Building standards and public safety
How to report a dangerous building and safety information about other buildings and structures.
Report a dangerous building
You can report a dangerous building or structure directly to us 24 hours a day.
Contact Customer Services Monday to Friday between 8:45am and 1pm excluding public holidays.
Contact Building Standards at all other times.
What is a dangerous building?
A building is a danger to members of the public and includes:
- loose or falling roof tiles
- walls or fences that are in danger of collapse
- unstable chimneys
- larger buildings that become unstable
Temporary raised structures
We check raised structures are safe and secure. It must have a safe entry, exit and escape route in an emergency situation.
Temporary raised structures are defined as: a platform, stand, staging or other similar structure, which provides seating or standing space and is 600mm or more above ground level.
Do I need to apply for permission for a temporary raised structure?
You don't need to apply for permission if:
- a building warrant has been approved for the building
- scaffolding or similar equipment is used in the building works
Apply for a temporary raised structure
Completed forms should be emailed to email@example.com.
We carry out inspections at licensed premises to make sure there's:
- a means of escape
- emergency lighting
- toilet and washing facilities
- access for the disabled
- occupant capacity
- structural stability
Building standards certificate
The licensing board looks at applications for premises where alcohol will be sold for:
- drinking on premises
- drinking off premises
- drinking both on and off premises