Apply for a demolition notice

Apply for a Demolition Notice

Due to unavoidable essential maintenance, demolition applications submitted through this website between Thursday 25th January 2024 and Wednesday 31st January 2024 will be subject to a delay in formal registration. During this period, please contact the Building Control service directly to discuss your application submission requirements -

You must let us know if you intend to demolish the whole or part of a building. 

You’ll need to apply for a demolition notice if the building is bigger than a double garage. This is required law under the Building Act 1984 (Section 80).

You may also need planning permission if the building is:

  • a house 
  • a listed building, or 
  • in a conservation area

You're also responsible for:

Apply for a notice 

The easiest and quickest way of giving us notice of the intended demolition is to complete our online form. 

Apply for a Demolition Notice

You should apply at least 6 weeks before you start work. 

How much it costs

There is a charge of £200 for a demolition notice. 

This covers:

  • the administrative and professional costs in registering, and notifying interested parties
  • any necessary site inspections to ensure the work is completed satisfactorily

Paying your fee

You can pay online or over the phone by calling 020 8547 5002. 

After you’ve applied

We'll send you some conditions within 7 to 14 days. This is to ensure the work is carried out as safely as possible, with the least impact on the public.

We'll also tell:

  • the building's neighbours
  • the fire service, and 
  • the Health and Safety Executive


Last Modified: 25/01/2024 09:04:09