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Apply for building control approval

It is important to get building control approval before you start working on your project.

There are two types of building regulations applications:

If you have carried out work without getting approval first, you can complete a regularisation application to get retrospective approval.

Full plans

Full plans are for larger projects. We will check your applications before you start work and advise of any changes that you need to make. We will provide you with an approval certificate when your proposed plans meet the regulations.

More information on full plans applications

Building notices

Building notices are for small domestic building work including:

  • internal alterations
  • some small extensions

More information on building notices


Advice and guidance on making an application

Advice and guidance on making an application is available on the LABC website which gives detailed information on the process.

Advice and guidance on making an application

You can also speak to Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council for advice by calling 01642 526040 or 01642 526043.