Completion certificates

Apply for a completion certificate

When building work is finished you should apply for a completion certificate.

Apply for a completion certificate

We will acknowledge receipt of your application within 14 days. Once an inspection has been carried out we will notify you if anything needs to be changed. Once changes have been made a building standards surveyor will inspect the work again.  If the works are satisfactory you will be sent a notice of acceptance of completion certificate.

The building or part of the building which has been

  • erected
  • extended
  • altered

must not be used unless the above has been followed.

The building warrant document, copies of the approved plans and the notice of acceptance of completion certificate should be kept in a safe place with the title deeds to your property. They are likely to be required if you decide to sell your property.

If you have carried out work without having obtained a building warrant, or for expired warrants please apply for the relevant certificate.

Building standards

Monday to Friday 9am – 1pm

Address: Waverley Court,
4 East Market Street,
Edinburgh,
EH8 8BG

Telephone: 0131 200 2000