Building Control

Building Control is responsible for administering the Building Regulations in the Dublin City Council area. The Building Regulations apply to the design and construction of new buildings, extensions and material alterations to, and certain changes of use of, existing buildings.

A Commencement Notice is required to be submitted to Building Control when a person intends to construct a new building, or carry out works or a material change of use to a building, to which the Building Regulations apply.

A Disability Access Certificate is required to be submitted to Building Control to show that a new building makes adequate provision for people with disabilities by complying with Part M of the Building Regulations.

On these pages, you will find information on how to submit a Commencement Notice and Disability Access application, and information on BER Certificates and the Construction Product regulations.

Notice: The Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage have published an amendment to the Building Control Regulations making special provision for Commencement Notices submitted between 3 December 2020 and 28 March 2021 for residential construction or childcare.  Please see amendment (S.I. NO. 156 OF 2021).