Building Control

10th December 2021 - Important COVID Information relating to our building control service during the COVID-19 outbreak

We provide services to ensure the safe construction and condition of all types of buildings in Dartford. In this way, we help protect the health and safety of all people who use the buildings.

Check your Building Control Application status or find historic application data relating to a property via My Property.

Make a new Building Control Application - Important service improvement - Please note that all online Building Control application will now be submitted electronically via the Planning Portal online forms **. The first time you use this service you will need to register as a new user and then you will be able to complete your online application and attached drawings and calculations etc.

To calculate the required fees please view the relevant fee table on the Building Control fee tables and application forms page and then call Building Control Administration on 01322 343204 to make your payment.

Building Control Service

Dartford Building Control has a dedicated team of building control surveyors with detailed local knowledge and extensive experience in all types of construction.  We are part of LABC, which is acknowledged as the UK’s leading national building control service.  We are committed to maintaining the highest standards and ensuring that the built environment in which we all live, work and play is safe and healthy.

As building standards grow ever more complex, we work with you to achieve quality construction that is regulatory compliant. Whether you are a building owner, developer, architect, professional adviser or contractor you can rely on us.  We are committed to providing a quality service and as such all our teams, both technical and administrative, operate within an ISO 9001:2015 quality management system.

We check that new building work in Dartford meets the standards of the Building Regulations.

Building Regulations Approval is the means by which we check that a building is built to these standards. If you want to carry out any building work, you must find out whether Building Regulations apply. If so, you must apply for Building Regulations Approval.

Are you concerned about the safety of a privately owned building? If so, please contact Building Control

The following are links to advice you may find useful:

Surveying Services

We provide a full range of building surveying services to the Council and other clients, these include:

  • Emergency officers available at all times to survey dangerous buildings and structures
  • Ensuring that demolition work is carried out safely and does not damage the environment including advice to contractors, clients and professionals
  • Advice on means of escape in case of fire and access for the disabled in both residential and commercial buildings
  • Advice on safety at sports grounds and other events

Householder services

We are here to give you advice if you are considering or have submitted a building regulation application.

It is possible that your project may require planning permission, it is important that you check whether this applies to you before submitting a building regulation application.

This section aims to give you a step-by-step guide through both the plan and inspection phases of the process:

Commercial and Special Projects

Registered Schemes - Construction Details

At Dartford we provide a professional Building Regulation service to building project teams within the construction industry.

We believe that communication is at the heart of any successful team. To show this commitment we positively encourage you to involve us in your project team at the earliest stage of your process. We can give you building regulation advice at pre-tender, design and construction phases of your scheme.

We will designate an experienced Building Control Surveyor to work with you and look after your project, produce associated reports and assist you through the Building Regulations and allied legislation processes.

Our technical excellence has been gained over many years of dealing with all building types and designs in Dartford.

We offer you:

  • Early pre-application advice from the earliest stages of the project design
  • Facilitation of meetings between you, other Council departments and the Kent Fire Service
  • Site meetings whenever you want them
  • Receipt of electronic plans
  • Negotiable fees
  • Value for money
  • For further information please contact us

Building Control Fee Tables and Application Forms

Building Control Annual Financial Statements

Local Authorities are required by The Building (Local Authority Charges) Regulations 2010 to publish an annual financial statement relating to their Building Regulations Chargeable and Non-Chargeable Account.

The financial statements for Dartford Building Control for the past three years can be viewed below.

Annual Financial Statement for 2018/2019

Annual Financial Statement for 2019/2020

Annual Financial Statement for 2020/2021

How to order your Ordnance Survey maps for planning, building control, land charges and street naming applications.