Building control services

Building control is different to planning permission. It is the process of ensuring that government-set building regulations* are met in new builds, extensions and existing buildings.

Even when you have been granted planning permission, you will still need building control services to ensure your project meets the necessary standards and is safe and well built.

We work in partnership with South Staffordshire Council and Tamworth Borough Council to offer building control services to homeowners, businesses and developers across the district through the Southern Staffordshire Building Control Partnership.

Apply now

You can make an application to Building Control through the Southern Staffordshire Building Control website, which also offers guidance notes on applying.

Online application forms include (the below links take you to our external site):

About our service

Our teams have considerable knowledge and expertise and can help your project meets national building standards. We also aim to save you time and money through a fast, efficient, responsive and professional service. Principally covering Southern Staffordshire, we have experience in all types of schemes and building uses – from domestic conversions through to mixed-use developments.

Consider us part of your team and involve us as early as possible. To discuss your building control needs, pick up the phone and give us a call.

Visit the Southern Staffordshire Building Control Partnership website

Contact the team by email bchotline@lichfielddc.gov.uk or call them on 01543 308157.

*Building regulations in England and Wales are set by Communities and Local Government (CLG).


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Phone our contact centre: 01543 308 000
District Council House, Frog Lane, Lichfield, Staffs, WS13 6YY

If you need to contact a team direct, please visit our contacts page for team phone numbers and email addresses.

Opening times

Our main reception at Frog Lane in Lichfield is open Monday - Friday, 8.45am - 5.15pm.

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