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Building Control Regulations

The Building and Fire Safety Regulations Frequently Asked Questions are a simple guide to understanding the building control system, which applies to the design and construction of new buildings, extensions and material alterations to and certain changes of use of existing buildings.They are intended as a practical guide, and are not a definitive legal interpretation of building control law. For more information, you can contact our Planning Staff.

The law governing building regulations and procedures is  set out in the Building Control Act, 1990, the Building Regulations, 1997-2002 and the Building Control Regulations, 1997-2014. These may be purchased from the Government Publications Sales Office, Sun Alliance House, Molesworth Street, Dublin 2 (Phone 01-6476995/4).As part of these new regulations Article 9(1) (b) (iii) states that a Commencement Notice shall be accompanied by the completion of an online assessment, via the Building Control Management System, of the proposed approach to compliance with the requirements of the second schedule to the building regulations. To carry out this online assessment and for further information go to

As of the 1st of March 2014 new Building Control Regulations apply with regard to to the lodgement of Commencement Notices and Seven Day Notices see Building Control Amendment Regulations 2014 SI No 9 of 2014 doc, 2,048kb

Please find below application forms relevant to Building & Fire Safety Regulations:

Building Control Application Forms

Application for a Fire Safety Certificate doc, 17kb

Application for a Revised Fire Safety Certificate doc, 135kb

Guidance Notes for a 7 Day Notice doc, 31kb

Application form for a 7 Day Notice doc, 40kb

Application for a Disability Access Certificate doc, 21kb

Application for a Revised Disability Access Certificate doc, 47kb

Application form for a Regularisation Certificate doc, 48kb

Application form for 7 Day Notice Statutory Declaration doc, 24kb

Application form for a Regularisation Certificate Statutory Declaration doc, 29kb

Application form for a Regularisation Certificate Statutory Declaration doc, 29kb

Commencement Notice doc, 1,247kb

Taking in Charge

Section 180 -Taking in Charge Legislation pdf, 33kb

Developer Request pdf, 369kb

Resident Association Request pdf, 27kb