Apply for a building warrant

Your building warrant pack

When your application is approved, we will issue your building warrant pack to you or your agent.

Your pack contains:

1. Your building warrant

Your building warrant is the legal permission to start the building work or to convert or demolish a building.

A building warrant is valid for 3 years from the date of approval.

All conditions that apply to your building warrant will be detailed.

2. Stamp approved plans and specification

It is important that you work from the stamp approved plans and specification, as they show compliance with the Building Regulations.

You should use the stamp approved plans and specification for:

  • costing your project,
  • getting quotes from builders, and
  • supervising and checking the work on site.

3. A Start of work notice

By law you must notify Midlothian Building Standards within 7 days of the date on which work starts on site.

4. A Construction Compliance Notification Plan (CCNP)

A Construction Compliance and Notification Plan (CCNP) is a summary of the key stages of a project to be inspected by Building Standards. The number of key stages in a CCNP depends on how complex your project is.