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Commencement notice fees

The standard fee for a Commencement Notice is €30.00
Where the proposed works or the material change of use (as the case may be ) relate to more than one building, the fee shall be €30.00 in respect of each building subject to a maximum of €3800.00.
In determining the fee payable in respect of a commencement notice, a house in a terrace and a semi-detached house are each to be treated as being a separate building.

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, online payment, and frequently asked questions (FAQs).

Note: Where a building control authority makes a refund in respect of the submission of a commencement notice, the refund shall not be such as to reduce the balance of the fee to less than €30.00.

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Content Last Updated/Reviewed: 04/02/15