Access to Building Control records
For information on how to search for, obtain copies of and gain access to building control records, please see our handy guidance note in the side panel.
You can access the building control applications database to search for building regulation applications in Milton Keynes that have started and/or completed since 1997, and information on other types of work (e.g. work completed by Competent Persons). You can also find information on planning applications.
Please note: This search may not reveal all records that might be shown on a Local Authority Search (CON29). Personal Search agents are advised to refer to our guidance note on access to records above.
Public Register of Initial Notices
You can access the Public Register of Initial Notices from below. Search the document using Ctrl+F and the address to find the application details, including insurance providers.
Obtaining Copies of Building Regulations Approvals or Compliance Certificates
Please refer to the access to building control records guidance note in the documents section.
Please note: The Public Access database only reveals limited information where work has started and/or completed at a property. It will not show applications where work has not yet commenced and it may show expired applications that would not show on a CON29 search.
For a complete search (CON29), contact our team.
Definition of References
Description of works - what work is covered under the application
Site address - the address the work relates to
Application reference number - on a CON29 search this is revealed under Q1.1(f) (YY/*****/SUFFIX).
Valid date - date the application is received by the council
Decision date: date the application has been approved (this is approval of plans under a Full Plans application, acceptance of a Building Notice, acceptance of an Initial Notice (IN) or issue of a Regularisation Certificate.
Building work started - the work has not yet been signed off by Building Control
Building Work Complete - the work has been signed off and a Compliance Certificate has been issued (either by us or by another building control body or Competent Person scheme)
Name of insurer - this is only shown for Initial Notice applications
Scheme name of Competent Person - which Competent Person scheme was responsible for self-certifying the work. This can often be blank
Understanding The Reference Numbers
Building control reference numbers are unique to each application but can relate to applications that are being dealt with by other bodies. The suffix denotes the type of application:
DEX - Full Plans domestic extension
DGA - Full plans loft conversion
OTH - Full plans commercial other work
OTHBN - Other work Building Notice
IN - Initial notice (work being undertaken by an approved inspector)
Competent Person scheme notifications only
Last Updated: 7 May 2020