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Fees and Charges

The amount you’ll have to pay depends on the type of work you’re going to do, but the total will be the same whether it’s a full plan or a building notice application. Download the PDFs below for information on applicable charges.

For some extensions and non-domestic work a submission of estimated costs for the works will be needed to value the project. These estimates should be based on a commercial value for completing the work rather than an actual cost (which might sometimes be less due to say an applicant undertaking part of the works him/herself).

The submitted estimate of works will be checked against independently published tables (prepared by the RICS) based on costs per square metre of floor area. Any differences found when checks are made will be discussed with the Applicant or Agent at the time of registration.

In the case of a full plans application, a proportion of the costs are paid when the plans are deposited and the remainder becomes due when works start on site. For Building Notices, the full charge is due when the notice is submitted. However, irrespective of the type of application, the total cost will be the same.

Details of the fee applicable to your project can be discussed with the Building Control Surveyors before making an application.

For estimated costs above £50,000 and £100,000 please contact the Building Control team.

On large or multiple housing projects, the inspection charge on a full plans application can be arranged so that payments can be spread over an agreed period or, divided by the number of plots within an application and raised on commencement of each plot.

Apply by visiting the Building Regulation approval application page.

Last updated 15 November 2019
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