Building control

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Building Control advise on buildings and building works to ensure the health, safety, welfare and convenience of people using them.

We offer a fast, proactive and customer-focused service within the City and District.

We aim to help achieve compliance with the Building Regulations in the most cost-effective manner, whilst maintaining the original design concept.

We can give pre-application advice and work with you to develop your scheme, which can result in cost savings.

We have close links with other Council services, including Hertfordshire County Fire and Rescue.

We can offer a development team approach, which is unique to Local Authority Building Control.

Contact us by:

Telephone: 01727 819218 (Building Control Officers) or 01727 819289 (Technical Support)


Post: at the address below.

Building Control Officers carry out site visits Monday to Friday between 10.00am and 2.30pm.

In this section

Applicationformsand fees Make an application

Application forms, fees and copies of certificates.

advice sign Advice and guidance

Leaflets and FAQs to help you

Architectsandlocalagents Choosing an agent, builder or contractor

General information about choosing an agent, builder or contractor

house with magnifying glass Site inspections and completions

Information about which stages in the building process the council must be notified and how to do so

Dangerous_ buildings_100 Dangerous structures

Information on whom to contact about a dangerous structure and what will be done about it.

Demolition_100 Demolition

Information on how to ask the council's permission to demolish your building

consulting on planning document Planning

Controlling the use and development of land for homes and buildings in a sustainable way. Planning applications, planning policy etc