Building control fees


  1. Building regulation charges
  2. Charges you will pay
  3. Other charges

Building regulation charges

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

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

Charges you will 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.

  • Decision notice / copy completion certificates: £7 inlcuding VAT
  • General photocopying: 12p per sheet (up to £5 maximum)
  • Copy plans black and white (A0): £5.44
  • Copy plans black and white (A1): £3.81
  • Copy plans black and white (A2): £1.52
  • Personal land searches / property enquiries: £52 including VAT per hour for structured search for information
  • Safety at sports ground - renewal of safety certificate: £350
  • Safety at sports ground - transfer: £62
  • Demolition notice - £120
  • Scaffold and hoarding licences: £70