Do I have to pay a fee each time the inspector calls?



For a particular Full Plans application the inspection charge becomes payable after the Building Control Surveyor has made the first inspection. The Council will invoice you for the fee shortly after you start work. The amount you pay is determined when you make the application based on the Charge Scheme criteria for the nature of the work involved. This part of the total fee covers all inspections. However, should the construction works last more than 12 months, we do reserve the right to make a supplementary charge. Please see our Charges and Fees.

If you make a Building Notice application, the total charge includes the fee for all inspections.

This advice relates solely to Building Control Opens in a new window matters and you should consult the planning pages of the website or the planning portal Opens in a new window website for advice on planning matters.