More than 600 officers were deployed to keep order
The cost to Stoke-on-Trent City Council of last month's English Defence League (EDL) rally has been estimated at more than £10,000.
Three people were charged with racially or religiously-aggravated disorder offences following the event on Saturday, 23 January.
Stoke-on-Trent City Council said the bulk of its costs were managing the roads on the day, at more than £8,000.
The costs to Staffordshire Police are expected to be much higher.
About 1,500 EDL supporters protested against Islamic extremism in the Hanley area. Unite Against Fascism held a counter rally.
Seventeen EDL protesters were arrested.
Staffordshire Police said more than 600 officers had been deployed to ensure public safety.