How to apply for building regulations

Where building regulations are applicable to your building works you have three options:

  • Approval with full plans application or
  • Building notice application
  • Retrospective (regularisation) application

If you are unsure which application to use please read Choose your application before applying.

Apply for building regulations online

The simplest way to make an application is online using the Planning Portal.

You will need to submit a to-scale site plan which clearly identifies boundaries.

You can upload documents, your plans will be submitted to us and you can keep track of progress.

Apply online for building regulations using the Planning Portal

Or you can use our online form below but this is not currently available for approval with full plans applications:

Apply online for building regulations using our form

You can also use the submit-a plan-site to do this if you prefer.

Telephone application

If you'd like to apply for building regulations and avoid form filling, please ring our business support team on 01432 261938.

We can calculate your fees, and you can pay by card during the phone call.

Paper forms

You can also apply by downloading the relevant application form - select either: application for building control approval with full plans or, application for all other types of building regulations.

For any additional help you need with your building control application, please get in touch using the contact details on this page.

Building control contact details

Address: Herefordshire Council Building Control, Plough Lane, Hereford HR4 0LE

Telephone: 01432 261938

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