Make a building control application
You can apply online via the Planning Portal link below. You can submit a full plans application, a building notice and apply for a regularisation certificate and attach supporting documents.
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.
How to describe your proposed works
For tips on describing your proposed works see How to describe your proposed works
Standard charges have been set for certain types of minor work and other building work. Charges are made to recover the full cost of undertaking the examination of your plan and site inspection. They are detailed in this document Building regulations application guidance and charges (pdf 200KB)
For further guidance please read our guide to applying online.
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.
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.
2. Making payment
When applying via Planning Portal or Submit-a-plan
Do not pay the fee, 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. Building regulations application guidance and charges (pdf 200KB)
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 much 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.