We are responsible to safeguard the general public against injury from a structure or building that is in a dangerous condition. 

Report a dangerous structure

Report a Dangerous Structure online

If the building does not pose an immediate danger please wait until the next working day to report it.

Tel: 01444-477570 Emergency: 0845-6021035 Email: bcinfo@midsussex.gov.uk

Please tell us:

  • The address of the structure or building
  • Why it is dangerous
  • Owner details - but only if you know who the the owner is
  • How to get access to the structure or building
  • Your name and contact details


You must give notice of any demolition to the councils building control section six weeks before any demolition begins.

Demolition work must also comply with the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007. A health and safety plan must be produced by the main contractor.

Please note: If a developer wishes to carry out demolition works that are not part of the planning application for the site - an application must be submitted to Planning to find out if approval is needed.

Submitting a notice

Email: bcinfo@midsussex.gov.uk

By Post:

Building Control
Mid Sussex District Council
Oaklands Road
Haywards Heath
RH16 1SS

Please remember to send a copy of this notice to:

  • The occupier of any close by building
  • Gas utilities
  • Electricity utilities
  • Water utilities


You do not need to send us a demolition notice:

  • If you are complying with a demolition order made under the Housing Act 1957
  • For internal work in occupied buildings
  • For small buildings with a volume of less than 1750 cubic feet
  • Greenhouses, conservatories, sheds or prefabricated garages attached to a larger building
  • Agricultural buildings

When can I start demolition work?

When you have:

  • Received a letter of acceptance or a counter notice from us
  • Or if you have not heard from us within six weeks of sending us the demolition notice

You should also wait for replies from anyone you have sent a copy of your notice to and make sure you have all other appropriate consents before starting.

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Last updated: 22 June 2018