Fees for building works to non-domestic buildings

Standard charges

Underpinning, structural alterations, internal alterations, renovation, roof, wall or floor replacement, refurbishment, shop frontage, shop fit out, drainage works
Category Description 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    
 1 Construction work less than £2,000 £225 Included in plan charge £325 £325
 2 Construction work between £2,001 and £5,000 £325 Included in plan charge £395 £395
3 Construction work between £5,001 and £10,000 £180 £180 £450 £450
 4 Construction work between £10,001 and £20,000 £180 £270 £540 £540
Window replacement, installation of any controlled service or fitting, other alterations
Category Description Application charge (Inc VAT) Regularisation (VAT exempt)
5 Replacement windows up to 10 units £135 £135
6 Replacement windows 11 to 50 units £255 £255
7 Replacement windows 51 to 100 units £330 £330

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 building.control@liverpool.gov.uk detailing the proposed work and it's commercial 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:

Other charges

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.

Invoices

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:

Online

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'.

Pay online

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.