the permit $200.00

(per month or

part of a month)

(b) Applying—

(i) to transfer a person with a valid work permit to another

company within the same group of companies or on

merger or takeover where his duties remain the same $308.00

(ii) to transfer such a person from one occupation to another

occupation with the same employer $308.00

(iii) to change the job title of such a person whose employer and

duties remain the same $308.00

(7) Applying under section 60 for permission to employ a person

without Bermudian status who is one of the following, that is to

say, the parent or lawful guardian of, and has legal custody of, a

person with Bermudian status who is under 18 years of age and

resides with him, or a person who either was born in Bermuda

or first arrived in Bermuda before his sixth birthday and can

potentially qualify for the grant of Bermudian status under

section 20A—

(a) under a work permit valid for such period as may be specified

in the permit $79.00

(non-refundable)

(b) under a letter of permission (whereunder the Minister may

grant such permission for a period of time specified in the

letter not exceeding 5 years to not-for-profit organisations,

including registered charitable organisations, for the

employment of coaches, teachers of sports and recreation,

clergy, speakers and musicians) Nil

(8) Where a permission is granted for a period less than that applied

for, the relevant proportion of the fee paid in accordance with

categories (viii) to (xi) of paragraph (6)(a), shall be refunded.

Where no permission of any kind is granted, or where permission

is granted and the person in respect of whom permission is granted

does not take up employment, then the fee paid under categories

(iii) to (v) and (vii) to (xii) of paragraph (6)(a), less $126.00, shall

be refunded.

(9) Where permission is granted in accordance with categories

(viii) to (xi) of paragraph (6)(a) and the work permit is cancelled

before the expiry date, there shall be refunded the relevant fee for

each whole year that remains unused on the date of cancellation.

(10) Considering an application by a restricted person or a trustee

or grantee for the benefit of a restricted person for a licence to hold

or acquire land

(Where a licence is granted under paragraph (11), the fee specified

in this paragraph shall be refunded to the applicant.) $1,271.00

(11) Granting to a restricted person or to a trustee or grantee for the

benefit of a restricted person—

(a) a licence to hold or acquire land—

(i) where the land is acquired by devise or inheritance or by

voluntary conveyance $1,271.00

(ii) in any other case—

(A) where the land comprises a condominium unit and falls

within section 5 of the land policy 15% of the value

(B) in any other case 22% of the value

Where the licence referred to in sub-paragraph (a)(ii) relates to

land to be held or acquired by a restricted person together with

his Bermudian spouse $1,271.00

In any given case the fee paid under sub-paragraph (a)(ii) less the

fee payable under paragraph (10) is to be refunded on the

instruction of Cabinet.

(b) an amending licence which alters an existing licence $1,271.00

(12) Registering the acquisition of land by an alien or a restricted

person under Part VI $146.00

(13) Granting a licence for a corporation to take a lease of land in

Bermuda—

(a) on grant, for a period which is less than 12 years $588.00

(b) on grant, for a period of 12 years or more but not exceeding

21 years $1,178.00

(14) Issuing—

(a) confirmation of spouse's employment rights under section 60

or residence rights under section 27 or 27A $133.00

(b) duplicate confirmation of matters referred to in sub-paragraph (a) $27.00

(15) Issuing—

(a) a multiple re-entry permit under section 53 $97.00

(b) a landing permit—

(i) for each member of the crew joining or leaving a yacht in

Bermuda $21.00

(ii) for each passenger landed in Bermuda at any point of entry

without sufficient travel or re-entry documents $125.00

(iii) for any other person $27.00

(16) Granting to a person who holds a work permit an additional

permit for a period not exceeding one year to engage in part-time

work as an artist $79.00

(17) Granting permission to a travelling salesman—

(a) to engage in local business as a self-employed travelling salesman $308.00

(per month)

(b) to work with a local sole representative $308.00

(per annum)

(18) Granting permission to reside in Bermuda—

(a) on application for a permanent resident's certificate under

section 31A or 31B to—

(i) a person who possesses a working resident's certificate Nil

(ii) any other person $988.00

(refundable if refused)

(b) on application under section 32(1) for up to one year $133.00

(refundable if refused)

(c) on the issue of a residential certificate under section 32(5) to—

(i) persons who own the freehold of residential premises or

are the lessees of such premises where the leases have 25 years

or more to run, or who have entered into a binding contract

to purchase the freehold of such premises or to take a lease

of such premises for 25 years or more, and the spouses of

such persons Nil

(ii) such other persons who are eligible for a residential

certificate and their spouses $988.00

(19) Issuing identification cards to holders of residential certificates $130.00

(20) Certifying residence and employment in Bermuda and related

matters $59.00

(21) Certifying amendments to, or duplicate copies of, certificates and

other official documents $59.00

(22) Granting extensions to visitors for —

(a) a total stay not exceeding 3 months Nil

(b) a total stay of more than 3 months but not more than 6 months $27.00

(23) Issuing, within the period of the original's validity, a duplicate

copy of a work permit or any other document granting permission

to reside in Bermuda $27.00

Head 6

Bermuda National Parks Act 1986

Issuing a permit under section 15 for the use of any space owned by

Government as a camp site for a family or group not exceeding 8 persons $11.00

(per night)

Head 7

Bermudian Status by Birth or Grant Register Act 1992

(1) Issuing under section 3(3)(b)—

(a) an extract of an individual's detailed record from the Register $11.00

(b) an extract from the Register by page—

(i) up to 15 pages $11.00

(ii) more than 15 pages $0.75

(per page)

(2) Issuing a certified copy of an extract or a letter confirming an

individual's detailed record from the Register under section 3(3)(c) $ 59.00

Head 8

Betting Act 1975

Issuing under section 9—

(a) a pool betting agent's licence $465.00

(b) a bookmaker's licence $5,000.00

Head 9

Building Act 1988

Applying for permits under the Bermuda Building Code as follows—

(1) In the case of construction operations involving forms of residential

development (i.e. Use Groups R-2, R-3 and R-4)—

(a) Building Permit—

(i) new structures $0.20

(per sq. ft.)

(min. fee $150.00)

(ii) accessory structures $80.00

(iii) renovations and alterations to existing structures (including

an electrical or mechanical permit) $80.00

(b) Excavation Permit $220.00

(c) Quarrying Permit $80.00

(2) In the case of construction operations involving all other forms of use—

(a) Building Permit—

(i) new structures —

use groups E & I $0.53

(per sq. ft)

(min. fee $480.00)

use groups F, H, S & U $0.84

(per sq. ft.)

(min. fee $480.00)

use groups A & R1 $1.05

(per sq. ft.)

(min. fee $480.00)

use groups B & M $1.15

(per sq. ft.)

(min. fee $480.00)

(ii) accessory structures $260.00

(iii) renovations and alterations to existing structures $490.00

(iv) electrical or mechanical permit $280.00

(b) Permit issued to allow for the phased submission of drawings for a

building permit including, but not limited to, excavation work,

foundation work, superstructure or steelwork (the phased permit

fee is in addition to the building permit fee applicable under

paragraph (2)(a)(i)) $280.00

(per phase)

(c) Quarrying Permit $2,390.00

(3) On revising approved plans—

(a) in relation to construction operations referred to in paragraph (1)(a) $80.00

(b) in relation to construction operations referred to in paragraph 2(a) $200.00

(4) Demolition Permit $280.00

(5) Re-inspection of works $80.00

(6) In all cases where the building operations commence prior to the

issue of the required permits listed above, an additional fee will be

charged as follows—

(a) where site coverage does not exceed 200 sq. ft. $420.00

(b) where site coverage exceeds 200 sq. ft. $1,260.00

(7) Reissue of permit and inspection card $30.00

(8) Under this item—

For the purposes of calculating the building permit fee in accordance with

paragraphs (1)(a)(i) and (2)(a)(i), the floor space to which the fee shall apply

means the total gross square footage of new construction, including verandas

and balconies, but excluding water tanks, outdoor paved areas, patios and

the like;

"accessory structures" include, but are not limited to, tennis courts,

parking areas, driveways, docks, walls, satellite dish receivers, signs, piers,

platforms, patios and like structures which do not result in the creation of

additional, enclosed floor space, that are incidental to the principal

building and located on the same lot; and, for the avoidance of doubt, a

swimming pool is not an accessory structure and any separate

application for a pool shall be subject to the minimum fee set out in

either paragraph (1)(a)(i) or (2)(a)(i), whichever is applicable;

"re-inspection of works" means a re-inspection made because, at a

previous, scheduled visit to the works, either—

(a) conditions at the works prevented proper access to the works; or

(b) the works did not meet the requirements of the Bermuda

Building Code Regulations 1998; or

(c) the works for some other reason were not available or ready for

inspection; or

(d) a copy of the approved drawings was not available on-site.

In the case of an existing building where the application relates to

building works designed specifically to provide access for, or otherwise

meet the needs of, the physically handicapped, no fee shall be charged.

In the case of alterations or extensions to a building listed as a building

of special architectural or historical interest in accordance with

section 30 of the Development and Planning Act 1974, no fee shall be

charged.

Head 10

Building Authority Act 1962

(1) Issuing a permit or licence under the Building Authority

(Petroleum) Regulations 1962—

(a) to possess, offer for sale, or store in excess of 10 gallons

(45 litres) of, or to use a portable tank for the transportation of,

dangerous petroleum $270.00

(b) to maintain or operate an installation for bulk storage of

petroleum gases $610.00

(c) to possess and offer for sale ordinary petroleum in excess of

275 gallons (1250 litres) save that no further fee shall be required

from the holder of a subsisting permit or licence issued under

sub-paragraph (a) $100.00

(2) In respect of the Building Authority (Elevators and Lifts)

Regulations 1962—

(a) issuing a permit to operate—

(i) a passenger elevator or escalator $360.00

(ii) a freight elevator or service elevator $280.00

(iii) a dumbwaiter $140.00

(iv) an amusement device $280.00

(b) reissuing a permit referred to in sub-paragraph (a) $30.00

(c) Re-inspection of works $80.00

(d) In all cases where the elevator is installed and operated prior

to the issue of the required permits listed above, an additional

fee will be charged $420.00

(3) Issuing a licence under the Building Authority (Public Buildings)

Regulations 1962 to use a building outside a municipal area as a

theatre, cinema, dance hall, concert hall or for any other public

exhibition, entertainment or performance—

(a) full licence $280.00

(b) occasional licence $90.00

Head 11

Care and Protection of Animals Act 1975

Granting a licence under regulation 3(2) of the Care and Protection of

Animals (Commercial Horse Stables) Regulations 1988, to keep a

commercial horse stable—

(a) with 4 horses or fewer $187.00

(b) with more than 4, but not more than 20 horses $441.00

(c) with more than 20 horses $882.00

Head 12

Children Act 1998

(1) Inspecting an order or judgment confirming parentage which has

been filed with the Registrar General pursuant to section 18L $16.00

(2) Obtaining a certified copy of an order or judgment filed with the

Registrar General pursuant to section 18L $32.00

(3) Issuing or renewing a licence under section 68(3) to operate a day

care that has—

(a) no more than 15 children $64.00

(b) 16 to 30 children $128.00

(c) more than 30 children $191.00

(4) Issuing a certificate of registration under section 76(4) to—

(a) a person in charge of a day care centre $13.00

(b) a deputy person in charge of a day care centre $13.00

(c) any other day care provider $8.00