Once the plans supporting a Building Regulations application have been passed, a booklet of yellow cards is provided to the applicant or their agent. This practice will cease with effect from January 2018, where after the yellow cards will only be issued upon request. The appropriate card should be presented to Planning and Building Control as each stage of the build is reached. This will initiate an inspection by a Building Control Officer at key stages during construction.
Alternatively you may request an inspection using the form to the right of this page.
Same day inspections can usually be arranged where the request is made to the Department, preferable by the form to the right or by the pre-paid post cards or fax before 10am. Prior discussion can be held on how best to fit in with your programme.
Other intermediate inspections are also made which include concrete reinforcement, fire stopping and any other concealed work that may be hidden once the works have been completed.
Where inspections relate to Full Plans Applications, statutory inspection fees are due immediately after the first site inspection for the commencement of work. The amount due by way of the inspection fee is notified to the applicant (or their agent) in writing at the time that the plans are passed.
Information Note - A current consultation on potential improvements to the planning system is open for comment until the 15 December 2017. For more information please visit: https://consult.gov.im/environment-food-and-agriculture/improve-the-planning-system/