Welcome to eBuildingStandards.scot


The eBuildingStandards.scot portal is part of the the Scottish Government's eDevelopment.scot service.


Want to find out more about Scotland's Building Standards system?

Why not check out the Scottish Building Standards Customer Journey or visit mygov.scot for a quick overview of the process.

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What is eBuildingStandards?


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 - all online and from the comfort of your own home or office.


How can I get started?


You will need an account to get started. To create your account click on the 'Create an Account' button in the top left of this page.

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.

Help is available by clicking on the help icons located throughout the site.

The Support tab in the top right hand corner of the site has user guides to assist you should you require it. 


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 note that under the current circumstances, many authorities are working remotely and are steering applicants to submitting their applications online. If you still wish to submit a paper application to your authority through the post, there will likely be a delay in your local authority processing it compared to submitting it electronically.

For more information please get in touch with your local authority.


How can I find out more about the Scottish Building Standards System?


More information is available in the Building Standards Customer Journey. This has been produced by Scottish Government Building Standards Division to assist anyone making home improvements or starting building work.

For more detailed information, we'd recommend the Scottish Government's Planning pages on mygov.scot