Dangerous structures and public safety

What does the Council do about dangerous structures?

Dangerous structures can be buildings, walls, fences or any other structure that because of their condition present a danger to people.  Fire, impact from vehicles and severe weather can all leave structures in a dangerous condition.

If you discover a dangerous structure, contact us to report it. We will inspect it as soon as we can. If we feel that the public is in immediate danger, we will arrange to have the structure made safe or cordoned off. If we have to do this, we will ask the owner to pay back our costs. Whenever we can we will get in touch with the owner and ask them to make it safe. Owners have a duty in law to maintain their property in a safe condition.

To report a dangerous structure, either:

Useful forms

Contact details

Email:
Post address:
Building Consultancy
Derby City Council
The Council House
Corporation Street
Derby
DE1 2FS
Phone: 01332 640744
Minicom: 01332 640666
Book inspections by text message: 07811 758906
Building Consultancy
Derby City Council
The Council House
Cororation Street
Derby
DE1 2FS