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Building Control Online

You can download an application form and view our current Building Regulation charges. Building control applications that have been submitted can be viewed on our online Building Control System.

By clicking SEARCH, you agree to adhere to the TERMS & CONDITIONS laid out below.  Alternatively you can view our interactive building control map.

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Terms and Conditions of Use

Colchester Borough Council makes every effort to maintain the accuracy of the information on this website but cannot accept responsibility for and disclaims all responsibility for any loss or damage which may arise from the use of the information provided.

Data Protection and Freedom of Information
Colchester Borough Council may publish any response to this notification on its website, including any personal information (such as a telephone number) contained within it. It does not accept 'confidential' comments. By sending your comments you confirm that you agree to this and accept legal responsibility for your comments. No acknowledgement will be sent and all comments will be publicly available.

Major applications

Please be aware if you are planning to submit applications electronically which may attract a large amount of drawings or specific reports then we reserve the right to request additional hard copies of such documents up front at the time of submission. 

Before embarking on a building project please refer to the related links below.

Application Forms

The following documents are in Adobe Acrobat format (pdf) and, dependent upon your connection speed, may take a while to download. If you are using Acrobat Reader and experience any problems please follow the guidance on the Adobe Website link.

To download an application form please click on the link below:

pdf icon Application Form [72kb]

Building Control fees can be viewed by clicking on the link below:

pdf icon Building Control Fees [585kb]

Building Control Fees and Charges

In accordance with section 3(1)and(2) of The Building (Local Authority Charges) Regulations 2010 Colchester Borough Council has produced a scheme of charging for the provision of certain Building Control services.

To download the Standard Building Regulations Charges please click on the link below:

pdf icon Standard Building Regulations Charges [585kb]