Building Control - Applications/Approvals & Inspections

Application Forms

A Building Regulation application can be submitted online, by email or by post.  All applications will be registered on the day that they are received and an acknowledgement letter sent within 48 hours.

It is an offence to carry out building work without first submitting an application under the Building Regulations. We have powers to take enforcement action in the Magistrates Court if you fail to do so. If you have carried out work without an application and wish to rectify this situation you may submit a Regularisation Application.

Making your Building Regulation Application

There are two different types of application to choose from. You should decide which is more appropriate depending upon the type of work proposed:

Option one - full plans application

  • complete an application form
  • pay plan submission charge
  • site location plan
  • full constructional drawings
  • structural calculations

The Building Control Surveyor will aim to check the application within three weeks of submission. If further information is required you or your agent will be notified in writing. A decision (approve, conditionally approve or reject) will be issued within five weeks of deposit, unless the time limit has been extended to eight weeks, by agreement, on the application form. A Completion Certificate will be issued following a satisfactory final inspection.

Option two - building notice application

  • complete an application form
  • pay plan submission charge
  • site location plan
  • basic sketches of the work proposed.

This application is better suited to smaller-scale work and can only be used for domestic properties.  No decision will be made on the application and any drawings submitted will not be checked for compliance with the Building Regulations. Greater emphasis will be put on site inspections to ensure compliance. A Completion Certificate will be issued following a satisfactory final inspection.

Applications online

We accept applications from Planning Portal. Online payment is not an option with the Planning Portal for Building Control applications. Application forms detailed above on this page can be downloaded and e-mailed to building.control@iow.gov.uk along with any plans.

Please view our fee sheets on the charges tab for current charges. Payment can be made by card via our contact centre on 01983 823580, by BACS (details supplied on request) or cheque payable to Isle of Wight Council.

Applications by post

Please note there is an additional administration charge of £25 for postal applications.

Application forms detailed above on this page can be downloaded and posted to us along with any plans. Please refer to the contact tab for our address details.