Fees and charges
Building regulation fees for new dwellings
There are three sets of charges for new dwellings - plan fee, site inspection fee and building notice fee, as illustrated in the example table below.
The charges are based on the number of homes being built and the different design types for each dwelling.
|Number of dwellings||Full plans||Building notice fee||Total payable (Inc VAT)|
|Plan fee||Inspection fee|
|1 detached dwelling||£336||£478.80||£156||£970.80|
|2 detached dwellings||£345.60||£817.20||£208.80||£1,371.60|
|3 detached dwellings||£355.20||£1,125.60||£244.80||£1,725.60|
Example: If you are building one detached house, the total fee payable would be £970.80.
You can download the new dwelling charges which outlines the fees for up to 6 dwellings and 3 different house types (detached, semi, terraced), but we advise you to get in touch for larger developments, as outlined below.
Large or complex developments
For larger developments of more than 6 dwellings, fees may be negotiable. This includes where there are more than 6 house or flat types, or where the floor area of individual dwellings exceed 500m2. Please get in touch so we can assess the charge.
You can email email@example.com detailing the proposed work 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Kevin Leary, Principal Plan Examiner: Phone 0151 233 0336 or email email@example.com.
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 application reference or invoice number or your name and address if you've sent a paper application.