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Building control - application forms

High risk buildings applications

From 1 October 2023 any building control applications for buildings that meet the high risk definition.  Go to (opens new window) can only be submitted online via: GOV.UK: Guidance - Manage a building control application for a higher-risk building (opens new window).

For more information on this change visit Health and Safety Executive: Building Safety Regulator. Go to (opens new window).

You can make a full plans application for any type of building work but must always be submitted for works on commercial buildings, schools, shops, offices, railway premises, factories and hotels.

We can now take applications over the telephone.

Contact us to apply on 0300 456 0113.

If you would you prefer to apply by email or post, our application forms are shown below.

For information about how much your application will cost, call us on 0300 456 0113 for a competitive quote.

Use our online service civicaepay: Pay for my Building Regulations Application (opens new window)

Main application form

This can be used for both Full Plans and Building Notice submissions.

We do not have separate forms for each, so just tick the box on the form that applies to the type of application you are submitting.

Building Control Application Form (OpenDocument text format) [53KB] (opens new window)

Regularisation form

The regularisation form is for use when the work has already been carried out and you want to regularise the situation.

Regularisation form (PDF) [151KB] (opens new window)


Not all demolition work requires a demolition notice to be submitted to local authority building control. Please contact us to check if your project requires a demolition notice to be submitted.

For demolitions, requiring a demolition notice you'll need to submit a demolition application using the below form.

Demolition form (PDF) [130KB] (opens new window)

Exempt building works

Certain domestic building are exempt from control under the Building Regulations.

In order for us to decide whether a submission is required, please complete either the download or online form with as much detail as possible.

This form is not a building regulation application.

Exempt enquiry (PDF) [195KB] (opens new window)

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