Guidance Notes and Fees

Building regulation fees

Fee scales and methods of calculation are set out in the guidance notes on fees. Note that your application will not be validated until we have received the appropriate fee.

How to pay

You can pay for your application by the following methods:

  • Post cheques to: Building Control, Town Hall, Darlington DL1 5QT. Cheques must be crossed and made payable to Darlington Borough Council
  • Pay in person at the Town Hall – with cheque, in cash or with a credit card
  • Pay with a debit or credit card, Monday to Thursday 9am – 5pm and Friday 9am – 4.30pm by Visa, Mastercard, Delta, Switch and Solo debit and credit cards. Telephone 01325 406214.

Guidance notes

Find a registered electrician - A register of electricians belonging to the various CPS schemes [external link]

General guidance - For general advice, guidance and information in easy to understand formats [external link]

Planning Portal: interactive house guide [external link]

Find out about planning permission and building regulations in regards to your house.