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Building control fees

Building regulation charges

For the building regulation charges for any future project, see:

New build housing fees (guidance note 1)134.36KB
Domestic extension and alterations fees (guidance note 2)141.67KB
Non-domestic new build, extensions and alterations fees (guidance note 3)140.06KB

For more information, contact:

Building Control
Development Services
Regeneration and Environment
Town Hall and Civic Offices
South Shields
Tyne and Wear
NE33 2RL

Phone: 0191 424 7436

Which charge will I pay?

  • For a full plans application, you will pay the application charge
  • For a building notice application, you will pay the building notice charge
  • Where works have already began, you will pay the regularisation charge

A cheque to cover the relevant charge should be submitted with each application. This should be made payable to South Tyneside Council.

Other charges

Other charges apply for additional services and documentation, such as extra copies of decision notices and completion certificates.

Area of work


Decision notice/copy completion certificates£6.00 including VAT
General photocopying11p per sheet (up to £5 maximum)

Copy plans black and white

A0  £4.57
A1 £3.35
A2   £1.33
Personal land searches/property enquiries£46.00 including VAT per hour for structured search for information

Safety at sports grounds

Renewal of safety certificate£266
Scaffold and  hoarding licences£60

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