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

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 either via email buildingcontrol@lbhf.gov.uk, or post to:

Building Control Service
5th Floor, Town Hall Extension
King Street
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.

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.

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.

Please refer to the fees schedule to calculate the cost of the plan examination and site inspections. Send a cheque for that amount with your application. For charges see table 2 on page 7 of Building regulations application guidance and charges (pdf) 

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 us the pdf application form please refer to the fees schedule to calculate the cost of the plan examination and site inspections and send a cheque for that amount with your application made payable to LBHF. Post to:

Building Control Service
5th Floor, Town Hall Extension
King Street
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 tell you how and what you'll need to pay.

Payments

Once you have received your reference number and payment details by email, telephone our contact centre to make payment on 020 8753 3137, 3939 or 4865 to make a payment by credit or debit card.

Unfortunately we don't take payments online at the moment.

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