Make a Building Regulations Application

There are two different types of Building Control applications - Building Notices and Full Plans Submissions.

Electronic Submissions

We encourage you to submit your application electronically online (including payment) using 'Submit-a-Plan', a simple electronic application system. is a Local Authority Building Control (LABC) portal that enables anyone to submit a Building Regulations application online to councils free of charge. All you need are electronic copies of your drawings.

Main Benefits of Online Submissions

  • Free of any additional charge.
  • Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • No printing or postage necessary.
  • Simple to register and submit applications.
  • Applications can be managed and tracked online.

To submit an application to our Building Control Service, why not register with Submit-a-Plan now? You can then complete your Building Notice or Full Plans Building Regulation application form, attach the relevant drawings and documents and then submit your application to us.

Please note that at least one accurate dimension is required on the plans you submit, in order for the system to scale your application.

Before you do this for the first time, you should read the Submit-a-Plan guidance notes to ensure that your next project is submitted successfully via our electronic application system.

Please note that the relevant correct charge will need to be paid before we can validate your application.

You are advised that approval under Building Regulations should always be sought prior to carrying out building works.

However, if works have been carried out without seeking approval you are advised to discuss the matter with a Building Control Officer to establish whether a Building Regulations Application is appropriate.

Hard Copy Applications

If you want to submit an application in hard copy, you should:

The Application Form and Building Notice Application Form are available in our related downloads.

General Enquiries

If you need any assistance or further information, please contact us.

Page last updated: 05/11/2019