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Building Warrant Fees

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The purpose of Building Standards is to ensure that building work on both new and existing buildings meet reasonable standards. However, this does often require a fee to be paid with a Building Warrant application.

The fees payable for Building Warrant applications are set by the Scottish Government.

The fee for an application is based on the 'value of the works'. In calculating the value, normal market costs must be used rather than discounted costs which may be achieved. If the local authority feels the estimated value is incorrect they may check the amount by reference to established indices of building costs, for example the RICS Building Cost Information Survey of Tender Prices.

Letter of Comfort Fees
 A letter of comfort for work done prior to 1 May 2005 where warrant approval had been granted - 180.00
 A letter of comfort for work done prior to 1 May 2005 where no warrant approval had been granted - 300.00

 

Where work has not already started
Application for warrant (including issue of warrant) for the construction of a building or the provision of services, fittings or equipment in connection with a building (whether or not combined with an application for conversion or an application for demolition).

Value of Work Building Warrant Fee Discount available for providing a Certificate from an Approved Certifier (whole section)
  (before discount applied) Certificate of Design Certificate of Construction
0 to 5,000 150 30 15
5,001 to 5,500 169 40 15
5,501 to 6,000 188 40 15
6,001 to 6,500 207 40 15
6,501 to 7,000 226 40 15
7,001 to 7,500 245 40 15
7,501 to 8,000 264 40 15
8,001 to 8,500 283 40 15
8,501 to 9,000 302 40 15
9,001 to 9,500 321 40 15
9,501 to 10,000 340 40 15
10,001 to 11,000 359 50 20
11,001 to 12,000 378 50 20
12,001 to 13,000 397 50 20
13,001 to 14,000 416 50 20
14,001 to 15,000 435 50 20
15,001 to 16,000 454 60 25
16,001 to 17,000 473 60 25
17,001 to 18,000 492 60 25
18,001 to 19,000 511 60 25
19,001 to 20,000 530 60 25
20,001 to 30,000 593 80 30
30,001 to 40,000 656 80 30
40,001 to 50,000 719 80 30
50,001 to 60,000 782 100 35
60,001 to 70,000 845 100 35
70,001 to 80,000 908 100 35
80,001 to 90,000 971 100 35
90,001 to 100,000 1034 100 35
100,001 to 120,000 1137 10% of Fee 3% of Fee
120,001 to 140,000 1240 10% of Fee 3% of Fee
140,001 to 160,000 1343 10% of Fee 3% of Fee
160,001 to 180,000 1446 10% of Fee 3% of Fee
180,001 to 200,000 1549 10% of Fee 3% of Fee
200,001 to 220,000 1652 10% of Fee 3% of Fee
220,001 to 240,000 1755 10% of Fee 3% of Fee
240,001 to 260,000 1858 10% of Fee 3% of Fee
260,001 to 280,000 1961 10% of Fee 3% of Fee
280,001 to 300,000 2064 10% of Fee 3% of Fee
300,001 to 320,000 2167 10% of Fee 3% of Fee
320,001 to 340,000 2270 10% of Fee 3% of Fee
340,001 to 360,000 2373 10% of Fee 3% of Fee
360,001 to 380,000 2476 10% of Fee 3% of Fee
380,001 to 400,000 2579 10% of Fee 3% of Fee
400,001 to 420,000 2682 10% of Fee 3% of Fee
420,001 to 440,000 2785 10% of Fee 3% of Fee
440,001 to 460,000 2888 10% of Fee 3% of Fee
460,001 to 480,000 2991 10% of Fee 3% of Fee
480,001 to 500,000 3094 10% of Fee 3% of Fee
500,001 to 550,000 3272 10% of Fee 3% of Fee
550,001 to 600,000 3450 10% of Fee 3% of Fee
600,001 to 650,000 3628 10% of Fee 3% of Fee
650,001 to 700,000 3806 10% of Fee 3% of Fee
700,001 to 750,000 3984 10% of Fee 3% of Fee
750,001 to 800,000 4162 10% of Fee 3% of Fee
800,001 to 850,000 4340 10% of Fee 3% of Fee
850,001 to 900,000 4518 10% of Fee 3% of Fee
900,001 to 950,000 4696 10% of Fee 3% of Fee
950,001 to 1,000,000 4874 10% of Fee

3% of Fee

Add for every 100,000 or part thereof, over 1 million Add 253 10% of Fee 3% of Fee

  • Application for warrant for conversion only (no building works) 150
  • Application for warrant for demolition only 150
  • Application for an extension to warrant (beyond 3 years) 100


Application for amendment of warrant
Additional work where the value exceeds 5,000 fee calculated using the table of fees

  • Amendment to building warrant (value of additional work up to 5,000) 100
  • Amendment for conversion or demolition only (no building works) 100


Application for late building warrant, i.e. where work is already started

a) A 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), 200% of the fee calculated in accordance with the table of fees

b) Warrant for demolitions only Fee is 200


Submission of a completion certificate, i.e. where no warrant was obtained

a) Construction of a building or the provision of services, fittings or equipment (whether or not combined with an application for domestic conversion or for demolition), 300% of the fee calculated in accordance with the table of fees

b) Application for warrant for demolitions only or for domestic conversion only the Fee is 300

 

Further information is given in the following documents:

Information concerning the Procedural Handbook is included in the Building Warrant Fees document.

Contacts

  • Building Standards Team
    Planning and Sustainable Development
    Aberdeen City Council
    Business Hub 4
    Marischal College
    Broad Street
    Aberdeen
    AB10 1AB
    Phone: 01224 523470
    Email:  pi@aberdeencity.gov.uk

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