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Online applications for building warrants

Press release   •   Aug 26, 2016 12:08 BST

Moray Council is now able to accept online applications for building warrants and supporting documentation.

A similar service for the submission of planning applications was introduced by the council several years ago.

Now its range of digital services has been extended to include building warrants - of which the council processes around 1200 every year – as part of a national rollout by the Scottish Government.

The e-building standards portal, which went live this week, enables building warrant applications to be submitted electronically to local authorities, along with other relevant documentation. Applicants will also be able to pay fees electronically.

The portal – which can be accessed at – is easy to navigate and has a similar look and feel to the online e-planning portal.

Moray Council’s principal building standards officer, Willie Clark, said the online service would save applicants time and money.

“Building warrant applications are very often accompanied by a large volume of supporting documentation such as plans and drawings,” he said.

“Submitting applications online will provide a more accessible service to our customers and will reduce copying costs and save on postage.”

Moray Council area stretches from Tomintoul in the south to the shores of the Moray Firth, from Keith in the east to Forres in the west. The council and its 4,500 employees respond to the needs of 95,510 residents in this beautiful part of Scotland, which nestles between Aberdeenshire and the Highlands.

Famous for its colony of dolphins, fabulous beaches and more malt whisky distilleries than any where else in Scotland, Moray is a thriving area and a great place to live.

Headquartered in  Elgin, the administrative capital of Moray.