Building Warrant Fees

When you make a building warrant application you need to cover costs of dealing with your warrant. The fee for a particular application is based on the estimated value of the works to be carried out. This may be based either on builders' estimates/quotations or on cost figures published by recognised bodies such as the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). No reductions are allowed for DIY elements of the work.

Download building warrant fees table (pdf 115 KB) or use the information below to calculate the required fee for your application:

Charges relating to copying documentation, carrying out research or Letters of Comfort are detailed in our table of charges (pdf 16KB).

Application for building warrant where work has not started

Value of works (£)Warrant fee (£)Value of works (£)Warrant fee (£)
0 - 5,000 100 5,001 - 5,500 115
5,501 - 6,000 130 6,001 - 6,500 145
6,501 - 7,000 160 7,001 - 7,500 175
7,501 - 8,000 190 8,001 - 8,500 205
8,501 - 9,000 220 9,001 - 9,500 235
9,501 - 10,000 250 10,001 - 11,000 265
11,001 - 12,000 280 12,001 - 13,000 295
13,001 - 14,000 310 14,001 - 15,000 325
15,001 - 16,000 340 16,001 - 17,000 355
17,001 - 18,000 370 18,001 - 19,000 385
19,001 - 20,000 400 20,001 - 30,000 460
30,001 - 40,000 520 40,001 - 50,000 580
50,001 - 60,000 640 60,001 - 70,000 700
70,001 - 80,000 760 80,001 - 90,000 820
90,001 - 100,000 880 100,001 - 120,000 980
120,001 - 140,000 1080 140,001 - 160,000 1180
160,001 - 180,000 1280 180,001 - 200,000 1380
200,001 - 220,000 1480 220,001 - 240,000 1580
240,001 - 260,000 1680 260,001 - 280,000 1780
280,001 - 300,000 1880 300,001 - 320,000 1980
320,001 - 340,000 2080 340,001 - 360,000 2180
360,001 - 380,000 2280 380,001 - 400,000 2380
400,001 - 420,000 2480 420,001 - 440,000 2580
440,001 - 460,000 2680 460,001 - 480,000 2780
480,001 -500,000 2880 500,001 - 550,000 3055
550,001 - 600,000 3230 600,001 - 650,000 3405
650,001 - 700,000 3580 700,001 - 750,000 3755
750,001 - 800,000 3930 800,001 - 850,000 4105
850,001 - 900,000 4280 900,001 - 950,000 4455
950,001 - 1,000,000 4630 And for every
100,000 or part
thereof
Add 250

Building warrant for conversion, amendment or extension to building warrant

Building warrant application for conversion
Application for building warrant for conversion only, that is without any building work £100
Building warrant application for demolition only
Application for demolition only, that is where there are no immediate plans for rebuilding £100
Application for amendment to building warrant
Amendment where the new total estimated value is less than the original, or is an increase of no more than £5,000 £50
Amendment where the new total estimated value increases by more than £5,000 The amount for a building warrant of the same value (that is, if the increase is £20,000, the fee will be £400)
Application for an amendment to building warrant for demolition or conversion £50
Application to extend building warrant 
Application to extend the period of validity of a building warrant £50

Late building warrant application

If you make a late application for building warrant, or submit a completion certificate without building warrant obtained when there should have been, the fee is increased by 25%. The additional fee covers the increased difficulty we will have in establishing whether work that is already underway or completed complies with the plans, specifications and other information provided. We will need to inspect the work and we carry out disruptive surveys to establish what has been constructed.

Application for late building warrant where work is already started
Application for a building warrant for the construction of a building or the provision of services, fittings and equipment in connection with a building (whether or not combined with an application for demolition) 125% of the building warrant application fee
Application for building warrant for demolition only £125
Submission of a completion certificate where no building warrant was obtained
Completion certificate for the construction of a building or the provision of services, fittings or equipment (whether or not combined with an application for conversion or for Building Warrant for demolition) 125% of the building warrant application fee
Application for demolition only, or for conversion only £125

Discounted fees for certificates

You can reduce your application fee if you submit certificates of design along with your warrant application (all subject to a maximum discount of 60% of the warrant fee):

  • 10% for each certificate that covers the whole of any section of the functional standards
  • 1% for each certificate covering a single item in any such section, up to a maximum of 5% for any one section

These discounts also apply if you submit a late application for warrant or a late completion certificate, with the discount applied to the whole fee. Discounts also apply to an application for amendment to warrant but only where the increase in the estimated value of works is over £5,000. This may be for a different design scheme or, in the case of staged warrants, may involve a new certificate. The discount is on the amendment fee (which will take into account any increased value of work) and not the original fee.

Exemption for disabled persons

The Fee Regulations state that no fee shall be payable where the purpose of the work to which the application relates is to alter or extend a dwelling to make it more suitable for use by a disabled occupant. This means the exemption is not for disabled people in general. It relates specifically to works to provide facilities for disabled people as defined in the building standards. "Disabled person" means a person with a physical, hearing or sight impairment which affects their mobility or use of buildings.

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