The legal aspects of processing a faculty incur a legal charge. The parish is normally liable for this charge but the Diocese will pay where the faculty relates to work primarily involving fabric repairs or disabled access improvements.
There are two rates depending on whether a particular faculty has to be referred to the Archdeacon or the Diocesan Chancellor. The fees in 2013 are as follows:
An additional Correspondence Fee may be levied if the Registrar or Chancellor are required to undertake significant additional work on any given faculty application over and above what is normally required. For example:
- where public notices generate objections, or
- where a parish requests an Interim Licence for undertaking work ahead of the normal faculty process, or
- large re-ordering schemes.