Preparing Plans and submitting an application for a Building Warrant
Clear and detailed plans showing the proposed building work should be prepared. In most cases an architect or design consultant should be appointed to prepare the plans and to supervise the work to ensure the standard of workmanship is satisfactory.
There are two options available to submit your application to the Council.
- On-line service - you may register as a user of the Council's Portal and then complete the application form on-line and electronically submit your application. Full details of this on-line service are available here. Please note there is an upper limit on the estimated cost of the work (currently £70,000) that can be submitted on-line.
- Paper based service - Three copies of the plan, the required fee and a completed application form (download the form here) should be sent or handed in to the Council's Building Standards Section.
Address: Building Standards, Waverley Court, 4 East Market Street, Edinburgh, EH8 8BG
Office hours: Monday to Thursday 8.30am - 5.00pm, Friday 8.30am - 3.55pm.
A Building Standards Surveyor will check that the work shown on your plans meets the Building Regulations.
You or your architect or designer will be notified of any changes that need to be made. Your plans will be checked again after the changes have been made.
A Building Warrant will be granted when your plans show that the work you want to do meets the Regulations.
Please following the links below for additional information on the Building Warrant process.