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

From 1 August 2016 we have become a paperless service. This 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. The main difference is that we will not be issuing 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 are available to download from the Documents part of this page or from the relevant Related Page. Please note our fees for all applications have increased from 1st April 2016.  Details of the fees can be found on the fee schedule document and on the application forms.

Building Control has retained the Customer Services Excellence Award for the third year.

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.  The Service will help you reach all minimum standards without unnecessary fuss.  Your Building Regulation 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.

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 providing 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. A number of technical events and seminars are taking place over the coming months, for further details see Documents section.

There are some useful online guides to consider when 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, they will explain whether you’re likely to need Building Regulations consent:


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