Building Control

How to get a copy of a completion certificate

Building Control information is only available to the homeowner, or solicitor acting for the homeowner. The documents provided by a designer do however remain subject to copyright laws. Therefore, before any drawings, calculations or other documentation can be copied the designers consent will be required and should be provided with any request of documents.

The cost for us to perform a search of our records and provide a copy of a completion certificate (payable on each separate property) is £30.72 + VAT (£38.40)

Additional charges for copying other documents:-

A4 monochrome - 10p per sheet.
A4 colour - 30p per sheet.
A3 monochrome - 20p per sheet.
A3 colour - 60p per sheet.
A2 monochrome - 40p per sheet.
A1 monochrome - 80p per sheet.
A0 monochrome - £1.60p per sheet.

Additional time to copy documents – Please contact building control on 01437 764551 for a quotation.

The aim of levying these charges is to avoid the burden of the costs falling on all Council Tax payers.

Important information.

  • All charges for copies of documents are non-refundable.
  • Building control records are only retained for a period of 15 years.
  • Please remember that a completion certificate can only be issued where a satisfactory final inspection has been undertaken.
  • We aim to respond to requests for information within 7 days of receipt of a valid request.
  • All requests must be made online via the link below and paid in full in advance.
  • We do not hold copies of competent persons scheme certificates (Prefix CP)
  • For works overseen by an Approved Inspector, please contact them directly for a copy of the final certificate (Prefix IN)

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ID: 3339, revised 22/08/2018