Building control fees and charges

The charges we apply for building regulations applications are either determined as a standard charge or, for larger schemes, individually determined on a case-by-case basis.

Standard charges

Our standard charges are set out in the building control fees and charges (pdf) guidance note

Individually determined charges

You can ask us for a charge quote for your scheme and we will get back to you within 24 hours.

To request a quote, email us at buildingcontrol@towerhamlets.gov.uk. Please include 'Request for building regulation charge' in the title and provide a description of the intended work. Alternatively, contact us on 020 7364 5009.

Other fees

Dangerous structures

The call-out fees for dangerous structures are provided on the dangerous structures page.

Out of hours inspections

In order to facilitate completion or occupation or to minimise disturbance to building users, arrangements can be made to witness testing of fire and live safety systems out of normal working hours. The following charges apply:

  • Mon-Fri 6-9am and 5-9pm: £70 per hour
  • Mon-Fri 9pm-6am and Sat, Sun and bank holidays: £135 per hour

Non-statutory services

We charge for some non-statutory services, such as providing copies of approval and completion certificates and file retrieval. See more details for document copy requests and file retrieval.

Alternatively, you can view the fees schedule below:

Non statutory fees and charges (pdf)

How to pay

View our building control payment options