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Building control

Changes to the Commencement Notice process have come into effect from the 1st of March 2014 in accordance with S.I. No. 9 of 2014 – Building Control (Amendment) Regulations 2014.

A new national Building Control Management System (BCMS) website provides for the completion of a mandatory online assessment, information on the submission of commencement notices and frequently asked questions (FAQs).

Building control process commencement notices, fire safety certificate applications, disability access certificates and maintains a register of these applications.

Building control also inspect up to 15% of new works to monitor compliance with all the requirements of the Building Regulations.

Building Control Officers have the following discretionary powers:

  • A right to inspect any works to which the building regulations apply.
  • A right to request information relating to any works to which the building regulations apply.
  • A power of enforcement for non-compliance with the building regulations.
  • The power to prosecute by summary or by High Court proceedings for non-compliance with the building regulations.

Contact

Building Control Authority,
Central Fire Station,
New Road,
Ennis,
Co. Clare,
Telephone: (065) 6846302
Fax: (065) 6840877

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Content Last Updated/Reviewed: 16/02/16