Fees and payments - building control

From 1st April 2024 the scheme of charges for Building Regulations applications was revised.

Applications should be submitted at least 48 hours before work is begun using the Full Plans or Building Notice application forms.

Full Plans applications are charged in two stages, plan fee and inspection fee. The plan fee is due when your application is submitted along with detailed plans and construction specifications of the work to be undertaken. The inspection fee is invoiced after the 1st inspection takes place.

Building Notice fees are charged as a single payment when your application is submitted.

For complex domestic projects, domestic projects consisting of multiple elements of work, or any commercial projects please contact the building control team with details of your scheme so we can assess and provide you with a fee for your Building Regulations application.


See the price lists:

What fees are covered?
FeeWhen fee must be paid

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.

How to pay

  • Pay online
  • Pay at Wigan Life Centre (card payments only).

VAT is payable on all charges except if you have already started work (regularisation charges).

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