Publication scheme

A guide to accessing information

Below is the type of information we routinely make available, how and where to get it and if there is a charge. If there isn't a fixed price with the information, the following charges apply:

  • providing paper copies of any information listed in this guide, downloaded from our website or by a request
    • A4 or A5 size, black and white - £0.10 per sheet
    • larger sizes, colour prints, maps and acetates - £1.00 per sheet
  • translating information into other languages - price on application
  • converting to other formats - price on application
  • special delivery or courier - price on application

We waive the right to issue a fees notice if the total cost is less than £5.00. If we have to outsource this service, we will only charge what we are billed.

Financial information about projected and actual income and expenditure, procurement, contracts and financial audit

Financial statements, budgets and variance reports including details of expenditure over £250.

The council's Statement of Accounts

Financial audit reports

The members' allowances scheme (see appendix 7 of Constitution) and the allowances paid under it to councillors each year. This is reported annually to the Selection and Member Services Committee

Staff allowances and expenses

Pay and grading structure

Pay multiplier statement (PDF, 4.2 KB)

Procurement procedures, policies and guidance

Details of contracts currently being tendered

List of contracts awarded and their value (select Kent County Council)

Decision making processes and records of decisions

Timetable of council meetings

Agendas, officers’ reports, background papers and minutes of council committee, sub committee and standing forum meetings

Major policy proposals and decisions

Public consultations

Petitions

Internal communications guidance, criteria used for decision-making, internal instructions, manuals and guidelines are available on request, email freedomofinformation@kent.gov.uk.

Public registers and registers held as public records

The following are available for inspection only

Information about the services the council provides including leaflets, guidance and newsletters

Details of all council services can be found on this website using the search or from our home page.

Information for visitors to the area:

Consumer advice and guidance

Media releases and news

Leaflets, booklets and newsletters and other publications by category:

This table shows prices for chargeable publications, leaflets and information.

Information asset CostContact
The Blue Book (Kent County Council's employment terms and conditions)
Commercial value £50,000.
£125 - paper
Free - pdf file
£5000 for licence to re-use commercially
freedomofinformation@kent.gov.uk
Superannuation fund report and accounts £12 - paper
Free - pdf file
freedomofinformation@kent.gov.uk
Legal documents - for example section 38 agreements and deeds £25 - £90 depending on size and format freedomofinformation@kent.gov.uk
Select list of approved contractors £2000 property.enquiries@kent.gov.uk
Statement of accounts £12 - paper
Free - pdf file
council.tax@kent.gov.uk
Common land and village green searches £10 per search land.searches@kent.gov.uk
Definitive map order claims £5 per photocopy prow@kent.gov.uk
Diversion orders £5 per photocopy prow@kent.gov.uk
Legal event orders £5 per photocopy prow@kent.gov.uk
Extinguishment orders £5 per photocopy prow@kent.gov.uk
Creation orders £5 per photocopy prow@kent.gov.uk
Creation agreements £5 per photocopy prow@kent.gov.uk
Extracts from the claim register £5 per photocopy prow@kent.gov.uk
Extracts from the definitive maps £10 - A4 photocopy
£20 - A3 photocopy
prow@kent.gov.uk
Extracts from the parish, draft, provisional maps and draft revised maps £10 - A4 photocopy
£20 - A3 photocopy
prow@kent.gov.uk
Information contained in the definitive map claims (WCA Section 53) files Photocopying costs prow@kent.gov.uk
WCA Section 53 Claims Schedule, the Section 31 (6) deposits schedule Photocopying costs prow@kent.gov.uk
Photocopy extracts of anything contained within Section 31 (6) deposit file Photocopying costs prow@kent.gov.uk
Village green maps and common land maps £20 per extract prow@kent.gov.uk
One day self service digital camera licence £10 available at Kent History and Library Centre
Historic environment record £65 per hour or part hour for commercial enquiries MS-Word, Access, GIS shapefile, Excel, Hard copy.
A priority search can be carried out within 2 working days for £140 per hour.
This service is dependent on staff availability and must be agreed with the Historic Environment Record team in advance.
heritageconservation@kent.gov.uk
Listed building information MS-Word, Access, GIS shapefile, Excel, Hard copy.
A priority search can be carried out within 2 working days for £140 per hour.
This service is dependent on staff availability and must be agreed with the Historic Environment Record team in advance.
heritageconservation@kent.gov.uk
Sections of archaeological reports (including towns survey reports) £65 per hour or part hour for commercial enquiries
Paper, PDF where available.
A priority search can be carried out within 2 working days for £140 per hour.
This service is dependent on staff availability and must be agreed with the Historic Environment Record team in advance.
heritageconservation@kent.gov.uk
Printouts of GIS data including historic mapping £65 per hour or part hour for commercial enquiries Paper copy.
A priority search can be carried out within 2 working days for £140 per hour.
This service is dependent on staff availability and must be agreed with the Historic Environment Record team in advance.
heritageconservation@kent.gov.uk
Scheduled monuments £65 per hour or part hour for commercial enquiries Paper, GIS shapefile
A priority search can be carried out within 2 working days for £140 per hour.
This service is dependent on staff availability and must be agreed with the Historic Environment Record team in advance.
heritageconservation@kent.gov.uk
Historic parks and gardens £65 per hour or part hour for commercial enquiries
Paper, GIS shapefile
A priority search can be carried out within 2 working days for £140 per hour.
This service is dependent on staff availability and must be agreed with the Historic Environment Record team in advance.
heritageconservation@kent.gov.uk
Historic landscape characterisation £65 per hour or part hour for commercial enquiries GIS shapefile, PDF reports
A priority search can be carried out within 2 working days for £140 per hour.
This service is dependent on staff availability and must be agreed with the Historic Environment Record team in advance.
heritageconservation@kent.gov.uk
Areas of archaelogical potential £65 per hour or part hour for commercial enquiries
GIS shapefile
A priority search can be carried out within 2 working days for £140 per hour.
This service is dependent on staff availability and must be agreed with the Historic Environment Record team in advance
heritageconservation@kent.gov.uk
Crop marks £65 per hour or part hour for commercial enquiries
GIS shapefile
A priority search can be carried out within 2 working days for £140 per hour.
This service is dependent on staff availability and must be agreed with the Historic Environment Record team in advance.
heritageconservation@kent.gov.uk
1999 aerial photographs £65 per hour or part hour for commercial enquiries
TIF file
A priority search can be carried out within 2 working days for £140 per hour.
This service is dependent on staff availability and must be agreed with the Historic Environment Record team in advance.
heritageconservation@kent.gov.uk
Landscape assessment - Romney Marsh £30 photocopy environment.waste@kent.gov.uk
Landscape assessment - North East Kent £30 photocopy environment.waste@kent.gov.uk
Landscape assessment - North West Kent £30 photocopy environment.waste@kent.gov.uk
Landscape assessment - Greensand Belt £30 photocopy environment.waste@kent.gov.uk
Landscape assessment - The Eastern Swale Marshes and the Eastern Fruit Belt £20 photocopy environment.waste@kent.gov.uk
Landscape assessment - The Low Weald £20 photocopy environment.waste@kent.gov.uk
Landscape assessment - The High Weald £8 photocopy environment.waste@kent.gov.uk
Landscape assessment - The Kent Downs £8 photocopy environment.waste@kent.gov.uk
Landscape assessment - The Kent Thames Gateway £40 photocopy environment.waste@kent.gov.uk
Maps and guides including parish path maps £1 explorekent@kent.gov.uk
An Archaeological Framework for the Greater Thames Estuary £5 heritageconservation@kent.gov.uk
Aspects of Archaeology in the Planarch £3 heritageconservation@kent.gov.uk
County park season ticket £40 windscreen sticker kentcountryparks@kent.gov.uk
Educational Psychology 'A Pocket Full of Posies' dealing with death and sudden loss in schools. £50 plus postage and packaging (CD-ROM) dpfoi.cfe@kent.gov.uk
Early Years and Childcare Unit-Children's centre participation toolkit £100  Partnership Development Officer, Early Years and Childcare Unit, Oakwood House, Oakwood Park, Maidstone, ME16 8AE.