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Planning and building standards

Building standards

Find information about building warrants and fees, letters of comfort and completion certificates.

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.

We're committed to building in a sustainable way and help you do the same.

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