Submitting a Commencement Notice
For works requiring additional documentation a completed copy of the commencement notice must be signed by the owner of the works and must (refer to section 9 S.I. No 9 of 2014) be accompanied by the following;
- General Arrangement Drawings
- A schedule of design documents as are currently prepared or to be prepared
- An online assessment via the Building Control Management System of the proposed approach to compliance with the requirements of the Building Regulations 1997 to 2014;
- The preliminary inspection plan
- A Certificate of Compliance (Design)
- Notices of Assignment in respect of the Builder who will carry out the works and of the Assigned Certifier who will inspect and certify the works, and
Certificates of Compliance signed by the Builder and the Assigned Certifier undertaking to carry-out their roles in accordance with the requirements of the Building Regulations.
- It must be accompanied by the correct fee. Along with the notice the accompanying documentation and appropriate fee you must submit evidence of the following, if applicable.
The Following Reference Numbers should be included.
- Final Grant of Planning Permission
- A Fire Safety Certificate (if required) Application for Fire Safety Certificate
- A Disability Access Certificate (if required) Disability Access Certificate form
With regard to the above, please note that:
- The Designer and the Assigned Certifier must be a Chartered Engineer, or Registered Architect or Registered Surveyor
- A Competent Builder must execute the work
- Your drawings must show details of how your Building will comply with the Building Regulations - drawings submitted for planning permission purposes are not typically building control compliance drawings.
- The commencement notice and accompanying documentation must be filed electronically via the online Building ControlManagement System.https://www.localgov.ie/en/BCMS
(Note: Statutory approvals relating to fire safety and disabled access continue to apply where relevant and are not affected by the above changes).
Check the Building Control (Amendment) Regulations, 2014 ( S.I. No. 9) and Code of Practice for Inspecting and Certifying Building work , for further information.
Fee for a Commencement Notice
€30 in respect of each building if complete application submitted on-line
Maximum fee for a Commencement Notice is €3,800 (Admin charges not included in max fee).
N.B. Further Administrative Fees for Documents submitted in paper format
Building Control Administrative Charges 2014.