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Regularisation Certificate

Where building work has been carried out without the benefit of Building Regulations a building owner may make a Regularisation Certificate submission (i.e. retrospective approval).

This is only applicable to work that has been carried out on or after 11 November 1985.

Following receipt of a submission for a Regularisation Certificate a building control officer will arrange to inspect the work.

It may be necessary for work to be exposed or uncovered to ascertain what work, if any, is required to ensure the requirements of the Building Regulations are met. Once it has been determined what steps are necessary to secure compliance with the Building Regulations the building owner will be notified in writing.

Charges apply to this process and are payable with the submission. Charges are 120% of the relevant current Building Notice charge (no VAT is payable). On satisfactory completion of work a completion certificate will be issued.

If you have any queries please contact the Council's Building Control section. These notes are for general guidance only. Full particulars of a "Regularisation" request are contained in Regulation 18 The Building Regulations 2010.

Make a submission 

To submit an application by post,

and send it together with the required information and charge to the Council at West Lancashire Borough Council, Directorate of Development and Regeneration Services, 52 Derby Street, Ormskirk L39 2DF.

You can bring the submission and charge in person to the offices but these should be placed in a sealed envelope and deposited with the Customer Services reception. We are unable to provide a receipt for the charge at the reception point but one will be provided after the submission has been registered.

Mastercard / Visa Credit Cards: Please note a charge will be made for payments made via credit card.