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In order to obtain Building Regulations approval, an application will need to be made and the relevant fee paid. For details of Building Control charges, please refer to the guidance notes below.

When are the fees payable?

If you use a Building Notice Application the fee is payable at the time of submission.

If you use a Full Plans Application, the fee is generally split into a plan fee and an inspection fee.

The Plan fee should be provided when the application is submitted

The Inspection fee will be invoiced following commencement of the works and a visit by an officer – this is a one off fee for all reasonable visits required to assess compliance

If you use a regularisation application the fee is payable at the time of submission

Further information on applications can be found on the [ Making an application ] webpage.

When can I commence site works?

You are required by law to have a registered application prior to commencement of works.

If you submit a Building Notice application you must wait 48 hours before commencement.

If you submit a Full Plans application and it is registered, you are legally entitled to commence the works, however all works undertaken prior to Determination of the application are entirely at your own risk.

You should always notify the Building Control Service for site inspections at all appropriate times.

Fee Exempt Works

Works to an existing dwelling that are solely for the benefit of a disabled person are generally fee exempt. You are advised to contact the building control service to verify that your scheme is fee exempt

  • Planning Help Desk
    Building Control, Planning and Economic Development, Directorate of Place, 4 Ednam Road, Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 1HL

    Building Control - Request a Site Inspection

    Contact Building Control

    Telephone: 01384 814136
    Out of Hours Telephone: 01384 814136 (24 hours)

  • Monday to Friday, 8:45 am to 5:00pm, please note that the offices are closed at weekends and Bank Holidays.