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 (pdf, 80k) (opens new window) .

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.  

Find out more about demolition on the Planning Portal website.

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

Contact information

Building Regulations and Standards

City Hall

Bristol City Council, PO Box 3176

Bristol, BS3 9FS

Opening Hours

You'll need to make an appointment to visit us in person. Call us to book an appointment.

Appointments are at:
City Hall
College Green



Tel: 0117 922 3000