Make a building control application

1. Apply

You can apply online 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 more information, please read our guide to applying online.

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.

2. Fees

Building regulations

Charges are made to recover the full cost of undertaking plan examination and site inspection.

Standard charges have been set for certain types of minor work and other building work affecting up to 2,000m2 of internal floor area and are detailed in the document below.

Individually assessed charges are available for work to floor areas larger than 2,000m2 and for pre-application advice

Building regulations application charges (PDF, 385KB)

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.

After we register your application, we'll email you to tell you how and what you'll need to pay.

3. Making payment

Payment method Information on making payment
iApply 

Do not pay the fee when using iApply.   

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. 

Once payment has been received your application will be validated and we can commence work.  

Credit or debit card

If you are paying for an application and already have a reference number from us you can pay online. This will provide you with a VAT receipt by email.  

Read our guidance notes for more information. 

BACs

Lloyds Bank, PO Box 787, City Office, Bailey Drive, Gillingham Business Park, Kent, ME8 0LS

Sort Code: 30-00-02

Account: 00350082

When you pay, use the following reference codes (e.g. WCB00*) followed by your 7-digit application number (e.g. 17/00123):

•    For a Regularisation application use: WCBC002-17/00***
•    For a Full Plans application or a Building Notice use: WCBC005-17/00*** 
•    For a London Building Acts Section 30 application use: WCBC007-17/00***
•    For copies of our records use: WCBC009-17/00***

Telephone Once you have received your reference number and payment details by email, telephone our Contact Centre to make payment on 0207 641 6500.

Last updated: 31 January 2017
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