Use this service to apply to register a high-rise residential building in England.
Applies to England
If your organisation is the principal accountable person for a building, or the principal accountable person has authorised you to act for them, you can use this service to:
- apply to register the building
- continue or change an application you started previously
- withdraw an existing application
- manage who can use the service for you
The principal accountable person is the organisation that owns or is accountable for the building’s safety.
In limited circumstances, an individual can be the principal accountable person.
If the building has more than one accountable person, the principal accountable person is the one who is accountable for the external walls and structure of the building.
Before you start
A high-rise residential structure has:
- at least 7 floors or is at least 18 metres in height
- at least 2 residential units
A high-rise residential building can contain one or more high-rise residential structures.
Apply to register 2 or more structures as a single building when they’re connected by either:
- a walkway, lobby or basement, that contains a residential unit
- an internal wall containing normal use doors
You must give us the following information about the building:
- the number of floors at or above ground level
- its height in metres
- the number of residential units
- its completion date
- its address or addresses
If your building is made up of more than one high-rise residential structure, you must give us this information for each structure.
We’ll also ask about the principal accountable person and any other accountable persons.
You must declare that all the information you have told us is correct.
To complete your application, you must pay £251 per building. You need to pay by credit or debit card.
If you cannot pay by card, you may be able to pay an invoice through a bank account. You must pay the invoice before we can assess your application.
After you’ve paid, you’ll have 28 days to give us more detailed information about the structure and fire safety of the building. The information you give here will help you when you assess the building’s risks, as part of your safety case.
You can save your application and return to it at any time.
You can use this service as many times as you need. But you can only give us information about one building at a time.
If you need help using this service
Contact us if you need help with your application to register a high-rise residential building.