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: From the 1st of July 2021, Building Control (Amendment) Regulations 2021 (S.I. No. 229 of 2021) will be enacted. 

The revised Regulations state that “Where a copy of the 7 day notice statutory declaration referred to in Article 20A (2)(a)(ii)(II), has been submitted via the Building Control Management System, the applicant shall retain the original 7 day notice statutory declaration and shall produce the original 7 day notice statutory declaration for inspection where required to do so by the building control authority.”

You can see the full wording of the new Statutory Instrument here:

http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2021/si/229/made/en/pdf

Therefore it is not necessary to forward a hard copy of the statutory declaration to Building Control when lodging a 7 day notice.

Please retain the original document with your records – we shall request it if required.