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Building control fees

The building regulation charges

Please see the guidance notes below for the building regulation charges for any future project.

Fees Guidance Note 1 - New build housing168.17KB
Fees Guidance Note 2 - Domestic extensions and alterations176.35KB
Fees Guidance Note 3 - Non-domestic new build, extensions and alterations174.14KB

Building Control charges have changed

With effect from 1 October 2017 there is a new schedule of charges in operation.

Details of the new scheme are detailed in the Fees Guidance Notes above.

For more information please contact:

Building Control
Development Services
Economic Regeneration
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.

Miscellaneous charges
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  £4.14
A1 £2.97
A2   £1.18
Personal land searches/property enquiries£66.00 including VAT per hour for structured search for information

Safety at sports grounds

Renewal of safety certificate£237
Scaffold and  hoarding licences£60

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