Fees and charges

Building warrant fees

When you are applying for a building warrant the fee you pay is based on the estimated cost of the work you intend to carry out:

Warrant type

  • Estimated value of works up to £180,000 - Fee table up to £180,000
  • Estimated value of works over £180,000 - Fee table over £180,000
  • Application of extension of warrant - £100
  • Application for amendment of warrant where no additional estimated value is involved, the estimated value decreases or the increase in the estimated value does not exceed £5000 - £100.  For additional work whose estimated value exceeds £5000 - Amount for a warrant of the same value, I.e. £20,000 = £530.
  • Application for demolition only (no immediate plans for re-building) - £150
  • Application for extension of a period of a warrant for a building intended to have a limited life - £100
  • Conversion only (where no physical work is required) - £150

Note: Works that solely benefit a disabled person in a domestic building may be exempt from fees.

Late applications

It is an offence, under 8(2) of The Building (Scotland) Act 2003, to carry out work requiring a building warrant before the warrant has been approved. A late application for building warrant where work has already started, whether for construction or demolition, will be charged at 200% of the fee shown above.

The submission of a completion certificate where no warrant has been obtained for construction will be charged at 300% of the fee shown above.

Warrant fee discounts

A warrant fee is discounted where certificates from approved certifiers of design are presented with an application for warrant, application for amendment of a building a building warrant and submission of a completion certificate where no warrant was granted.  These discounts are as follows:

  • Where the estimated value of the work does not exceed £5,000 - £30
  • Where the estimated value of the work exceeds £5,000 but does not exceed £10,000 - £40
  • Where the estimated value of the work exceeds £10,000 but does not exceed £15,000 - £50
  • Where the estimated value of the work exceeds £15,000 but does not exceed £20,000 - £60
  • Where the estimated value of the work exceeds £20,000 but does not exceed £50,000 - £80
  • Where the estimated value of the work exceeds £50,000 but does not exceed £100,000 - £100
  • Where the estimated value of the work exceeds £100,000 – 10% of the calculated fee

A warrant fee is discounted where the applicant notifies the verifier of their intention to submit certificates from approved certifiers of construction when an application for warrant or application for amendment of a building a building warrant is made or on submission of a completion certificate where no warrant was granted.  These discounts are as follows:

  • Where the estimated value of the work does not exceed £5,000 - £15
  • Where the estimated value of the work exceeds £5,000 but does not exceed £10,000 - £15
  • Where the estimated value of the work exceeds £10,000 but does not exceed £15,000 - £20
  • Where the estimated value of the work exceeds £15,000 but does not exceed £20,000 - £25
  • Where the estimated value of the work exceeds £20,000 but does not exceed £50,000 - £30
  • Where the estimated value of the work exceeds £50,000 but does not exceed £100,000 - £35
  • Where the estimated value of the work exceeds £100,000 – 3% of the calculated fee
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