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Special and temporary structures

Temporary structure on the Thames

In addition to Building Regulations approvals for permanent buildings certain Special or Temporary Structures require consent by the City of London District Surveyor in accordance with Part IV, Section 30 to the London Building Acts (Amendment) Act 1939. Please download and either print the Special and Temporary Structures application form; or complete electronically for submission to the address given below.

Download the Special and Temporary Structures application form (94KB)  

Our charges for processing an application vary dependent on the type and scale of the work involved. A charges schedule is included on the application form. If you have difficulty assessing the amount payable please contact one the numbers or addresses given below.

We have produced a simple guidance note to assist you and explain the background to this legislation. It can be viewed by following the link below:

Special and Temporary Structures guidance note (522KB)

District Surveyor's Office
Department of the Built Environment
City of London
PO Box 270

020 7332 1000
District Surveyor

13 November 2012
Last Modified:
17 September 2019
Bill Welch