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Fees and payments

Building control fees to pay

Service update: In accordance with the Building (Local Authority Charges) Regulations 2020, notice has been given of changes to the scheme. This broadly represents a five per cent rise in fees and costs to bring these in line with adjoining boroughs.

The new fees and charges will be effective from 5 April 2021.

View the updated Woking charges

Plan fee

This is paid after you have completed a full plans application, and covers our costs in administering the application and checking your plans and specifications.

Inspection fee

This is payable after the first inspection has been made on a full plans application. The cost covers visiting the site, inspecting the work and issuing a completion certificate.

Building notice fee

This is payable when the building notice is given to us. This charge covers site inspections and any design checking.

Already started work (regularisation) fee

This must be paid when you have completed a regularisation application for unauthorised work. The charge covers all administration, site checks and inspections. Fees are not payable when work is carried out to buildings which have specific facilities added to support disabled people.

What does it cost?

We charge different fees depending on whether the work is residential or commercial.


This applies to domestic buildings, including new builds and extensions. 

View residential fees: effective until 4 April 2021

View residential fees: effective from 5 April 2021


This applies to all non domestic buildings. 

View commercial fees: effective until 4 April 2021

View commercial fees: effective from 5 April 2021


If your proposed building work does not fit into either of the above categories we can provide you with a quote for an individual fee to cover plans and inspections.

Request quote for individual fee 

VAT is payable on all charges except if you have already started work (regularisation charges).