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Planning and initial building control payments

Due to essential maintenance Public Access will be unavailable from 18:00 on Friday 24 November to 15:00 on Sunday 26 November. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Building Control

You can contact us on our new number 0113 378 6006 or by emailing

We are now a paperless service which means that applications can be processed more quickly from receipt to the issuing of Decision Notices and Completion Certificates reducing paper, printing, postage and storage costs as well as time.

We no longer issue any 'stamped up' paper or electronic plans so please ensure that your drawings are numbered and any revisions clearly marked as they will appear on your decision notice which will be emailed to you. Any endorsements or conditions will also appear on your decision notice.

Application forms and guidance

These are available on the Building regulation application page.


Our fee schedule provides details of all our charges.


To make your payment for building regulation applications online you will need your application reference number.

What is building regulations approval?

Whether you are a householder or business and want to improve your property, build an extension, convert your loft or garage, fit out shops or offices, build a house or even a factory, you will need building regulation approval.

We will help you reach all minimum standards without unnecessary fuss. Your application will be processed quickly and we will give you useful and practical feedback on your plans and provide regular site inspections to help with any unexpected issues that arise during building work. We provide a trusted, independent, publicly accountable, not-for-profit service that is excellent value with the highest professional integrity.

Additional services

We also provide additional services to professional developers and contractors in conjunction with LABC Consult including:

  • Fire risk assessments
  • SAPs, SBEMs and other energy assessments
  • Code for Sustainable Homes assessments
  • Acoustic testing
  • Air pressure testing
  • Access audits
  • Structural and fire engineering
  • Contamination consultancy

We are also responsible for administering and monitoring demolition work throughout Leeds and provide a Dangerous Structure Service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

We play a major part in securing public safety at sports grounds and major indoor and outdoor events. You are welcome to drop into the Development Enquiry Centre to talk to us before you make a building regulation application (Leonardo building, 2 Rossington Street, Leeds, LS2 8HD, Mon to Friday, 9am to 5pm).

Online guides when considering making changes to a property

These guides are not a substitute for professional advice but aim to show how your project will be affected by the building regulations. The guides are divided into chapters that contain advice about popular projects and will explain whether you’re likely to need building regulations consent:


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