Dangerous Buildings

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When Dublin City Council becomes aware of any structure (or place) that is or is likely to become dangerous an Inspector from the Dangerous Buildings Section carries out an investigation. Comprehensive powers of enforcement can be exercised by this Section under the Local Government Acts. Appropriate action is then taken to eliminate the danger.

If you are concerned that a structure is or is likely to become dangerous then contact the Dangerous Buildings Section.

Report a dangerous building

Call (01) 670 7316 (24 hours)


If you are concerned about a building which is neglected or unsightly, this is dealt with by the Derelict Sites Section which is run by the Water, Waste and Environment Department. Find out more about Derelict Sites

If you are concerned that a building either doesn’t have or doesn’t comply with planning permission you should contact the Planning Enforcement Section within the Planning Department. Find out more about Planning Enforcement

For more information

Dublin City Council
Dangerous Buildings Section
Block 4, Floor 2
Civic Offices
Wood Quay
Dublin 8

Tel: (01) 222 3322
Emergency 24 hour number: (01) 670 7316
Fax: (01) 222 2084
Email: dangerousbuildings@dublincity.ie