To find the fee for our Building Control services, use our fee calculator. 

You should call us on 01275 884550 to discuss the fee if your scheme is for:

  • 11 or more dwellings
  • has an estimated cost of £110,000 or more
  • has a floor area of 300 square meters or more
  • a mix of building work, where more than one charge applies (a ‘combined fee’)
  • a regularisation application (works already commenced/completed)

High Risk Buildings (HRBs) - our hourly rate to undertake work on behalf of the Building Safety Regulator is £75.

You can pay combined fees using our application forms. When prompted, state that you know the amount to be paid and then manually add the amount to the form.

How to pay

If you don’t use our online forms, the fee can be paid using any of the following options:

  • by using our pay form and selecting ‘Building control fee’
  • by calling us on 01275 884550
  • by cheque, made payable to North Somerset Council

Supplementary charges

Under Regulation 11(4), if the amount of work undertaken by the Building Control team is substantially more than that which was estimated when the charge was determined, then a further supplementary charge may be raised.

Other charges

Reopening archived files - £100

Requests requiring research of Building Control records - £88     

Copy of Completion Certificate - £17

Data and privacy

We are registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office for the purposes of processing personal data, which we do in accordance with EU and UK data protection law. 

For details of how we do this in the Building Control service please see our privacy statement.

If you have any concerns about how your personal data is handled, email the Data Protection Officer at DPO@n-somerset.gov.uk.