The Building Control Division is responsible for administrating the Building Regulations. The Regulations are applied and enforced throughout the Dublin City Council areas and are supported by the technical guidance documents. These technical documents, known as approved documents are to provide guidance for meeting the requirements of the Building Regulations 1997 – 2011.
- Constructing a building
- Making a Material alteration to a building
- Extending a building
- Materially changing the use of a building
- Carrying out any works in connection with the material alteration of a shop, office or industrial building
You do not need to send in a commencement notice if:
- the work is exempted development under the Local Government (Planning and Development) Acts, 1963 to 2000 and it does not require a Fire Safety Certificate
- A Commencement Notice with documentation (also known as a “Long Form”)
- In this case an Assigned Certifier must be appointed and extra statutory documentation must be submitted
- A Commencement Notice without documentation (also known as a “Short Form”)
- In this case just a Commencement Notice form must be submitted.
NOTICE: Please see this page for instructions on how to lodge the new Opt-out form.
- the design and construction of a new dwelling
- an extension to a dwelling of greater than 40 meters squared .
- works which require a Fire Safety Certificate
Disability Access Certificate
A Disability Access Certificate is required for the following
For new buildings other than dwellings (but including apartment buildings) and certain works to which the Requirements of Part M of the Building Regulations apply which commence or take place on or after 1st January 2010.
A Disability Access Certificate is an approval by the Building Control Authority that the proposed design of the building is in compliance with Part M of the Building Control Regulations.
A pre-application advisory services is available for certain Disability Access Certificate applications. Please click here for further information.
For more information Tel.: (01) 222 2145 Fax: (01) 222 2669 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: This information contained here is intended to present a guide and is not a definitive legal interpretation of the building control laws.
For more information
Building Control Division,
East, Civic Offices,
Tel.: (01) 222 2145
Fax: (01) 222 2669