Building control

Make an application

To apply, you can either:

Partner applications

Partner applications can be submitted through the Local Application Partnership Scheme.

What are the charges?

We set the building control charges. For general building work and loft conversions the charge is based on the cost of that work. For work such as extensions there is a fixed charge.

The quoted charges are for guidance only. The actual charge will be individually assessed for each project. You should pay the quoted charge when you make your application and we will advise you of any variation as soon as possible. The charge may increase or decrease based on the outcome of the assessment. We may also make additional charges if extra inspections or other work are required.

View the charges.

When is payment due?

When making a full plans application you need to pay 40% of the total charge when you apply. After the first site visit, you will be invoiced 60% for the inspection charge. We can arrange stage payments for larger projects.

When making a building notice application the whole fee is due when the application is made. The application is invalid until we receive the payment.

There is a surcharge if you pay by credit card. 1.4% for personal cards and 1.9% for business cards. There is no extra charge for debit cards or other forms of payment.

Make a payment

If you have submitted a building control application you can make a debit or credit card payment using our online payment facility.

You will need to provide the site address, payment amount and building control reference number which is X4612 8161.