Raised Structures Certificate

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Licence Summary

Building Standards Certificate (Raised Structure)

Eligibility Criteria

Anyone or group holding an event which will include a raised structure such as staging or grandstand type seating

How to Apply

You can apply for this licence by downloading and completing the application form below.  You can also pay for it using the Pay Building Standards Fees option on our website. 

Raised Structures Application Form (pdf 72.35 KB)

Regulation Summary

Read a summary of the regulations relating to this licence

Will Tacit Consent apply?

No. Written consent will only be provided once Building Standards are satisfied that the structure is safe for use.

Other evidence required

Location plan, design certificate or calculations as provided by a structural engineer


Licence costs £250 and lasts for the duration of the event

Who do I contact if I need more advice?

If you have any more questions or need any further advice please contact the local area office closest to your site.