Non-Compliance and Penalties

All buildings must be designed and constructed in accordance with the Building Regulations. The primary responsibility for designing and constructing buildings in compliance with Building Regulations rests with builders, designers and owners / developers.

Failure to comply with Building Regulations or the Building Control Regulations can lead to summary proceedings being taken by the Building Control Department of Kerry County Council in the District Court which can result in a heavy fine or term of imprisonment or both.


Warning: Certificates of Compliance issued by builders, architects and engineers have no legal identity under the Building Control Acts, 1990 to 2014.

A building may or may not comply with Building Regulations regardless of whether or not it has a Certificate of Compliance. A Certificate of Compliance is essentially a private document prepared in connection with the conveyance and mortgaging of property.



Kerry County Council, Co. Buildings, Rathass, Tralee

Phone: (066) 718 3500     Email:

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