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Planning and building standards

Apply for a building warrant

Apply and pay online for a building warrant

Before you start

  • You need plans of the work.
  • It's an offence to start work until we approve the warrant. You could face legal action and a fine up to £5,000.

Apply on eBuilding Standards Scotland

How to pay

We no longer accept cheques. You can only make payments by debit or credit card.

Pay online

You can also phone our payment centre on 0141 577 3008.

Lines are open Monday to Friday between 9am and 4.15pm. You must quote the reference number or address.


We aim to respond to your application within 20 working days from when we validate your application and fee.

This timescale can vary due to:

  • size and complexity of proposals
  • quality of plans and information

eBuilding Standards Scotland online service

You can also use the online service to:

  • submit an amendment to a building warrant application
  • submit a completion certificate
  • extend the time a building warrant is valid for
  • submit additional documents
  • notify start of works


Phone: 0141 577 3001

Related information

Building warrant fees

Extension checklist

Loft checklist


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