How to apply for building regulations approval

You can apply by downloading the relevant application form (in word format) below:

Please send your completed form (with the supporting information) by email or post to: 


Building Control, Place Directorate, 

Tower Hamlets Town Hall
160 Whitechapel Road
E1 1BJ

Payment of fees

Following the submission of your documentation and our allocation of an application   reference number, you will need to pay the appropriate fee. Our support team will make contact with you either via phone or e-mal to confirm this and please be aware that payment is required in advance of commencing any works.

What happens after you submit an application

Full plans and building notice

We'll come to inspect your building work at the start, end and at various stages to make sure it complies with building regulations.

After you’ve submitted your application, you must let us know at least two working days before work starts. For more details go to the site inspection page.

Regularisation certificate

We’ll check your application and contact you to arrange an inspection.It may be necessary to open up and uncover parts of the work so that we can inspect it. You might need to make alterations.

Other application forms

OS site plan

Some applications will require a site location plan to be submitted with completed forms as well as other documentation. Plans can be purchased from the Planning Portal