Voting in the general election

If you can't make polling day, you still have until 5pm on 26 June to apply for a proxy vote. If you will be voting in person, remember to bring your ID. No ID? Apply for a Voter Authority Certificate by 5pm on 26 June.

Fees for new dwellings

The fees listed here are standard charges, if these do not apply to your works, contact us.

The full plans total, building notice and regularisation fees have been reduced to reflect where controlled electrical installations are being carried out, tested and certified by a registered Part P electrician.

If these reductions are claimed and a self-certifying electrician is not subsequently employed, you will be invoiced for supplementary charges equivalent to the discount (see ED below).

There are reductions available for multiple works. Where the proposed works consist of more than one of the above elements then the appropriate charge is calculated by paying the full amount for the most expensive element and only 50% for the other applicable elements - with the exception of electrical work.

The fees below came into effect from 1 April 2024.

Houses or bungalows less than 4 storeys

Table
Houses or bungalows less than 4 storeys
Code Description Full plans plan charge (inc VAT) Full plans inspection charge (inc VAT) Full plans total (inc VAT) Building notice (inc VAT) Regularisation (exl VAT)
H01 1 plot 259.73 519.46 779.19 881.08 914.97
H02 2 plots 306.95 920.86 1,227.81 1,507.39 1,500.35
H03 3 plots 354.18 1,133.37 1,487.55 1,838.90 1,810.25
H04 4 plots 401.42 1,445.05 1,846.47 2,325.11 2,264.78
H05 5 plots 448.63 1,794.50 2,243.13 2,870.27 2,998.72

Flats

Table
Flats
Code Description Full plans plan charge (inc VAT) Full plans inspection charge (inc VAT) Full plans total (inc VAT) Building notice (inc VAT) Regularisation (exl VAT)
F01 1 flat 236.12 330.56 566.68 586.53 639.49
F02 2 flats 259.73 708.36 968.09 1,175.88 1,190.44
F03 3 flats 330.56 906.81 1,237.37 1,485.29 1,668.58
F04 4 flats 330.56 1,190.05 1,520.61 1,927.31 2,140.82
F05 5 flats 377.80 1,605.61 1,983.41 2,575.60 2,833.44

Conversions

Table
Conversions
Code Description Full plans plan charge (inc VAT) Full plans inspection charge (inc VAT) Full plans total (inc VAT) Building notice (inc VAT) Regularisation (exl VAT)
CV01 Single dwelling house 259.73 377.80 579.58 660.19 708.36
CV02 Single flat 236.12 330.56 515.17 586.53 639.50

Notifiable electrical work

This charge relates to a first fix preplaster inspection and final testing on completion. For a regularisation application, a full appraisal and testing will be carried out.

Table
Notifiable electrical work
Code Description Full plans plan charge (inc VAT)
ED Where a satisfactory certificate will not be issued by a Part P registered electrician 302.13

Contact information

Office
Building Control
Harlow Council
Civic Centre
The Water Gardens
College Square
Harlow CM20 1WG