Make a regularisation application
If you’ve started or carried out works without building regulations consent, you can apply for a regularisation certificate
Most building work needs building regulation approval. Sometimes this is overlooked and the works continue without permission.
If you carry out work without a building regulations application, we can take enforcement action. This could affect a future sale of your property.
How to apply for a regularisation certificate
Online with iApply
iApply is the fastest way to apply for a certificate as your application is created in our database.
Before you can use iApply you must first create a user account.
For advice see our short guide on using iApply (pdf, 895k) (opens new window)
iApply includes links to pay the fee via our website or by phone.
What fee is payable
Check the fee charges (pdf, 37k) (opens new window) (opens new window) to find out the cost of your application before applying.
Submitting your application
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.
Fill in the regularisation application form (pdf, 79k) (opens new window) and post to Building Regulations and Standards, City Hall, Bristol City Council, PO Box 3176, Bristol, BS3 9FS or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You’ll need to include a fee which is detailed in the form.
What happens next
Once you’ve sent your application, we may ask you to open up and uncover work so we can inspect it, like:
- dig a hole next to foundations
- remove sections of wall or ceiling
You might need to make alterations.
We’ll give you a regularisation completion certificate if the work meets the regulations.
What happens if you don’t put the works right
We may take enforcement action against you if an application is not made or the works are not put right.
Read our privacy statement and our Building Regulations and Standards privacy notice (pdf, 113k) (opens new window) to see what we do with your personal information.
Building Regulations and Standards
Bristol City Council, PO Box 3176
Bristol, BS3 9FS
Appointments are at:
Tel: 0117 922 3000