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Planning and Building Standards

Building standards

The work of building standards include issuing building warrants, inspections and notifications and completion certificates. A duty surveyor is also available for enquiries from Monday to Friday from 8.45am to 1pm.

Search building warrants and notices online from the year 2000.

Apply and pay online for a building warrant. Please note we no longer accept cheques.

You need a building warrant before you can carry out most types of building work.

You can apply for a letter of comfort for some building work carried out without a warrant.

Find out about site inspections during building work and how to apply for a completion certificate.

The quickest and easiest way is to apply online for building standards processes. You can also find paper copies to download and print.

Find out how to deal with street names and numbers for new developments and changes to your current address.

How to report a dangerous building and safety information about other buildings and structures.

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