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Ribble Valley Borough Council

Building Control Service

Guidance Notes for Building Control Fees and Charges


The following provide guidance on charges for Building Regulation applications in Ribble Valley. They are not, however, intended as a substitute for the Ribble Valley Borough Council Scheme of Charges.

Full Plans

This is the most common type of application and involves the submission of detailed plans for approval. A plan charge is payable on deposit of the application and an inspection charge is payable after work has commenced and the first inspection has been made.

Building Notice

This type of application does not involve the submission of detailed plans for approval. It is suitable for domestic applications but cannot be used where the building is a workplace. The Building Notice charge must be paid on deposit of the application with the council.

Exemption for disabled work

Where work is to provide access or facilities in an existing dwelling solely for a disabled person no charge is payable.

Regularisation Charge

The fee for work that has already been carried out will be assessed on an individual basis.

Total Estimated Cost

This means a reasonable estimate of what would be charged by a professional builder to carry out the work (excluding professional fees and VAT).

Multiple Works

Where plans show more than one type of work (i.e. different charge categories) the charge payable is aggregated accordingly.


For certain larger projects the charges may be paid by instalments.


If you have any difficulty please contact the Principal Building Control Surveyor on (01200 414508).

To download the current schedule of charges please follow the link below:-

Building Regulations Application fees from 1st February 2012

Building Regulations Estimated cost form, plus fee schedule 3 from 1st February 2012

From 1st October 2010 a new system of charging will be introduced for the Building Control Department.  To obtain details, please contact Mr Geoff Lawson on 01200 414508.