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The Building (Prescribed Fees) Regulations (NI) 1997 authorise district councils to charge fees for certain functions prescribed by the 1979 Order. They also establish the level of fees that may be charged, and list any exemption of fees, where applicable.  Payment should be made to Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council.

Fee calculator

Fees for domestic work

New build dwellings 

Single new build domestic dwelling with a floor area of not more than 250m² and no more than three storeys, including any basement level (otherwise the fee is based on an estimated construction cost).  For developments of more than one dwelling please contact us directly.

 Plan fee               

 Inspection fee   

 Regularisation fee

 £90

 £210

 £360

Alterations to existing domestic dwellings like extensions, roof space conversions, garages

Type of work

Plan fee

Inspection fee

Building notice fee

Regularisation fee

Detached garage up to 40m² (less than 30m² is exempt)

 £84 

 0

 -

 £100.80

Extensions up to 20m²

 £120

 0

 £120*

 £144

Extensions 20 - 40m²

 £60

 £120

 -

 £216

Extensions 40 - 60m²

 £72

 £144

 -

 £259.20

Roof space conversion

 £72

 £144

 £216*

 £259.20

Unvented hot water system**

 £60

 0

 £60

 £72

Replacement combustion appliance
including central heating conversions)**

 £72

 0

 £72

 £86.40

Installation or extension of heating system**

 £120

 0

 £120

 £144

Installation of microgeneration technology

 £120

 0

 £120

 £144

Fees for other domestic work, like removing an internal wall or chimney breast, are based on the estimated cost of works. There is no fee payable for cavity wall insulation. Works being carried out for a person with a disability may not carry a fee.  

* You cannot use a Building Notice application for building work to an existing dwelling that increases the floor area of dwelling by more than 10m² or creates a new storey with a floor area of more than 3m².

** If you are making an application for more than one of these works at the same time, then only one fee will be charged - if the works include the installation or extension of a heating system that is the fee that will be charged, otherwise the fee will be that for a replacement combustion appliance.

Fees for non-domestic work

All non-domestic work is based on the estimated cost of the works excluding VAT. The fee is then calculated on a sliding scale.  When fees are based on the estimated cost of the works you will need to submit a written estimate and for works costing over £10,000 a full broken-down estimate is required.

 Estimate

Plan fee

Inspection fee

Building notice fee

Regularisation fee


Up to £2,000


£60


0


£60


 £72

£2,001 - £5,000

£150

0

£150

 £180

£5,001 - £20,000
every £1000 above £6001

£40
add £2.50

 £120
add £7.50

 £160
plan + insp. fees

 £192
(plan + insp. Fees) x120%

Over £20,000 - contact your Building Control Department directly

Non-statutory Fees

These are fees, as listed below, that are charged for items of work that are not detailed under any specific fees legislation. 

Any request for such items should be made in writing either by letter or email.

The schedule may be reviewed at any time depending on changes associated with our service delivery.

 

Non Statutory Charges from 1st April 2020

                                  SERVICE

 

FEE 

Confirmation of ‘Exemption’ from making a Building Control application¹

 

£30.00

Duplicate or Archived Retrieved Copy of Completion Certificate

 

£30.00

Photocopy of original approval or completion certificate requested under FoI/EiR

 

No Charge

Comfort Letter (Completion before 1994) ²

 

£30.00

Additional/Revised stamped set of ‘Approved’ Plans

(where drawings/plans have been provided)

 

£30.00

Confirmation of address letter

 

£30.00

Review of Archived Records

 

£30.00

Legal Enquiries (i.e.Work Stages)

 

£30.00

VAT Exemption Letter (for HMRC)

 

£30.00

Withdrawn application (after validation and before Approval / Notice of Rejection issued or PONE) ³

 

£30.00

Copy of archived drawings / plans (where Review of Archived Records is required the above fee is also applicable)

 

 

A0 size £5.00

A1 size £5.00

 A2 size £3.00 

NOTES:

  1. Some classes of building are exempt from making an application to Council – for further details contact the Building Control Department
  2. A ’comfort’ letter precludes a completion certificate as prior to 1994 Completion Certificates did not exist
  3. A request to withdraw an application if it is still ‘live’ incurs a charge to cover administration costs (PONE is ‘Plans of No Effect’ issued for any application after 3 years if works have not started)

Contact Us

If you would like further information, please contact us at our Limavady Office, 7 Connell Street, Limavady, BT49 0HA.