Apply for building control

Fees The cost of our building control service can be found below

Online Applications

To place an online application please visit our dedicated applications portal here

Or use our online application forms

To use these forms below

Download the PDF form to your computer – make sure you save the file locally before you start filling it in.   Now open the PDF from your computer hard drive – fill your details into the relevant boxes and save the form.  When you save the form, it can be handy if you add your name to file name so we can quickly identify your sent file.

  1. Download the form and save locally
  2. Fill in your details with any PDF editor
  3. Save the file (add your name to the filename).
  4. Email the form to us at

Building Notice – This form of application is more suited to small basic schemes where the applicant and builder are fully conversant with the applicable Building Regulations requirements. You only need to submit the application form, the appropriate fee and in some cases a site location plan although, in some cases our Surveyors may need to ask for plans, specifications and structural calculations to demonstrate compliance. We do not formally the plans or information provided to us in advance of the work being carried out so there is a risk that we will only discover non-compliant work when we carry out our site inspections. This can lead to expensive remedial works. If the scheme isn’t simple or basis it may be better to consider a Full Plans application. A Full Plans application provides reassurance that you can safely build in accordance with a checked and approved design.

Full Plans Application / Submission – With a Full Plans application you need to submit detailed drawings, specifications and (in some cases) structural design calculations with your application form and fee payment. We check the plans and information provided to us and will contact you if we need any amendments or further information before issuing a decision.

Regularisation –This is the method of applying for retrospective approval for work that has been carried out without Building Regulations approval. You will need to complete an application form and pay the appropriate fee. These fees are not covered by our standard charging scheme and you’ll need to give us a ring or contact us by email to confirm what this fee will be. You may also need to provide drawings (plans sections and elevations) and detailed specifications for the building work and, as far as possible, demonstrate that the work complies with the appropriate building regulations.

Once we receipt of the application a Surveyor will check the information and contact you to arrange to visit the property. In some instances, we may need to ask you to expose part of the structure in order to check that the works you have carried out meets the minimum standards.

If we can establish that the work is satisfactory then we will issue a Regularisation Certificate.

Demolition of Buildings

Demolition Notice Application – To notify us of a demolition, please complete a demolition notice application form and email to us using the building control contact details below.

Contact us - Building control

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01235 422700
(Text phone users add 18001 before dialing)

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Vale of White Horse District Council
135 Eastern Avenue
Milton Park
OX14 4SB