Apply for a Building Warrant

From 24 August 2016 all online building warrant applications must be made via the national eDevelopment Portal which now includes eBuilding standards

If you submit planning applications using this service, you can also submit building warrant applications using the same login.

Applications made before 24 August 2016

You can access the City of Edinburgh Council online building standards service to

  • complete and submit any applications which are in your draft submissions section, with the exception of draft revised plans
  • access granted building warrant applications to download approved plans.

You can access approved plans even if their related Building Warrant applications have been lodged using the eBuilding Standards if you were registered before the 18 August 2016.


A building warrant remains valid for 3 years. You can apply to extend this period  on the eBuilding standards portal

Before you apply for a building warrant you should 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 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.

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