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 IMPORTANT NOTICE - CHANGES TO SUBMISSION PROCEDURES

Please be advised that there is an online Disability Access Certificate (DAC), Fire Safety Certificate (FSC) and Dispensation/Relaxation Application submission process available through the BCMS from MONDAY THE 13TH JULY..  If you have not used the BCMS previously for the submission of Commencement Notices/7 Day Notices or Certificates of Compliance on Completion, it will be necessary for you to sign up for BCMS account in order to access the online submission facility. Please go to https://www.localgov.ie/en/bcms and use the SIGN UP option to register an account.  This will allow you to become familiar with how the system looks and behaves.  You can also visit the NBCO YouTube Channel to see how the Commencement Notice system works as the Application submission process will be very similar. All instructional videos will be posted on the NBCO YouTube Channel.

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTING PAPER COPIES OF ANY OF THESE APPLICATIONS

 

 

 

A Disability Access Certificate (DAC) shows that you have made adequate provision for people with disabilities by complying with Part M of the Building Control Regulations. You must apply for a DAC for all new buildings (including apartments, but not houses).  

BUILDING CONTROL (AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS 2009

S.I. No. 351 of 2009
It is a requirement of Article 8 of these regulations that a certificate of compliance with respect to requirements under Part M of the Second Schedule of the Building Regulations (referred to as a Disability Access Certificate) shall be required in respect of all works or a building to which Part III of the Building Control Regulations 1997 applies (all buildings currently requiring a Fire Safety Certificate).

The regulations state that as and from 1 January 2010 no new building or no existing building in respect of which an extension or a material alteration has been made, shall be opened, operated or occupied unless a Disability Access Certificate (DAC) has been granted by the building control authority.

All architects/engineers and builders/developers involved in works to which these regulations apply (i.e. any works or building to which Part III of the Building Control Regulations 1997 apply, and which are intended to be opened, operated or occupied after 1 January 2010), should make themselves familiar with the requirements of these regulations.

An application for a Disability Access Certificate (DAC) shall be made to the building control authority on the prescribed form.  The fee for the making of such application, as set down in the regulations is €800 per building.

In order to comply with BUILDING CONTROL (AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS 2009

S.I. No. 351 of 2009 a Disability Access Certificate (DAC) shall be required in respect of all works or a building to which Part III of the Building Control Regulations 1997 applies (all buildings currently requiring a Fire Safety Certificate).

The regulations state that as and from 1 January 2010 no new building or no existing building in respect of which an extension or a material alteration has been made, shall be opened, operated or occupied unless a Disability Access Certificate (DAC) has been granted by the building control authority.

An application for a Disability Access Certificate (DAC) shall be made to the building control authority on the prescribed form. The fee for the making of such application, as set down in the regulations is €800 per building. 

Building Control (Amendment) Regulations 2018

Building Control (Amendment) Regulations 2018 (S.I. No. 526 of 2018) came into effect on 17th December, 2018. This amendment to the Regulations is in respect of application for Disability Access Certificates (DAC) and separates the requirement for a DAC from the requirements of a Fire Safety Certificate BUT to avoid any doubt - this amendment makes no change for the requirement for a Fire Safety Certificate.