Fees and payments

Plan fee

This is paid after you have completed a full plans application, and covers our costs in administering the application and checking your plans and specifications.

Inspection fee

This is payable after the first inspection has been made on a full plans application. The cost covers visiting the site, inspecting the work and issuing a completion certificate.

Building notice fee

This is payable when the building notice is given to us. This charge covers site inspections and any design checking.

Already started work (regularisation) fee

This must be paid when you have completed a regularisation application for unauthorised work. The charge covers all administration, site checks and inspections. Fees are not payable when work is carried out to buildings which have specific facilities added to support disabled people.

What does it cost?

We charge different fees depending on whether the work is residential or commercial. VAT is payable on all charges except if you have already started work (regularisation charges).

View an overview of our fees and charges: effective from 1 April 2024


This applies to domestic buildings, including new builds and extensions. 

View residential fees: effective from 1 April 2024


This applies to all non domestic buildings. 

View commercial fees: effective from 1 April 2024


If your proposed building work does not fit into either of the above categories we can provide you with a quote for an individual fee to cover plans and inspections.

Request quote for individual fee 

Building control payments

Pay online

To pay online, follow these steps:

  1. Visit our 24-hour online payment system managed by Capita.
  2. Click on the link for 'planning and other payments', which will take you to another window.
  3. From the drop down menu, select 'planning'.
  4. Another drop down menu will appear, select 'building regs' and complete the eform.
  5. Please add your application number in the 'message box' at the end of the eform.

Pay by phone

To complete your application and payment by phone, please have your payment card ready and phone 01483 743 841. 

Phone payments can be made Monday to Friday, from 9am to 4.30pm.

Once your payment has been processed, you will receive an acknowledgement email or letter in the post and your payment receipt.