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Fees and payment

What fees are covered?

FeeWhen fee must be paid
Plan feeThis 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 feeThis 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 feeThis 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. This charge covers all administration, site checks and inspections.

Fee exemptionFees may not be payable when work is carried out to buildings which have specific facilities added to support disabled people.

Guidance Notes 1 - Building Regulation charges - new build housing

Guidance Notes 2 - Building Regulation charge - domestic extensions and alterations

Guidance Notes 3 - Building Regulations charges - non domestic new build and extensions

Building Control published account

With effect from 8 April 2019 Sunderland City Council Building Control are replacing the current charging scheme applicable to Building Regulation applications by the authority of The Building (Local Authority Charges) Regulations 2010. Building Regulation Charges are charged for the service of checking plans of building work and inspecting building work, controlled under The Building Regulations. These charges are not discretionary and are applied to all work. The report containing the new scheme for the recovery of Building Regulation charges and associated matters can be viewed in person at:

Building Control Section, Sunderland Civic Centre, Burdon Road, Sunderland, SR2 7DN

Apply for building regulations

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