Building Commissioner fee schedule

Below you’ll find the Building Commissioner’s fees effective from January 1, 2024.

Fee schedule

Fees for the Building Commissioner from January 1, 2024.

Article 7.

If the design of a structure is particularly difficult and/or extensive, a building commissioner can decide when processing a building permit application that an inspection office handles the review of design data and audits at the owner's expense for the construction in whole or in part, cf. provisions in Articles 3.3.1 and 3.3.2 of Building Regulation No. 112/2012.

Article 8.

This tariff which is established on the basis of Article 51 of the Building Act, No 160/2010, with subsequent amendments was confirmed by the Reykjavík City Council on September 21, 2023 and takes effect upon publication. The previously applicable fee schedule, No 1308/2022 expires at the same time.

Inspection fees for an application

Article 3. Inspection fees for application and review of master plans. Price in Icelandic króna
Minimum fee upon receipt of application
  • 15,400 kr.
Each master plan included with an application:
(a) Small scope, such as minor changes to structures and grounds with changes in appearance or arrangement, balcony enclosures, balconies, attics, house cladding and such.
  • 3,900 kr.
(b) Medium scope, such as a smaller extension or new construction of a detached, semi-detached, or row house or a smaller multi-dwelling building, together with a registration table or changes in the arrangements.
  • 7,700 kr.
(c) Large scope, such as new construction of larger structures, more extensive changes to the internal structure of commercial buildings, or larger projects which also require an inspection by the Planning Officer, provided that the project is not covered by point (a) or (b).
  • 15,400 kr.
Re-application of an expired building permit.
  • 15,400 kr.
Additional charge for each third review.
  • 15,400 kr.

Inspection fees for detail plans

Article 4. Inspection fees for reviewing detail plans Price in Icelandic króna
Detached, semi-detached, and row houses and multi-dwelling building up to 2,000 m³
  • 115,500 kr.
For other housing, including commercial buildings and livestock housing up to 2,000 m³
  • 161,700 kr.
For every 1,000 m³ of buildings in excess of 2,000 m³
(a) Simple buildings, such as barns, shelters, warehouses, gymnasiums, livestock housing, and such.
  • 23,100 kr.
(b) Traditional buildings, such as shops and offices, multi-dwelling buildings, hotels, and such.
  • 38,500 kr.
(c) Specialized buildings, such as health care buildings, culture or research buildings, and such.
  • 53,900 kr.
Other smaller buildings, such as extensions, garages, lobbies, solariums and more
  • 38,500 kr.
Small changes to the internal layout of commercial buildings
  • 61,600 kr.
Extensive changes to the internal layout of commercial buildings
  • 123,200 kr.
Changes to the internal layout of a separate house, house cladding, balcony enclosure, plot, and such.
  • 23,100 kr.

Inspection fees for declarations of property division

Article 5 Inspection fees for the review of declarations of property division. Price in Icelandic króna
(a) 2-5 properties
  • 46,200 kr.
b) 5-15 properties
  • 61,600 kr.
c) 15-50 properties
  • 77,000 kr.
d) 50 properties or more
  • 92,400 kr.
Additional charge for each third review
  • 15. 400 kr.

Inspection fees for electrical plans

Article 6. Inspection fees for the review of electrical plans. Price in Icelandic króna
Residential housing:
Detached, semi-detached, and row houses 1x63 A
  • 20,800 kr.
Multi-unit housing:
Mains supply 3x 63A, base fee
  • 20,800 kr.
Per apartment
  • 1,100 kr.
Larger multi-family housing:
Mains supply 3x 100-200A, base fee
  • 20,800 kr.
Per apartment
  • 2,700 kr.
Commercial properties
Mains supply 3 x 63A
  • 30,800 kr.
Mains supply 3 x 100-200A
  • 82,500 kr.
Mains supply 3 x 315A and larger
  • 137,500 kr.


Article 1 Building code inspections. Price in Icelandic króna
Phase evaluation.
  • 15,400 kr.
Status inspection.
  • 27,000 kr.
Final inspection, small scale.
  • 30,800 kr.
Final inspection, medium scale.
  • 53,900 kr.
Final inspection, large scale.
  • 77,000 kr.
Sample inspection for phase evaluations.
  • 15,400 kr.
Construction manager change inspection.
  • 30,800 kr.
Residential inspection services.
  • 30,800 kr.


Article 2. Issuance of certificates. Price in Icelandic króna
Weathertightness certification.
  • 38,500 kr.
Certificate of status inspection.
  • 27,000 kr.
Certificate of final inspection.
  • 27,000 kr.
Status permit.
  • 24,700 kr.