Submit a building notice
You can submit a building notice for small domestic works, new houses and extensions
You don’t get formal approval like you do with full plans, but we’ll acknowledge your building notice.
If you’re constructing a loft conversion, we would advise you to make a full plans application. Further information is usually needed, for example structural calculations.
If you’ve already started work see make a regularisation application.
How to submit your building notice
Submit online with iApply
iApply is the fastest way to make a submission as your notice is created in our database.
You can drag and drop multiple plans and documents as one process.
Before you can use iApply you must first create a user account.
iApply includes links to pay the fee via our website or by phone.
For advice see our short guide on using iApply (pdf, 895k) (opens new window) .
To submit your application you must select next at the top of the page once all sections have been completed. You must then select I accept and submit. Otherwise the application will remain as draft.
Other ways to submit your building notice
You can also submit a notice using our online form:
Fill in the full plans and building notice submission form (pdf, 165k) (opens new window) or call us on 0117 922 3000 and we’ll fill in the form for you and take payment.
You’ll need to include
- estimated cost of work (where applicable)
- correct fee (pdf, 71k) (opens new window)
What happens next
We’ll acknowledge your building notice.
We may ask for any plans of the work or calculations.
You won’t get a formal decision notice.
You’ll need to book a site inspection.
You can start work two days after your notice has been submitted.
Building Regulations and Standards
Bristol City Council, PO Box 3176
Bristol, BS3 9FS
Appointments are at:
Tel: 0117 922 3000