Online forms: Apply for regularisation certificate

If you've started building work before notifying us the work is unauthorised and could be unsafe. You can apply to regularise the work by completing this online form.

We'll check the work conforms to the building regulations, however we may ask for certain parts of the work to be opened up for inspection and ask for as-built plans. We may also require alterations to be carried out so the works comply with building regulations.

Once we're satisfied the works are of an acceptable standard we'll issue a regularisation certificate. This certificate proves the work is safe and complies with the building regulations.

Regularisation only applies to work that commenced on or after 11 November 1985. Acceptance of an application and the requirements under 13A is without prejudice to the powers of this Authority under Section 36 of the Building Act 1984.

The fee payable is determined by referring to the fee tables below which include fees for regularisations.

Fees and charges

To find out about fees and charges for your proposed building work, please use our fees and charges online form. By completing this form we'll produce a free quote tailored to your own building project.

Information and guidance.

If you have plans of the building works it is helpful to include them with your application.

These plans could include:

  • A site or location plan to a metric scale showing the work in relation to buildings, boundaries and street
  • A plan to a metric scale, showing floor plans, sections, elevations and any necessary details of the work

If you don't submit plans at this stage we reserve the right to request them and if they're required to secure compliance with the Building Regulations it may delay the issue of a regularisation certificate.

Once you've submitted this form you'll be provided with a link in your receipt so that you can arrange a site visit from one of building control officers.

To use this form you will need to tell us:

  • Your name and address
  • Agent if applicable
  • Location of work
  • Details of plan - upload option is available
  • Details of completed works
  • Type of building work
  • Builder details
  • Planning reference number (if planning permission was needed)

Please be aware that the authority is not required to accept an application or to issue a certificate.

Please note: In order to be reasonably satisfied that the work complies with the relevant requirements of the Regulations to enable a Regulation Certificate to be issued, it may be necessary for you to lay open the work for inspection, provide additional plans, details or calculation and carry out additional works.

The data we collect from our online forms is stored for no more than six weeks. However teams within the council may store your data for longer in order to continue to provide you with the service you have requested. For more information see our website privacy policy.