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Copies of Documents

We can provide copies of

  • Decision Notices
  • Completion Certificates
  • Regularisation Certificates

Applications made after 1 November 1991

We can produce a 'certified copy' within 10 working days and there is no charge if you provide us with the Building Control application reference number. Please email building.control@dover.gov.uk

Applications made before 1 November 1991

We are unable to issue copy Decision Notices or Completion Certificates for applications submitted prior to 1 November 1991. We can check our archive records and supply a letter confirming details of the approval and completion dates, where these details exist.  

  • Fee: £36.78 per address (Including VAT)

We will normally deal with your request within 10 working days. Please ask separately for Building Control and Planning documents. 

Copies of Planning Documents

Viewing submitted plans and documents

Unlike planning applications there is no general public right to inspect plans deposited under the building regulations. However, as the owner of a property we do allow you (or your agent) to examine previously submitted plans where, for example, you are doing so in order to help prepare an application under the building regulations. Please make requests at least 72 hours in advance.

  • Plans and documents are protected under Copyright and therefore copies cannot be provided without the express permission of the Architect / Author.

Fees for other submitted documents

Authorised copies of plans and / or documents:

  • A4 Copy: £0.10 each (includes VAT)
  • A3 Copy: £0.20 each (includes VAT)
  • Above A3: £5 each (includes VAT)


Contact Building Control

Tel: 01304 872495

Email: buildingcontrol@dover.gov.uk