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Planning and Building Standards

Costs and timescales for Building Warrants

How much does it cost

The warrant fee is proportional to the value of the work taking place with larger building projects requiring a larger fee. A full breakdown of our fees is available:

 From 1st April 2018, East Renfrewshire Council will no longer accept cheques as a payment method for planning and building standards applications

Ways to pay:


Select Building Standards Services from the payment type on the  left hand navigation pane and enter the application reference number or the first line of the application development address.

By phone:    Payment Contact Centre 0141 577 3008, Monday to Friday, 9am - 4.15pm, by quoting the application reference number or the first line of the application development address.

Please note - No card charges apply for payments made by credit or debit card to East Renfrewshire Council.


How long does it take

We will endeavour to assess your application as quickly as possible. Our target time for responding to your submission is 20 working days from the validation of your application and fee.

The length of time it takes for checking will vary depending on the size and complexity of the proposals, the quality of the plans and information submitted, and any adjustments required to the plans. Building warrant submissions are checked against the Building Standards Technical Handbooks, published by The Scottish Government.

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