Duties of Building Control

•    To receive, acknowledge, assess and register all Commencement Notices which are lodged in relation to works to which Building Control Regulations apply.

•    To receive, register and process all applications for Fire Safety Certificates and Disability Access Certificates made under the Building Control Regulations.

•    To receive and process applications received for dispensations or relaxations of any requirement of the Building Regulations.

•    To enforce the requirement to obtain a Building Energy Rating Certificate (BER) as required by the European Communities (Energy Performance of Buildings) Regulations.     

•    To carry out inspections on 12% - 15% of the number of buildings covered by Valid Commencement Notices as required by the Department of the Environment Heritage and Local Government and to ensure compliance with Building Regulations where necessary.

•    To monitor the use of construction products by checking their compliance with the Building Regulations.

•    To maintain a record of Commencement Notices, Fire Safety Certificates, Disability Access Certificates, Enforcement Notices, Decisions of the District Court, Applications for Dispensations & Relaxations, and Inspections Reports.

•    To investigate complaints and serve Enforcement Notices on those responsible for the construction of buildings to ensure that non-compliance is rectified.



Kerry County Council, Co. Buildings, Rathass, Tralee

Phone: (066) 718 3500     Email: info@kerrycoco.ie

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