The Building (Local Authority Charges) Regulations 2010
Building Control Fees and Charges Increase Scheduled for the 1 April 2021
Please take note that the Council's Building Control section will be increasing its standard fees and charges for all domestic and non-domestic works with effect from the 1 April 2021.
A copy of these revised fees and charges will be available to view on the Council's website from the 1 April 2021 and will replace any other fees and charges previously used or listed.
Any persons wishing to make enquiries about these proposed fee increases should address these enquiries in the first instance using the contact form below.
Fees and Charges
The amount you’ll have to pay depends on the type of work you’re going to do, but the total will be the same whether it’s a full plan or a building notice application. Download the PDFs below for information on applicable charges.
For some extensions and non-domestic work a submission of estimated costs for the works will be needed to value the project. These estimates should be based on a commercial value for completing the work rather than an actual cost (which might sometimes be less due to say an applicant undertaking part of the works him/herself).
The submitted estimate of works will be checked against independently published tables (prepared by the RICS) based on costs per square metre of floor area. Any differences found when checks are made will be discussed with the Applicant or Agent at the time of registration.
In the case of a full plans application, a proportion of the costs are paid when the plans are deposited and the remainder becomes due when works start on site. For Building Notices, the full charge is due when the notice is submitted. However, irrespective of the type of application, the total cost will be the same.
Details of the fee applicable to your project can be discussed with the Building Control Surveyors before making an application.
For estimated costs above £50,000 and £100,000 please contact the Building Control team.
On large or multiple housing projects, the inspection charge on a full plans application can be arranged so that payments can be spread over an agreed period or, divided by the number of plots within an application and raised on commencement of each plot.
We recommend using our online application process wherever possible; however, should you prefer to submit a paper form by email or post, please use the links below.
- For the submission of a Building Regulations Full Plans Application;
- For the submission of a Building Notice;
- For the submission of a Regularisation application;
- For giving notice of demolition under section 80 of The Building Act 1984;
- For the application of a street number and/or name;
- For the Cancellation of a Private Building Inspector;
- Adopted Street Numbering and Naming Protocol
- A guide to extending your home
- The LABC Leicestershire & Rutland Guide to converting your property
- Guidance on common domestic buildings that may be exempt under the Building Regulations.
- Guidance on the requirements for domestic electrical installations under Approved Document P of Building Regulations.
- Guidance on notification of domestic building works.
- Important Information regarding the adoption of private sewers and lateral drains by water authorities from 1st October 2011
- Guidance on applying and obtaining a Regularisation Certificate.
- Guidance on domestic smoke and heat alarms.
- Guidance on foundations close to trees.
Guidance on roof space conversions.
- Guidance on the re-covering of existing roofs.
- Guidance on the renovation of a thermal element
- Guidance on replacement of windows, doors and roof lights.
Leaflets produced by the Department of Communities and Local Government
- Guidance on building works, replacements and repairs to your home.
- A brief guide to Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs).
- A builders guide to Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) and new homes.
- A guide to safe garden wall construction
- Information regarding building near public sewers
- A brochure detailing the Local Authority Building Control (LABC) warranty schemes and products.
- A brochure detailing the Local Authority Building Control (LABC) registered details scheme.
Last updated: Monday, 29 March 2021 10:59 am