Application documentation required:

Signed and completed prescribed Fire Cert application form

(A)Plus the following items:

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

Calculation of Fee:
€2.90 per square meter of actual floor area
Minimum fee of €125
Maximum fee of €12,500

Fire Safety Certificate Application forms are available from Kerry Building Control Authority or can be downloaded from this website. In general, if you are constructing a new building or making changes to an existing building, you will probably need a Fire Safety Certificate. If in doubt, please contact Kerry County Councils, Building Control Department.


A competent fire safety consultant should be employed to prepare a Fire Safety Certificate application and to work on a design for your building that complies with fire safety requirements. Poor or incomplete applications will not be assessed by the Building Control Department and will be returned as being invalid.


WARNING: IT IS AGAINST BUILDING CONTROL LAW TO COMMENCE WORKS PRIOR TO RECEIVING A GRANTED FIRE SAFETY CERTIFICATE EXCEPT WHERE AN APPLICATION FOR A 7 DAY NOTICE FIRE CERTIFICATE  APPLICATION  HAS BEEN SUBMITTED. FAILURE TO COMPLY MAY LEAD TO A HEAVY FINE, TERM OF IMPRISONMENT OR BOTH.


Once a Fire Safety Certificate is received, the works should be carried out in accordance with the specifications and plans approved under your application. It is recommended that a competent fire consultant be employed to supervise the fire related elements in the construction of the building.

Revised Fire Safety Certificate

Required where the original Fire Cert was applied for prior to planning and changes are necessitated by the subsequent grant of planning or where significant revision is made to the design or works or a material alteration or material change of use takes place subsequently but prior to commencement of construction.

Where a revised Fire Cert is required a person shall not carry out any works/material change of use until the revised Fire Cert is granted.

Application documentation required:


  • Signed and completed prescribed Revised Fire Cert application form
  • Drawings and items as described at (A) above


Fee:

Minimum Fee: €125

Maximum Fee: €12,500

€125 or €2.90 per sq metre except:

Material alteration of external surfaces of building €125

Agricultural Building  - €65 or €0.80 per sq metre >300sq m   

7 Day Notice Fire Certificate

Where it is intended to carry works or commence construction of a building, for which a Fire Cert is required, before the Fire Cert is granted.

  • Application documentation required:
  • Signed and completed prescribed 7 Day Notice form
  • Signed and completed prescribed 7 day Notice Statutory Declaration form
  • A valid Fire Safety Application form
  • Drawings and items as described at (A) above

 

Fee:

Minimum Fee €250

Maximum Fee €25,000

€5.80 per sq metre except :

Material alteration of external surfaces of building €250

Agricultural Building - €130 or €1.60 per sq metre >300sq m   

Regularisation Certificate

Required where works/material change of use have commenced or have been completed, for which a Fire Cert is required, without a granted Fire Safety Certificate or the submission of a 7 day Notice.

Application documentation required:

  • Signed and completed Prescribed Regularisation Certificate application form
  • Signed and completed Prescribed Statutory Declaration for Regularisation Certificate form
  • Drawings and items as described at (A) above


Fee:

Minimum Fee €500

Maximum Fee €50,000


€11.60 per sq metre except:

Material alteration of external surfaces of building €500

Agricultural Building  - €260 or €3.20 per sq metre >300 sq m

Kerry County Council, Co. Buildings, Rathass, Tralee

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

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