Do I need a Building Warrant?

A Building Warrant is required for any conversions (defined in Schedule 2), new build works or works to alter, extend, install services, fittings or equipment or to demolish.

The exceptions to this are works that come under Schedule 1 which are exempt (the building regulations do not apply) or under Schedule 3, where no warrant application is required but the completed works must comply with the Building Regulations.  Schedules 1, 2 and 3 can be downloaded from the link on this page.

The guidance leaflets linked to on this page may also be useful to help in deciding whether a warrant is required or not and what is needed to be aware of if no warrant is required. If in doubt, please contact the Building Standards Team; details are on this page.

Page last updated: 1 November 2017