Applying for a Building Warrant

Do I Need a Building Warrant?

Whether or not you need to obtain a building warrant depends on a number of different things. In order to make an assessment you will need to consider what type of property you have and whether anyone else may be affected by the work you want to do.

Some works are entirely exempt (Please refer to Schedule 1 of Regulation 3 Exempted) Buildings and Services, Fittings and Equipment - PDF)

Other work may be exempt from the need to obtain a warrant. ( Please refer to Schedule 3 of Regulation 5) Building and Work Not Requiring a Building Warrant - PDF)

Where the work you wish to do is not included within either of the above categories a building warrant will be required.

For additional information please see the links below or the Apply for a Building Warrant page.

Scottish Government Building Standards home page

Scottish Government Building Standards Technical Handbooks Information: 
Building regulations - Building standards - (