What is eBuildingStandards?


The eBuildingStandards is a free service that is managed by the Scottish Government in partnership with all Scottish local authorities. To use the portal (and that of its sister ePlanning portal) you will need to create an account.

The eBuildingStandards portal allows you to complete and submit building warrant applications, completion certificates and other related forms associated with the end to end process of the building standards system. You can also upload documentation you have to support your application, buy and mark up a location plan (if you don't have one), and select from several payment options.

The site has help text available by clicking on the help icons located throughout the site, and the support tab in the right hand corner of the website has user guides to assist you should you require it. 

How do I get started?


Once you have created your account and logged in, the first step is to create a proposal for your application. This is a simple process involving:

  • Selecting the proposed site location;
  • Giving your proposal a name; 
  • Selecting which application, review or appeal forms you want to submit (e.g. building warrant, completion certificate, etc.); and  
  • Sharing your proposal and application with anyone else who requires access (e.g. colleagues in your organisation, etc.).

Once you've done this, the next step is to start filling out your application form online.

Why should I use the eBuildingStandards portal?


There are many benefits in using the service, including:

  • Sending in your applications electronically is the fastest and most effective method for submitting building applications. 
  • You can pay your authority directly for your application.
  • You can share proposals and applications with your colleagues or clients.
  • Professional users can register an organisation for their company, which allows all users within the organisation to access, view and edit each users proposal within the organisation.
  • You can easily upload documents online with your application.

Can I still make an application using paper forms if I want to?


Yes, if you wish to use the paper forms for your application, you can access them .

However, please be advised that some authorities may charge an additional administration fee to process paper applications.