Building control charges

How much do I pay?

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 plans or a building notice. 

Full plans application

We charge in two stages:
  1. Plan charge - this is payable immediately after you have submitted your application through the Submit-a-Plan website. You can do this online or over the phone. This charge is for us to check and approve the plans.
  2. Inspection charge - this is paid once you start work and we've made our first inspection. We normally send you a single invoice which covers all inspections.  

Building notices

A Building Notice Charge is payable immediately after you have submitted your application through the Submit-a-Plan website.  You can do this online or over the phone. This single payment covers all our checks and site inspections. 

Regularisation applications

regularisation certificate charge is payable immediately after you have submitted your application through the Submit-a-Plan website.  You can do this online or over the phone.  

To calculate the charges which apply to your project, select the appropriate charge type from the menu to the right hand side of this page.

Exemptions, refunds and supplementary charges

Disabled people do not have to pay charges, where the work is providing disabled access or facilities to a building.

In exceptional circumstances, where the amount of work we do is significantly more or less than the original estimate, we’ll either issue a refund or make a supplementary charge.

If you pay a charge but the work isn’t carried out, we’ll consider a refund request looking at the costs we’ve incurred. However, we will have to charge you a minimum administration fee of £50.

When work under the supervision of a private sector building control body reverts to our Building Services control before satisfactory completion, a Reversion Charge is payable which we will individually assess.