Apply for building regulations approval

You can submit your application to apply for building regulations approval online in as little as 10 minutes. 

Submit your building regulation application

Before applying, check types of building regulations approval to guide you on the submission that is right for you. 

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You can also apply for building regulations approval either via alternative online portals, by email, or by post. 

Alternative online portals

The Planning Portal


Planning Portal website

Apply by email or post

You can download or print forms to email or post. Postal applications take longer to process than other methods. 

Email - email your form to

Post - post your form to Municipal Buildings, Earle St, Crewe, CW1 2BJ

We will email the acknowledgement if we have your email address; otherwise we will post it. We will process your application once we have the payment - the sooner you pay, the sooner we can start to look at your application.

When you have paid, we will check that you have given us all the information we need and let you know if anything is missing. 

Once we have all the information, we will send you a validation letter by email or post.

Starting work - Building Notice and full plans applications

For Building Notice applications, you can start work within 48 hours of the validation stage.

For full plans applications, we advise you to wait until you get our decision notice and assessment so you can be sure you are not doing work that might not get approved. We normally respond within 15 working days.


We will make a commencement visit and then tell you what further inspections we need to do.

You or your builder must contact us to arrange the inspections at the relevant time.

Next steps - regularisation

For next steps with regularisation applications, see regularisation process.

Contact us

01270 375256

Building Control
C/O Delamere House
Delamere Street



Page last reviewed: 10 May 2023