Obtain a completion certificate
Apply for a completion certificate - electronic submission
This guidance applies to granted electronic building warrants only.
If you are unsure if your granted building warrant is electronic or paper, please contact us on 0131 271 3350.
Once the work is complete, the relevant person (usually the homeowner, tenant or building owner) applies for acceptance of a completion certificate via the eBuilding Standards portal (see our guide Complete a Completion Certificate and Additional Supporting Documents).
The owner must always be named on the Completion Certificate - Submission form. The owner is always notified when a completion certification is accepted or rejected.
There is no fee for applying.
You need to submit supporting documents with your Completion Certificate - Submission form:
Apply for temporary occupation or use
With our agreement, an application for temporary occupation or use can be submitted whilst a completion certificate is being finalised.
We only grant temporary occupation where the work is complete according to plans, specification and Building Regulations, but relatively minor issues outstanding mean that we cannot issue a completion certificate.
We only grant permission for temporary occupation or use for a short period.
Usually the homeowner, tenant or building owner applies for temporary occupation or use via the eBuilding Standards portal (see our guide Complete an Application for Temporary Occupation or Use).
Building warrants issued before 01 May 2005
For queries about obtaining a completion certificate for a building warrant granted before 01 May 2005, please contact us directly.