This page contains advice on how to submit an application for building regulations approval including how to apply online.
Download the latest building control fees and guidance notes below:
If you need more information - go to our building control and regulations guidance page which also includes details of our free pre-submission consultation service.
Submit your application online using one of the three websites below:
Make sure you provide all the supporting documentation, as outlined at the bottom of this page.
Please note - your application cannot be processed until we have received the correct fee.
You can make payment by phone - contact us with your application reference number and card payment details.
Download the Building Regulation application form (PDF, 140kb). Completed forms, any supporting information, as outlined below and cheques should be sent to Building Control using the contact details on this page.
Cheques should be made out to 'Durham County Council'.
You can also submit your application and payment in person to any one of our customer access points located throughout the county.
If you're preparing a full plans application, full constructional details of the proposed work should be included. It would be advisable to seek professional advice for what is required unless you have a working knowledge of building regulations and building construction.
If you choose this option, generally no detailed plans are required as greater emphasis is placed upon site supervision. However, a location plan will be required for works involving property extensions. Plans and details may be requested during the course of the work to assist us with checking, but these will only be requested if absolutely necessary.