Renfrewshire Council

Building Standards Application Forms and Guidance Notes

Before you build or make alterations to a property - either your home or business premises - you should contact your local Building Standards office to find out if you need permission.

Building Standards deal with enquiries about:

  • Building Warrants
  • Completion Certificates
  • dangerous buildings
  • demolitions
  • Section 50 licensing certificates

Building Standards forms are available to download under 'Related Links'.

See guidance notes below to find the right form for your project.

Building Warrant application form: use this to apply for permission for a new building. Or if altering, extending, converting or demolishing an existing building.

Notes for guidance can help when applying for a Building Warrant. Notes include the level and type of information required; fee charges; where to submit applications and what happens next.

Notice regarding start of work: once a warrant has been granted you must tell Building Standards when work will begin. This notice should be submitted before work begins and no later than 7 days after work has started.

Electrical certificate submission guidance note: this explains the type of certification and supporting documentation needed for new installations and alterations to an electrical circuit.

Amendment to Building Warrant 2003 Act: if you have a building warrant but are making changes to the plans you must apply to amend your Building Warrant. NB 2003 Act applies to applications made after 1 May 2005.

Notice of intention to use approved certifier of construction: complete this if you intend to use an approved certifier of construction. NB 2003 Act applies to applications made after 1 May 2005.

Application for Temporary Occupation/Use 2003 Act: if you need to occupy a building before receiving completion certificate acceptance notice complete this form. NB 2003 Act applies to applications made after 1 May 2005.

Building Standards Enquiry Form: complete this when unauthorised work has been carried out to a property prior to 1 May 2005. You can also use this form if you need copies of statutory approvals or completion documents. NB this service carries a fee of £50 per search plus all reproduction costs. If a visit is required, the fee will be £200.

Application to extend period of Building Warrant validity: Building Warrants are valid for three years from approval date. Use this form if you have not completed works and need to apply for an extension. Applications should be made within the original three-year period.

Section 50 licensing certificate:to be completed when a Building Standards certificate of suitability is required in association with a new premises license under Section 50 of the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005.

Completion certificate where no Building Warrant obtained: for use when work that did not receive Building Warrant has been completed. NB all works should have a Building Warrant before being carried out.

Notice of finalisation of design details- Form Q: complete for certification of contractor designed details.

Section 89 Form: for use when building a raised platform structure under Section 89 legislation of the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982.

If you have any questions about Building Standards or these forms please contact us using the details below.

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