Fees for building works to non-domestic buildings

Standard charges

Underpinning, structural and internal alterations, renovation, roof, wall or floor replacement, refurbishment, shop frontage, shop fit out, drainage and other 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 value up to £1,000 £204 Included in plan £240 £320
2 Construction work less than £2,000 £348 Included in plan charge £384 £512
3 Construction work between £2,001 and £5,000 £432 Included in plan charge £468 £624
4 Construction work between £5,001 and £10,000 £216 £276 - £656
5 Construction work between £10,001 and £20,000 £264 £384 - £864

Where part B of Schedule 1 to the Building Regulations 2010 (as amended) or the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 applies to the work then a building notice may not be used.

Window replacement, installation of any controlled service or fitting, other alterations
Category Description Full plans application (Inc VAT) Regularisation (VAT exempt)
    Plan charge Inspection charge  
6 Replacement windows up to 10 units £168 Included in plan charge £224
7 Replacement windows 11 to 50 units £288 Included in plan charge £384
8 Replacement windows 51 to 100 units £384 Included in plan charge £512

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 we will provide you with a fee quote. You can also email Phil Smith, Building Control Manager at philip.smith1@liverpool.gov.uk.

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 application reference or invoice number, or your name and address if you've sent a paper application.