Orkney Islands Council
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Building Warrants

A Building Warrant application must be of a suitable standard.

What Is Required For a Building Warrant Application?

We need two sets of scaled drawings and full details of the project when you apply for a Building Warrant, and three sets of drawings if the project involves something other than a home.

Details of building materials and construction methods are needed, along with plans giving details of the building’s location and drainage layout should be submitted along with your completed application form and appropriate fee based on the estimated cost of works. Detailed Building Warrant frequently asked questions are available from the 'Related Links' section of this page.

Applying For a Building Warrant

Please review the guidance information on this website or contact the Building Standards team on Telephone: 01856 873535 for information on Building Warrants and procedures. Application forms are available for download.

You can download the following documents from the 'Related Downloads' section of this page:

  • Application for Building Warrant.
  • Application for Amendment of Building Warrant.


Fee information can be found on the Council Charges page available from the 'Related Links' section of this page.

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