Apply for a building warrant

How long does it take to get a building warrant?

The national target for issuing a first technical response, or a building warrant if applicable, to a building warrant application is 20 working days from receiving a valid application and fee.

Please note that most building warrant applications receive a first technical response.

We aim to assess your application as quickly as our workload permits. Our performance typically meets and improves upon the national target for a first response.

The time taken to gain a building warrant varies depending on:

  • the size and complexity of your proposed work,
  • the quality of the plans and information submitted, and
  • the number and complexity of revisions required to show compliance with the Building Regulations.

Due to these factors, it is difficult to give an exact estimate of how long it takes to get a building warrant for an individual application.