Building Control Charges

A guide to our Building Control fees and charges.

Building Control Fees

Our fees depend on what type of work you're doing - please refer to the fee tables below. Guidance notes and further explanatory notes can be found towards the bottom of this page.

Full Plans applications are charged in two stages:

1. Plan check charge - this is payable immediately after you have submitted your application to us. Payment can be made by cheque payable to Lewes District Council, or by credit/debit card by calling us on 01273 471600, option 1, extension 8349. This charge is for us to check and approve your plans.

2. Inspection charge - this will be invoiced following commencement of works and after we've made our first site inspection. We will send you a single invoice which covers all site inspections. 

Building Notice applications:

A single fee is payable which covers all site inspections. This is payable immediately after you have submitted your application to us. Payment can be made by cheque payable to Lewes District Council, or by credit/debit card by calling us on 01273 471600, option 1, extension 8349.

If you have any queries, please email us at building.control@lewes.gov.uk or contact us online 

Other Charges

We may be able to provide copies of approvals and completion certificates (where available). Find out how much we charge for these services.