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Building control

Our building control team is here to give advice 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 Fire and Rescue. We can offer a development team approach, which is unique to Local Authority Building Control.

Contact us by:
Telephone: 01727 819289 (Technical Support)
Building Control Officers carry out site visits Monday to Friday between 10.30am and 2.30pm.



Due to the current COVID-19 emergency, St Albans District Council Building Control has reviewed its inspection policy.

To adhere to the government guidelines on social distancing, we are suspending site inspections and will move to an ‘evidence based approach’.

This evidence needs to be agreed with your case officer. Please forward photos/videos etc to giving the site address and a contact number for the case officer’s assessment.

Plan checking will continue as normal. If possible please submit applications electronically.

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