Kerry County Council is a Building Control Authority under the Building Control Act, 1990 amended 2007 and as such has various powers of inspection, enforcement and prosecution to ensure compliance with Building Regulations and Building Control Regulations.

Building Control should not be confused with Planning Control, which enforces the planning conditions of a development.


 Overview of Building Control Legislation

Objectives of Building Control

Duties of Building Control

Building Regulations

Commencement Notices

Fire Safety Certificates

Disability Access Certificates (DAC)

Building Energy Rating (BER)

Discretionary Powers of the Building Control Authority

Non-Compliance and Penalties

General Advice for Builders and Home Buyers


Recommended Links

Application Forms




Kerry County Council, Co. Buildings, Rathass, Tralee

Phone: (066) 718 3500     Email:

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