Frequently Asked Questions for 7 Day Notice

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What is a 7 Day Notice?

A 7 Day Notice Application is a “fast track” way of commencing works prior to the Fire Safety Certificate being granted.

What is the fee for a 7 day notice?

The standard fee minimum for a 7 Day Notice is €250 or €5.80 per square metre of floor, whichever is the greater. The maximum fee is €25,000. This is double the amount for a standard Fire Safety Certificate application.  The fee may vary depending on the work proposed and the fees are listed in the Fifth Schedule of the Building Control Regulations.

Do I need to apply for a Fire Safety Certificate as well?

Yes, the 7 Day notice must be accompanied by a valid Fire Safety Certificate application and a statutory declaration in respect of the work proposed, but only the fee for the 7 day notice applies. You do not have to submit separate fees for both the Notice and the Fire Safety Certificate.

Can you apply for a 7 day notice if you have already applied for a Fire Safety Certificate?

Yes, if you have made a valid application for a Fire Safety Certificate you may submit a 7 day notice provided you submit the reference number of the original application, the revised fee and all the required documentation as listed in Article 20A of the Regulations. You should liaise with your local Building Control Authority.

What information should be included in the Statutory Declaration?

The name of the applicant on the Statutory Declaration must match that of the applicant on the 7 Day Notice application form. Also, the description of works on the Statutory Declaration must match the description provided on the 7 Day Notice application form. The Statutory Declaration must be signed, addressed, dated and stamped by a Commissioner of Oaths.

Where do I submit the 7 Day Notice?

You must submit your 7 day notice to the Building Control Section at the address below:

Dublin City Council,                                     
Building Control Authority                              
Block 4, Floor 2                                         
Civic Office                                                   
Wood Quay
Dublin 8
D08 RF3F

For more information

Building Control Division,
Floor 2,
Block 4
East, Civic Offices,
Wood Quay,
Dublin 8
D08 RF3F
Tel.: (01) 222 2145
Fax: (01) 222 2669