Shropshire Council

Dangerous structures

We're responsible for dealing with structures which are deemed to pose an immediate danger to the public. Our role is to deal with the immediate danger if the owner isn't available to do so, or is unknown at the time of the incident. Costs incurred are subsequently charged to the owner. It's not our role to rebuild or rectify faults.

Report a dangerous structure

To report a structure that you consider may be dangerous please call our Building Control team on 01743 258710 or email –

To help us to process the report more quickly, please provide as much information as possible, including the address, location and perceived nature of the danger. If a surveyor needs to attend the site or work needs to be done to remove an immediate danger, costs will be incurred and charged to the registered owner.

Reporting a major structural failure out of hours

If you believe that people are at serious risk of an imminent major structural failure out of hours (between 5pm and 8am, at the weekend or on a public holiday), please call our emergency number on 0345 678 9000.

You'll find our dangerous structure recovery of costs information attached to this page.