How to apply

At the start of any project you must consider whether you need building control approval. To apply you can complete an online application on the Planning Portal.

To help you apply the Planning Portal provides guidance on the application process.

Alternatively, you can download, complete and email your full plans application (PDF, 116KB) or building notice application (PDF, 123KB) to building.control@iow.gov.uk.

Charges valid until February 2024

Charge for standard domestic projects and small commercial schemes are:

How to pay

Payment can be made by:

  • credit / debit card by calling 01983 823580
  • BACS (details on request)
  • cheques made payable to ‘Isle of Wight Council’

You can apply online, in person or by post. 

Postal applications will incur an additional £25 administration charge.

Email building.control@iow.gov.uk for more information and a quotation.

Working with the Building Safety Regulator

From the 1 October 2023 The Building Safety Regulator (BSR) became the Building Control Authority for high risk buildings.

Isle of Wight Building Control will support the BSR in determining compliance with building regulations. Utilising a single hourly rate of £65.88. This rate will be kept under review and has been calculated to achieve applicable cost recovery. The rate is approved by the Councils Section 151 officer.