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Please note that our Building Regulation Fees will change on the 1st April 2020. To find out more please contact 01530 454692 or email

To allow us to work out our fees for your project please complete the Building Regulation Fee Enquiry Sheet (Word Document, 0.1 Mb), or for simple projects, please telephone 01530 454692 between 08:45am and 5:00pm Monday to Friday (except Bank Holidays)

What information do we need?

To enable us to provide you with an accurate charge please provide  wherever possible a plan of the works. If you do not have a plan then we require the following information:

  1. A description of the proposed works
  2. Whether you are submitting a Building Notice or depositing  'full plans' for approval (This is not a type of planning application)
  3. Whether you have appointed a recognised builder, architect, architectural technician or recognised plan drawer, or whether this is a 'DIY' project
  4. Whether you intend to appoint contractors who are registered on one of the many Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) competent person schemes for elements of the work - such as electrics, replacement windows, solid fuel appliances (such as log burners) etc
  5. Anticipated programme of work

Because our charges must reflect the actual time involved in each project, our fees are not fixed for the life of the project.

Please email your request to or contact us on 01530 454692.

We welcome visitors to our office - but please contact us first to make sure someone is available.

Disabled Person Exemption

Please note that if the work is for the sole benefit of a disabled person, e.g. you are providing accommodation that they cannot currently use, for example an accessible bathroom, or wider door openings, etc, then the application may be exempt from the payment of fees.

If this is the case, then we require evidence of that person’s disability, and supporting statement stating the benefit that they will gain from the work being carried out. This can be provided by a GP or other relevant person in regular contact with the disabled person, such as Social Services, NHS, etc.

For more specific advice, please speak to one of the Building Control team on 01530 454692 or email

Why do we charge?

Building Regulation services aren't funded through Council Tax, Business Rates, or general taxation (with the exception of certain works for disabled people).

We're required by law to fully recover our costs of providing the Building Regulation service through charges on a case by case basis.

Our charges have been determined using what we think is a reasonable amount of time we need to put into the project.

In setting the fees we make no allowance for repeated plan checking, carrying out more than one type of inspection (e.g. foundations, drains etc), or for helping your builder understand what he or she needs to do.

Where we incur additional work over and above an additional one hour, we will have to recover our additional costs.

To minimise your costs, we strongly recommend you only appoint people or organisations with the appropriate skills.

Please note our costs amount to more than the officer's time to check plans and be on site. Our charges need to recover all costs including application processing, site inspection preparation, site note recording, travel time, and our internal support costs (HR, accountancy, customer services etc, which are typical of any organisation).

Paying Application Charges

Your application is not legally valid until the correct application charge has been paid. To make payment, you can send us a cheque made out to North West Leicestershire District Council (or NWLDC), but please write the site address and the words "Building Control" on the rear, or we can take a telephone payment between 08:45am-5:00pm Monday-Friday (except Bank Holidays)

Inspection charges

Where an inspection fee is payable you will receive an invoice shortly after the first inspection. You can pay this invoice online.


All of our charges  include VAT at 20% - with the exception of Regularisation charges where no VAT is payable.

In the case of inspection fees, the VAT rate is the rate applicable at the time the invoice is raised, not that applicable at the time the application was deposited.


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