Dangerous buildings and demolitions

The council has a responsibility and legal powers to respond to structures and dangerous buildings as they occur.

All buildings that appear to be dangerous, dilapidated and or neglected should be reported to the council. The matter will be treated with the utmost urgency.

The Building Control service operates a 24-hour call out service on 01724 297000.


If you intend to demolish a building over 49 cubic metres, under the Building Act 1984 you must apply for a demolition notice at least six weeks prior to work commencing.

Completed forms should be submitted to Building Control with the relevant location plan of the building and adjoining streets, the correct fee, together with a method statement for the demolition of larger buildings.

NOTE: Application fees for demolition are currently £61. VAT is not applicable.

For more information regarding demolition works please contact us.

Planning permission

The demolition may also require planning approval. You can find out more on the Planning Portal.

Normal Office times: Monday to Friday between 9am to 5pm

Dangerous buildings can be reported in normal office times.

Out of office times for dangerous buildings only:

Monday to Friday: 5pm to 9am
Saturday and Sunday: anytime


01724 297428

Church Square House
30-40 High Street
North Lincolnshire
DN15 6NL

Out of hours emergency: 01724 297000