Make a building control application

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.

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.

Planning Portal

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
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.

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. 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.

Post to:

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


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.