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Building warrant applications can be created and submitted at the electronic Building Standards portal. You may have to register a new account but once this is set up it allows you to submit any further or revised information that the Council may request during the assessment process and will also allow you to submit any future building warrant applications in the future.
This website is a simple, easy to use site and contains all the information you need to submit your application. To help you with your application, or to submit drawings etc, the online process uses an easy step by step question matrix which is tailored by the answers you give. It also provides the following benefits:
All of the forms listed below are available through this portal and saves you the time and expense of downloading, printing and posting back the forms. During lockdown these can also be actioned remotely by Council staff.
You can, however, still send in a paper application if you so wish. Please note, however, that during the current lockdown restrictions and limited access to the office, all paper applications will be subject to a 5-10 day delay in both the registration and notification of any subsequent approval. Below are some of the more commonly used forms which are available for download and they have been grouped to follow the natural sequence of your application.
The building warrant application form should be used in the first instance for all works that require a building warrant.
The amdendment application form is to be used when you wish to make changes to any work you have previously proposed or have approved in your current application or when it is requested by the Council after any site inspection.
The cost of your application is dependent upon the cost of the proposed works. The fee scale below gives you all the information you need and includes details of any discounts and surcharges that may be applicable
Once your application has been approved, you are required to notify the Council when you propose to start work
Your building warrant is valid for 3 years and you should aim to complete all the work during this period. However, there may be occasions when this is not the case and an extension to this time period may be granted in certain circumstances. You should complete the form below in this instance
When you have finished your building work, you must obtain a completion certificate for your proposals. The form below should be completed, and accompanied by an electrical certificate where applicable, and returned to this office. We will then contact you to arrange an inspection visit.
Where any works have taken place after 1 May 2005 and these works have been completed then you must apply for a Late Completion Certificate in lieu of a Building Warrant. In all these cases the form below should be completed
Below is a list of the less commonly used forms that may be submitted during the application process. Full details of each form are available when you click on the links
Attached below are various links and guidance which we hope will help you with any proposed or current building warrant application.
These handbooks provide guidance on how to achieve the required standards in your application which would allow the Council to grant you a Building Warrant and are available in two volumes, Domestic Buildings and Non-Domestic Buildings. The handbooks are split into the 7 different sections of the legislation and it is against this legislation that your application plans and drawings will be assessed. As a further aid for you or your agent, any letters that we send out requesting clarification/further information will be broken down into the 7 sections noted above.
Below are links to various documents etc which are aimed at the smaller internal works. Advice here includes whether you actually need a building warrant, undertaking minor building works, alterations to existing kitchens and WCs and replacement windows.
The 2 links below contain information issued by the Scottish Government and are aimed at achieving the relevant standards when you are undertaking work on any of the following:
Although the new updated 2003 regulations were introduced in May 2005, there are still 2 systems in place to cover both current and historical applications :
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