- Plan and Inspection fees - for Full Plans applications only
- Building Notice fees - for Building Notice applications only
- Regularisation fees - for Regularisation applications only
This is paid on the deposit of a Full Plans application. This charge covers our costs in administering the application and checking your plans and specifications.
This is payable after the first inspection has been made on a Full Plans application. We will issue an invoice for this. The charge covers our costs in visiting the site, inspecting the work and issuing a completion certificate.
Building Notice fee
This is payable when the Notice is deposited with us. This charge covers all our work involved with your project including the site inspections and any design checking.
This must be paid when you deposit a Regularisation application for unauthorised work. The charge covers all administration, checking and site inspections.
Fees are not payable where the work is solely to provide access to, facilities in or extension of, existing buildings for people with disabilities.
This means a reasonable estimate that would be charged by a professional builder excluding professional fees and VAT for the work to each building. It is not a DIY cost and we reserve the right to challenge any estimate that we do not consider appropriate. For commercial applications with more than one building, the cost of each building should be stated and the charge calculated for each building separately.
Certain fees are based on floor area. This means the floor area calculated by measuring the distance between the finished internal faces of the walls enclosing the area. If there is no enclosing wall, the measurement should be taken to the outermost edge of the floor.
There are several options you can use to pay for your Building Control fees or documents.
- By Chip and PIN using a debit or credit card at the Life Centre, The Wiend, Wigan WN1 1NH
- Online Payment
- By cheque. You must post your cheque to Places Directorate, Wigan Council, PO Box, Wigan, WN1 3DS. All cheques need to be made payable to Wigan Council.
Please note - Wigan Council no longer accepts cash payments.
Revised Building Regulation charges (including VAT at 20%) were introduced on 4 January 2011.
Value Added Tax: VAT is payable on all charges except Regularisation charges and is included in the following leaflets at 20%
If you are unsure about the fee for your building work, please contact our Building Control office. We will be pleased to help.
Whilst every care has been taken in compiling this information we cannot accept responsibility for any inaccuracies.