Fees and payment
What fees are covered?
|Fee||When 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. This charge covers all administration, site checks and inspections.
|Fee exemption||Fees may not be payable when work is carried out to buildings which have specific facilities added to support disabled people.|
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