You can report a dangerous building, wall or structure to us and we'll inspect it as soon as we can.
If it's causing a potential hazard for the public we'll take appropriate action to make it safe.
If you're the building owner, you'll be responsible for all the costs involved in making the building safe. If we're unable to contact you we may have to carry out immediate work to remove the danger to the public without your permission, and claim the costs back from you.
How to make a report to us
For emergencies you should call:
- (01226) 772678 during office hours (Monday to Thursday 9am to 5pm and Friday 9am to 4.30pm)
- or (01226) 773555 when the office is closed
If you don't consider the structure to be causing an immediate danger, you can email us and we'll arrange to visit the location.
If you're planning to demolish a building you'll need to contact us for approval, so that we can make sure the work is monitored and doesn't cause any risk to public safety. Read more about demolishing buildings here.
Call into see us at the Central Library in Wellington House, for free advice about building regulations, or to leave us application forms and plans.
We're there every weekday (except bank holidays) from 9.30am to 1pm and you don't need to make an appointment.