Demolition of buildings
If you plan to demolish a building or part of a building, you must let us know, giving us at least six weeks’ notice
How to give notice of an intended demolition
Fill in the demolition notice form.
You’ll need to include a 1:1250 site location plan.
You must not start work until we've issued a demolition notice, or six weeks has expired since we received your notice form.
The demolition notice will include requirements and conditions that set out how the demolition should be carried out.
You may also need to get planning permission or prior approval to demolish a building.
When you don’t need to give us notice
You don’t need to tell us if you’re planning to demolish:
- an internal part of a building, where the building is occupied and it is intended that it should continue to be occupied
- a building smaller than 50m3 (external volume)
- a greenhouse, conservatory, shed or prefabricated garage, where they form part of a larger building
- an agricultural building, unless it forms part of a building with other uses
Building Regulations and Standards
Brunel House, 2nd floor, Brunel Wing
Bristol City Council, PO Box 3176
Bristol, BS3 9FS
We operate 'appointment only' visits to this office. Please telephone 0117 922 3000 to book an appointment.
If you have queries about a specific application, please telephone before 10.30am.
St George's Road
Tel: 0117 922 3000