Building Warrants and Completion Certificates

A building warrant is the legal permission required to carry out building works. The building standards service is responsible for granting building warrants which ensure that your application complies with Building Regulations – which you can read on the The Scottish Government websiteIf a building warrant is not obtained this could lead to difficulty should you wish to sell your house.

The Scottish Government has produced a document which outlines the customer journey, roles and responsibilities of homeowners in relation to the building standards process.

Download Customer Journey (PDF)

Scottish Government have also produced useful document for all applicants and agents submitting a building warrant application. It provides procedural and technical checklists and promotes using competent professionals to help produce a quality application as they have the knowledge and understanding of the system, process and regulations. A link to the document is provided below.

Making a Quality Building Warrant Application - What you need to know - (


You can make applications to our Building Standards team online, 24/7, through Use this for electronic submissions for building warrants and other related forms such as completion certificates.

Making an online application is simple, can save you time and money and will be delivered to us swiftly, enabling us to start considering applications sooner. sits alongside the platform. If you've not used either site before, you'll have to register an account. However, if you've created an account for you can use these login details for

IMPORTANT: If you make any applications online or by paper copy, you must continue through the process in the same way. For example, you can't begin by applying online then send paper copies of documents to us, and vice versa.

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