Fees and charges
Fees for domestic extensions and alterations
There is a 50% reduction for categories 4 to 10 if the work is carried out at the same time as any work listed in categories 1 to 3.
Exemptions for disabled people
If work is to provide access or facilities in an existing building, or is an extension to store medical equipment or provide medical treatment for a disabled person, no charge is payable. Your application must be supported by appropriate evidence in order to claim this exemption.
|Category||Total floor area||Full plans application (Inc VAT)||Building notice charge (Inc VAT)||Regularisation (VAT exempt)|
|Plan charge||Inspection charge|
|1||Less than 10m2||£130||£260||£390||£480|
|2||Between 10m2 and 40m2||£170||£330||£500||£665|
|4||Garages, detached buildings more than 30m2 and garage/basement conversions||£130||£260||£390||£480|
|Category||Construction value||Full plans application (Inc VAT)||Building notice charge (Inc VAT)||Regularisation (VAT exempt)|
|Cost of building work, excluding architect and engineer fees||Plan charge||Inspection charge|
|5||Construction value up to £2,000||£225||Included in plan charge||£225||£325|
|6||Construction value between £2,001 and £5,000||£325||Included in plan charge||£325||£395|
|7||Construction value between £5,001 and £10,000||£180||£180||£450||£450|
|8||Construction value between £10,001 and £20,000||£180||£270||£540||£540|
|Category||Type of work||Application charge (Inc VAT)||Regularisation (VAT exempt)|
|9||Window replacement (10 units or less) if not FENSA registered||£135||£210|
|10||Window replacement (more than 10 units) if not FENSA registered||£255||£330|
|11||Boiler, wood burner, oil, coal or gas fire when not installed by a registered competent person||£115||£190|
|12||Cavity wall insulation when not installed by a registered competent person||£20||£20|
|13||Electrical work carried out by a person who is not a registered Part P competent person||£450 (reduced to £180 if you have a BS7671 certificate)||£540|
Other works or works over £20,000
If the work being carried out is not listed in the table above or the estimated cost is over £20,000 please email firstname.lastname@example.org detailing the proposed work and its construction value and we will contact you within one working day. You can also contact the following officers between 8.30am-4.45pm Monday to Friday:
- Greg Allen, Building Control Manager: Phone 0151 233 0339 or email email@example.com.
- Kevin Leary, Principal Plan Examiner: Phone 0151 233 0336 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional site visits
Charges are based on a maximum of 10 site inspections. Not all work will require this many inspections but if more than 10 inspections are required we may make an additional charge based upon an hourly rate.
Where invoices are issued we expect payment within 28 days. If debt recovery exceeds 60 days a default charge for recovery of £125 will be applied in addition to the outstanding amount.
Completion inspections after 12 months
There will be an additional charge of £75 for completion inspections where 12 months have passed since the previous inspection.
How to pay
Once you've submitted your building regulations application, you can pay your fee or invoice:
You will need your application reference or invoice number if paying online. Select 'Building Control' from the left, and follow the onscreen instructions to make your payment. If you're paying an invoice, select 'Pay an invoice'.
Over the phone
You can pay over the phone with a debit or credit card by calling 0151 233 3021, quoting your online application reference number or your name and address if you've sent a paper application.