Make a building control application

How to apply, describing your proposed works and how much it costs.

1. Apply

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.

Building control applications and fees

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.

For further guidance please read our guide to applying online.

Planning Portal

By email or post

You can apply using the appropriate form below.

If you are applying using the pdf form, 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
London W6 9JU

Once your application has been validated, we will contact you via email and provide your application number together with the fee required and details of how to pay.

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.

Pre-application advice

If you would like a consultation with our building control surveyor for advice or assistance before submitting your formal application, please use this form.

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

Contact us about building control.

2. Making payment

When applying via Planning Portal or using a pdf form

Unfortunately, you will not be able to pay on submission of your application, when your application has been received, we'll email you to confirm your reference number and let you know how much you will need to pay.

Please refer to the fees schedule above to help calculate your fee.

Post to:

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


Once you have received an acknowledgement email with our payment details with reference starting with TTS, go to the Building control fee payment form.

If you have received an invoice with a 10-digit number starting 3, please go to Pay a building control invoice.

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