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Fees and Charges

How much it costs to apply for Building Control Approval.


  • How much it costs to submit an application
  • What supporting documents you need

The fee depends on the type of application you are submitting.

What application form do you need?

Application Fees 1 April 2022-2023

If you are unsure about the appropriate fee, you should contact us before you submit an application as this can delay the process.

What supporting documents do you need?

Depending on the type of application you intend to submit, there may be additional documents that are required.

Check supporting documents

Planning Permission

Depending on the type of building project, you may also need planning permission

Do you need planning permission?



Apply for building control approval