Make a building control application
You can apply online via the links below, for full plans, building notice or regularisation - these forms can be submitted with supporting documents and a zero-value fee.
When your application has been validated, we'll email you to let you know what you'll need to pay, as well as your reference number to make payment.
For further guidance please read our guide to applying online
Via the planning portal
You can use Submit-a-plan to submit a full plans application, a building notice and apply for a regularisation certificate.
You can apply by post using the appropriate form below.
- Full plans application form (pdf 211KB)
- Building notice form (pdf 138KB)
- Application for regularisation certificate form (pdf 238KB)
If you are applying using the pdf forms, please print and complete the application form above and send to building control by email, or post to:
Building Control Services
Hammersmith Town Hall
London W6 9JU
We aim to contact you in 5 weeks with a decision, but it may take longer. If you provide sufficient detail on your application, the process can be quicker.
How to describe your proposed works
For tips on describing your proposed works see How to describe your proposed works
For advice or assistance before applying, get a consultation with a building control surveyor.
This is for submission before a 'full plans' application for preliminary meetings or written comments on your proposals.
Charges are made to recover the full cost of undertaking the examination of your plan and site inspection.
Standard charges have been set for certain types of minor work and other building work. They are detailed in the document below.
Please note our fees increased on 1 November 2019.
London Building Acts - Section 30
Charges are made for consents or approvals issued under the London Building Acts (Amendment) Act 1939. The fee depends on the type of structure proposed.
This includes certain special or temporary structures such as flag poles, flue pipes, temporary stands, stages or screens for special events, and freestanding boundary walls greater than 1.8m in height that require consent to be erected. To get consent, you will need to make an application.
Please refer to the fees schedule to calculate the cost of the plan examination and site inspections. For charges see table 2 on page 7 of Building regulations application guidance and charges (pdf 201KB).
If you are unable to work out what the fee will be, send in your application and once we have registered it, we'll email you to tell you what you'll need to pay and how.
Once payment has been received your application will be validated and we can commence work.
3. Making payment
When applying via Submit-a-plan
Do not pay the fee when using Submit-a-plan.
Please submit a fee value of £0.00 and when your application has been received we'll email you to confirm your reference number, the fee and how to pay.
When applying using a pdf form
If you are sending a pdf application form please refer to the fees schedule to calculate the cost of your plan examination and site inspection fee. Post to:
If you are unable to work out what the fee will be, send in your application and once we have registered it, we'll email you to inform you of the amount you will need to pay.
Once you have received your application reference number and fee payment details by email, go to the Building control fee payment form.
If you have received a building control invoice please go to Pay a building control invoice.