Building Warrant Fees

Closed 9 Jan 2017

Opened 15 Nov 2016

Feedback updated 28 Apr 2017

We asked

Should building warrant and associated fees be increased to make the Scottish Building Standards system achieve full cost recovery?

You said

The fees should be increased

We did

Increase the fees set out in the Building (Fees) (Scotland) Regulations 2004

Results updated 7 Jun 2017

The analysis of the responses to the consultation and Scottish Governments response can be found in the report "Building Standards Division, CONSULTATION REPORT, Building Warrant Fees"

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Published responses

View submitted responses where consent has been given to publish the response.


The purpose of this consultation is to seek views on increasing building warrant and other associated fees to make the building standards system achieve full cost recovery and place it on a sustainable footing for the future.

The Scottish Government is committed to ensuring that building standards is adequately funded to deliver a system that is accessible, affordable and which provides a high-quality service to those who use it.

A shorter consultation period of 8 weeks is required instead of the normal 12 weeks in order to meet an introductory date of 1 April 2017.    

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Why your views matter

To seek support from building standards stakeholders on the proposals to raise the building standards fees to make the building standards system fully self-financing.

What happens next

When the consultation closes the responses will be analysed and consultation responses report will be issued on line.


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