Building (Scotland) Act 2003

Under Section 24 of the Building Scotland Act 2003 every local authority in Scotland must keep a Building Standards Online Register for their area. The register contains information in relation to:

  • applications for building warrants and amendments to building warrants
  • the manner in which these applications have been dealt with
  • completion certificates and their acceptance or rejection 

Scottish Ministers also have powers to make regulations for other information to be included in the Building Standards Register. This includes details of certificates from approved certifiers in support of building warrants or completion certificates and information on enforcement notices served by local authorities.

Under the Building (Procedure) (Scotland) Regulations, the Building Standards Register must be maintained in two parts. Part I is publicly available and published on the relevant local authority website but the information held in Part II has access restrictions imposed by these regulations.