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Building Warrant fees

1. Erection, alteration, extension or demolition of a building (whether or not combined with an Application for Warrant for change of use)

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F1. A Building Warrant fee must be paid when the application is submitted. No application will be processed until such time as the correct fees have been paid by the applicant, in accordance with the Building Warrant Fee Structure. Please note that this fee is for lodging the application, not for granting of warrant, and is not refundable.

The fee, before discounts, for lodging a Building Warrant application, other than late Building Warrant applications (see note F7) is shown in the table below.

Value of works (£) Warrant
Fee (£)
Value of works (£) Warrant
Fee (£)
0 - 5,000 100 140,001 - 160,000 1180
5,001 -5,500 115 160,001 - 180,000 1280
5,501 - 6,000 130 180,001 - 200,000 1380
6,001 - 6,500 145 200,001 - 220,000 1480
6,501 - 7,000 160 220,001 - 240,000 1580
7,001 - 7,500 175 240,001 - 260,000 1680
7,501 - 8,000 190 260,001 - 280,000 1780
8,001 - 8,500 205 28,001 - 300,000 1880
8,501 - 9,000 220 300,001 - 320,000 1980
9,001 - 9,500 235 320,001 - 340,000 2080
9,501 - 10,000 250 340,001 - 360,000 2180
10,001 - 11,000 265 360,001 - 380,000 2280
11,001 - 12,000 280 380,001 - 400,000 2380
12,001 - 13,000 295 400,001 - 420,000 2480
13,001 - 14,000 310 420,001 - 440,000 2580
14,001 - 15,000 325 440,001 - 460,000 2680
15,001 - 16,000 340 460,001 - 480,000 2780
16,001 - 17,000 355 480,001 - 500,000 2880
17,001 - 18,000 370 500,001 - 550,000 3055
18,001 - 19,000 385 550,001 - 600,000 3230
19,001 - 20,000 400 600,001 - 650,000 3405
20,001 - 30,000 460 650,001 - 700,000 3580
30,001 - 40,000 520 700,001 - 750,000 3755
40,001 - 50,000 580 750,001 - 800,000 3930
50,001 - 60,000 640 800,001 - 850,000 4105
60,001 - 70,000 700 850,001 - 900,000 4280
70,001 - 80,000 760 900,001 - 950,000 4455
80,001 - 90,000 820 750,001 - 1,000,000 4630
90,001 - 100,000 880 And for every
100,000 or part
thereof over 1 million
Add 250
100,001 - 120,000 980
120,001 - 140,000 1080

F2 Application for Building Warrant for conversion only, see Application Note (d), that is without any building work Fee is £100
F3 Application for demolition only, that is where there are no immediate plans for rebuilding Fee is £100
F4 Application for amendment of Building Warrant Fee is £50
a) where the new total estimated value is less than theoriginal, or is an increase of no more than £5,000–
b) where the new total estimated value increases by more than £5,000 Fee is the amount for a Building Warrant of the same value. That is, if the increase is £20,000, the fee will be £400).
F5 Application for an amendment to Building Warrant for demolition or conversion see Application Note (d) only Fee is £50
F6 Application to extend the period of validity of a Building Warrant Fee is £50
F7 Where a late application for Building Warrant is made, or a Completion Certificate is submitted and there was no Building Warrant obtained when there should have been, the fee is increased by 25%. The additional fee covers the increased difficulty the Council will have in establishing whether work that is already underway or completed complies with the plans, specifications and other information provided. The Council will require to inspect the work and disruptive surveys may be needed to establish what has been constructed. The resulting fees are detailed in F1. and as follows
7.1 Application for late Building Warrant, i.e. where work is already started

a) application for a Building Warrant for the construction of a building or the provision of services, fittings and equipment in connection with a building (whether or not combined with an application for demolition)
Fee is 125% of the fee in table of fees on F1.
b) application for Building Warrant for demolition only Fee is £125
7.2 Submission of a Completion Certificate where no Building Warrant was obtained for
a) the construction of a building or the provision of services, fittings or equipment (whether or not combined with an application for conversion or for Building Warrant for demolition) Fee is the same as for a late application of the same value of works, that is 125% of the fee in table of fees in F1.
b) application for demolition only, or for conversion only Fee is £125
F8

Discounts for Certificates of Design / Construction
A Building Warrant fee is discounted, when a Building Warrant application is registered:

- where Certificates from Approved Certifiers of Design are presented.

and

- where notice is given on the application for Building Warrant of the intention to provide Certificates from Approved Certifiers of Construction and the proper submission of such Certificates.

Note that the discounts apply where a late application for Building Warrant is made. The discount is applied to the whole fee. Discounts also apply to the stages in a staged warrant where the discount is on the fee for the amendment of a Building Warrant (which in staged warrants should take account of the increased value of the work). Discounts do not apply to applications for an Amendment to a Building Warrant where the estimated cost is less than £5,000.

Certificates of Design

The discount for one or more such Certificates of Design presented with a Building Warrant application, is 10% for each Certificate that covers the whole of any section of the functional standards, and 1% for each Certificate covering a single item in any such section, up to a maximum of 5% for any one section; all subject to a maximum discount of 60% of the Building Warrant fee.

Certificates of Construction

The discount for confirming on the Building Warrant application form that an Approved Certifier of Construction will be used for the proposed works and presenting a Certificate (or Certificates) of Construction as part of the Completion Certificate submission is 1% of the Building Warrant fee.

F9

Fee Exemption for Disabled Persons

The Fee Regulations state that no fee shall be payable where the purpose of the work to which the application relates is to alter or extend a dwelling so that it is made suitable as a dwelling for a disabled person

The fee is set at zero for works to alter or extend the existing dwelling occupied by a disabled person provided the works are solely for the benefit of the disabled person.

The relief therefore is not for disabled people in general, it relates specifically to works to provide facilities for disabled people as defined in the building standards. “Disabled person" means a person with a physical, hearing or sight impairment, which affects that person's mobility or use of buildings.

To allow South Ayrshire Council to assess your entitlement to this fee exemption you should provide a letter from your Doctor or Occupational Therapist confirming your disability unless the work is related to an Improvement Grant application for a Disabled Person.

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Last updated: 25 February 2016

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