Planning registers

Self-build and custom house register

The self-build and custom housebuilding register is a list of individuals or associations who want to purchase a serviced plot of land to build a home in Watford.

Find more information on the self-build register online:

How to be included on the self-build register

To have your details added to the self-build and custom housebuilding register, you need to complete the Watford right-to-build application form (PDF)

Eligibility criteria

To apply to register to build your own property, you must be:

  • aged 18 or older
  • a British citizen, a national of an EEA state other than the United Kingdom, or a national of Switzerland
  • looking (either alone or with others) to obtain a serviced plot of land to build a house to occupy as your sole or main residence

To register as an association, you must appoint a member or officer as a contact between the association and Watford Borough Council.

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