Planning and building

Building control

Building Control is the enforcement of the 2010 Building Regulations which ensure the buildings where we live, work and visit are safe structures.

It's a legal requirement to submit a building control application if the work you want to do is classed as building work. See information about building regulations for achieving a minimum standard of construction.

Find out whether you need to make an application.

Download useful building control forms.

Read our guide to renovating your home for more useful information on building regulations, planning ahead, and engaging professionals for undertaking residential projects.

Our building control team

Please contact the member of staff who covers your area to arrange site inspections.

Building control fees

Contact our Building Control team for details of all fees and charges.

You can pay your building control invoices online.

Also see

Building Control

West Offices, Station Rise, York YO1 6GA

Telephone: 01904 551333

What you need to know about carrying out building work

Read the Health and Safety Executive's guidance on the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 (CDM 2007).

HSE Website