Metal detectors

Chesterfield Borough Council permits the use of metal detectors on some land in their ownership.

You will need permission from the council and to pay the annual administration charge of £30.

This charge should be submitted with your application (cheques should be made payable to Chesterfield Borough Council).

Alternatively, your application can be submitted by emailing a completed, signed copy of the agreement to and calling 01246 345345 to provide payment, or by handing in the application at the customer service centre and making payment there.

An agreement will then be forwarded on receipt of your application.

If you would like to use council land for your detecting, please fill in and submit an application form.

Please be sure to read the terms and conditions before applying.

If our documents are not accessible to you, you can request a different format here.
Metal Detector Licence Application Form PDF (PDF 516 KB)
Metal Detecting Terms and Conditions PDF (PDF 107 KB)


Last updated on 21/11/2023