Apply for a Building Warrant

The Council's online service for submitting building warrant applications has now closed. You can apply for Building Warrants online using the National eDevelopment Portal.

If you submit planning applications using this service, you can also submit building warrant applications using the same login on eBuilding Standards. Download the guidance below on naming and numbering documents on eBuilding Standards. Paper versions of the forms are available on eBuilding Standards.


A building warrant remains valid for 3 years from the date it was granted. You can apply to extend this period on the eBuilding standards portal. Please register and login using the appropriate link in the "Which Forms Wizard."

Before you apply for a building warrant read the technical guidance or, for larger and more complex projects, request preliminary building warrant advice.

You may also need planning permission.

Methodology for submitting a Building Warrant

Download the two part methodology document below. It provides guidance for agents about how to prepare drawings and supporting information prior to presenting them as part of an application for Building Warrant.

Submitting information in this way will help to reduce the assessment time for your application, speed up the process and get your application granted.

Use the exemplars in the methodology to guide you as you create your drawings and specifications. Save time and make the assessment of your information easier and quicker.

There are two areas of the guidance which are proving to be significant and which, to date, are not being followed by all users:

  • Please ensure, when submitting ANY revised plans or further information to address issues raised in the technical assessment of your application, that you use the correct form in the “Which Forms? Wizard” on the Portal (Submit documentation/information that supports a previously submitted form) AND by quoting the correct Building Warrant reference number
  • Please ensure that your application plans are correctly orientated prior to uploading these to the Portal.

Failure to adhere to all the published guidance will result in a delay to your application.

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