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.

Standard charges

Ground floor, single storey, two storey, 1st floor additional storey extensions and loft conversions, garages and detached buildings
 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
3 Over 40m2 £230 £470 £700 £910
4 Garages, detached buildings more than 30m2 and garage/basement conversions £130 £260 £390 £480
Underpinning, structural alterations, internal alterations, renovation of walls or floors, roof replacement and drainage
 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
Window replacement, electrics, heating and insulation
 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 building.control@liverpool.gov.uk 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:

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.


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:


If you're paying an application fee, you'll need your application reference number.

Pay application fee  

If you're paying an invoice, you'll need your invoice number.

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.