Fees and Charges

The Building (Local Authority Charges) Regulations 2010

Building Control Fees and Charges Increase scheduled for the 1 April 2023

Please take note that the Councils we will be increasing its standard fees and charges for all domestic and non-domestic works with effect from the 1 April 2023.

A copy of these revised fees and charges will be available to view on the website from the 1 April 2023 and will replace any other fees charges previously used and listed.

Any persons wishing to make enquiries about these proposed fee increases can contact us.

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 an applicant undertaking parts of the work themselves).

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 difference 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 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 Regulations Approval page.

Last updated 25 April 2023