Make a building control application

1. Apply

You can apply online via Submit-a-plan 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

Link to planning portal

Via Submit-a-plan

Link to Submit-a-plan

You can use Submit-a-plan to submit a full plans application, a building notice and apply for a regularisation certificate.

By post

You can apply by post using the appropriate form below.

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
King Street
Hammersmith
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

Pre-application advice

For advice or assistance before applying, get a consultation with a building control surveyor.

Pre-application advice prior to making a building regulation application form (pdf 45KB)

This is for submission before a 'full plans' application for preliminary meetings or written comments on your proposals.

Contact us about building control

2. Fees

Building regulations

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.

Building regulations application guidance and charges (pdf 200KB)

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.

Application for the erection of temporary or special structure (section 30) (pdf 44KB)

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:

Building Control Services
Hammersmith Town Hall
King Street
Hammersmith
London W6 9JU

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.

Payments

Once you have received your reference number and payment details by email, telephone our support team on 020 8753 3137 or 4865 to make a payment by credit or debit card.

Unfortunately we do not take payments online at the moment and we no longer accept cheques. However, payments can be made using a debit or credit card or via our bank transfer system on request.