Building Control

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

Drop-in service

Call into see us at Westgate Plaza One (ground floor reception area), Westgate, Barnsley, S70 2DR, for free advice about building regulations, or to leave us your application and plans. 

Find out where the nearest town centre car park is for your visit.  

The drop in service is currently suspended until further notice due to COVID-19 (coronavirus). Please do not attend Westgate Plaza as the service will not be available. We'll keep this situation under review. 

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