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Apply for Building Regulations approval

If you are carrying out work in Belfast, you must apply to us for approval. There are three ways to apply for Building Regulations approval; full plans, building notice or regularisation. 

You can send us your completed application form, along with the relevant documents and fee. For more information please visit our Fees page.

Request an application

We can post or email you the relevant application form. Please email buildingcontrol@belfastcity.gov.uk or call us on 028 9027 0650 and tell us which form you need. 

You can also call into our public office and pick up the relevant documents to make your application.

Making an application for work to a domestic property

Full plans application for domestic work

You can use a full plans application for planned building work to a domestic property. You will need to provide us with:

  • the application form signed by either you or your agent
  • appropriate fee
  • two copies of existing plans
  • two copies of proposed plans and specifications

You will normally need to employ an architect or building surveyor to provide the drawings and specification required. You can make the application yourself, or your agent (for example your architect) can do this for you.

Building notice application

You can only make a building notice application for minor planned work to a single domestic property. You should fill in one copy of the application form and send it to us with the appropriate fee. You do not need to send us drawings, but we may ask you for more information if we need it.

Regularisation application

A regularisation application is used when you need building regulations approval for work that has already been carried out to a property without anyone applying to us for approval. You should fill in one copy of the application form and send it to us with the appropriate fee.

Making an application for work to a non-domestic property

Full plans application for non-domestic work

For planned work to a non-domestic property, you must make a full plans application. You will need to provide us with:

  • the application form signed by either you or your agent
  • appropriate fee
  • two copies of existing plans
  • two copies of proposed plans and specifications - we may need four copies of drawings that show you are meeting Part E (Fire Safety) of the regulations as we may have us to consult with the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service

Regularisation application

A regularisation application is used when you need building regulations approval for work that has already been carried out to a property without anyone applying to us for approval. You should fill in one copy of the application form and send it to us with the appropriate fee.

Planning approval

You may need planning permission for some works – please contact our Planning Service to check if you need this.


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Cecil Ward Building
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