Fees & Charges

Depending on the size of the project, if you are submitting Full Plans, in most cases the fees are lower. This is because we can work systematically from the plans, and don’t need to be on site as much. If you are not submitting full plans to us, you will need a Building Notice instead. These are generally more expensive, because we cannot work from the plans and require more visits on site.

Please contact us to arrange an individual fee assessment, if the fees listed do not cover your project or if you are planning a larger project. Discounts are available for detailed plans and repetitive designs.

If you have made an application or have received an invoice from us please go to this page to make a payment. Select either ‘Building Control’ or ‘Invoice’ from the menu and remember to include any reference numbers you’ve had from us.

All prices include VAT at 20%.

To get a fast quote simply email us at enquiries@southernstaffs-buildingcontrol.co.uk or telephone direct on 0300 111 8035.

Type of workPlan AssessmentInspection FeeTotal Full Plans ProjectTotal Building Notice Project
Garage or carport up to 60m²£366Included£366£366
Garage or carport between 60m² and 100m²£138£420£558£702
Garage or carport over 100m²Fast quoteFast quoteFast quoteFast quote
Extension - the floor area up to 10m²£366Included£366£366
Extension - between 10m² and 40m²£138£420£558£558
Extension -between 40m² and 100m²£183£558£741£918
Extension - over 100m²Fast quoteFast quoteFast quoteFast quote
Loft conversion£195£288£486£606
Garage conversion£318Included£318£318
Other internal alterations carried out at the same time as any of the above items**£96 (*)£96
Replacement windows (up to 4)£90Included£90£90
Replacement windows (5 to 8)£114Included£114£114
Replacement windows (9+)£144Included£144£144

(*) Add fee to Plan Assessment fee where inspection fee is included

Estimated cost of work (£)Plan AssessmentInspection FeeTotal Full Plans ProjectTotal Building Notice Project
0 - 2,000£171Included£171£171
2,001 – 5,000£285Included£285£285
5,001 – 10,000£90£270£360£360
Over 10,000Fast quoteFast quoteFast quoteFast quote
New build dwellings with a total floor area up to 300m2 (price is per dwelling)Plan AssessmentInspection FeeTotal Full Plans ProjectTotal Building Notice Project
2£156 per plot£348 per plot£504 per plotFast quote
3£138 per plot£294 per plot£432 per plotFast quote
4£126 per plot£258 per plot£384 per plotFast quote
5£120 per plot£252 per plot£372 per plotFast quote
6+Fast quoteFast quoteFast quoteFast quote

Consider us part of your team and involve us as early as possible.

Please contact us on 0300 111 8035 (or email us at enquiries@southernstaffs-buildingcontrol.co.uk) if you need a fast quote or if this table does not apply to your work. Every fast quote is based on the time taken to check plans etc. and the number of inspections we expect to carry out.

Large or complex projects submitted as Full Plans have the benefit of a full plan assessment and are dealt with at a lower cost than Building Notices.

Please submit the Plan Assessment or Building Notice fee with the application. Where applicable, we will invoice the inspection fee after commencement of work.

Fees are based on Building Control Charging Scheme and include VAT at 20%. Please make cheques payable to ‘Lichfield District Council’. We also accept debit and card payments.