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Important information for Building Control customers – autumn 2019 

Due to operational pressures, we are currently experiencing a delay in processing customer applications. 

This is affecting many of our building regulations and licensing services, including: 

• the assessment of plans, and amendments to full plans applications
• dealing with building notice and regularisation applications
• processing entertainment and other licensing applications
• pre-submission consultations
• responding to inspection requests

Our staff are working hard to respond to all applications and queries as quickly as possible, and we apologise for this delay in our service and any inconvenience it may cause. We are also undertaking a number of measures, including staff restructuring, in order to improve turnaround times for our customers. 

Your patience is appreciated during this busy time. 

Application forms

Apply to us for building regulations approval.

Book an inspection

Book a site inspection to make sure it meets building regulations.

Building improvements

Find out about building regulations and whether you need to apply for building regulation approval.

Dangerous structures and dilapidations

Report a dangerous structure or an open and vacant building.

Energy performance certificates

Anyone selling, renting out or constructing a building needs an energy performance certificate for that property.


Fees for domestic and non-domestic work.

Street naming

We're responsible for the naming of streets and numbering of properties in Belfast.

Waste storage guidelines

Guidelines to help make sure homes and businesses are properly designed for waste storage and access.

Contact us
Building control
028 9027 0650
Building Control
Ground Floor
Cecil Ward Building
4-10 Linenhall Street