Disability Access Certificate (DAC)

A DAC is required for new buildings other than dwellings (including apartment buildings) and certain works to which the Requirements of Part M of the Building Regulations apply, which commence or take place on or after 1 January 2010

A DAC is an approval by the Building Control Authority that the proposed design of the building is in  compliance with Part M (Access for people with Disabilities) of the Building Control Regulations.

When you receive a DAC in relation to a proposed design, it means that your building will only comply with the Disabled Access requirements of the Building Regulations if it is constructed in accordance with the plans, documents and information submitted to the Building Control Authority.

Application documentation required:

Two copies of a signed and completed prescribed Disability Access Certificate application form plus the correct fee.

(B) Plus two copies of each of the following items:

  • Complete set of Technical Drawings Including
  • A Site Location Map
  • A Site Layout Plan
  • Elevations
  • Floor Plans
  • Sections
  • Technical Report
  • Any Specifications / Calculations


Fees : €800 per Building


Revised Disability Access Certificate

Required where a Disability Access Cert has already been granted for a building and significant changes to the design or works of the building, extension, material alteration or change of use takes place.

Application documentation required:

  • Two copies of signed and completed prescribed Revised Disability Access Certificate application form
  • Drawings and items as described at (B) above

Fees : €800 per Building


The following documents are in PDF format. Adobe PDF Document Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view these documents. (Documents open on a separate page).

Kerry County Council, Co. Buildings, Rathass, Tralee

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

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