Manchester City Council

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Planning & regeneration Building regulations charges

The charges we apply for Building Regulations applications are individually determined. This means each charge is calculated on a case-by-case basis.

To help us provide the best possible price for your scheme you can ask for a quote online and we will contact you within 24 hours.

Alternatively call us on 0161 234 4490 between 8.30am and 4pm Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays).

Please supply as much information in the form as possible, ideally the information should be on plans that you can include in the form. Information that will help us to calculate your charge includes:

  • Type of work - for example: a new building, an extension, alterations etc
  • A description of the work and/or size of the building or extension - for example floor area and numbers of floors
  • Any special features or methods of construction
  • Any parts of the work that a competent person scheme installer might be responsible for

We welcome early involvement, particularly on larger projects, prior to the formal deposit of a Building Regulations application to provide maximum assistance to achieve rapid approval of your scheme.

Our scheme of charges provides information on how the council sets its building regulations charges - the scheme does not contain any tables or lists of charges - if you require a charge quotation please either phone or send us an email request.

Payment of Charges

Plan Charge

  • This charge is payable at the time of submitting the application - and is for the compliance assessment of the plans.

Inspection Charge

  • The inspection charge is payable after the first inspection made by one of our Building Control surveyors. The applicant will be invoiced for the charge, which will cover the number of inspections considered reasonable and necessary for the work involved.

Building Notice Charge

  • This charge is payable when you submit your application.

Regularisation Certificate Charge

  • This charge is payable when you submit your application.
  • There is no VAT attached to this charge.

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