Building Control Fees

Articles 24 and 25 of Part V of the Building Control Regulations 1997 outline the fees payable to the Building Control Authority. The fees payable to the Building Control Authority are as follows:

Application for a Relaxation or Dispensation:

  • Dwellings - €125.00
  • Other buildings - €250.00

Commencement Notice:

€30.00, or, where (a) the proposed works or the material change of use (as the case may be) relates to more than one building, €30.00 in respect of each building.  In determining the fee payable in respect of a Commencement Notice, a house in a terrace and a semi-detached house are each to be treated as being a separate building. The maximum fee payable to a Building Control Authority shall be €3,800.00 in respect of the submission of a Commencement Notice. This fee is paid online during the electronic submission of a commencement notice at https://www.localgov.ie/en/link-type/bcms.

Fire Safety Certificate:

The fee for an application for a Fire Safety Certificate in respect of

1. Work in connection with the construction or extension of a building: €125.00, or €2.90 for each square meter of floor area being provided, whichever is the greater.

2. Work in connection with

(i) The material alteration of the interior of a building: €125.00, or €2.90 for each square meter of relevant floor area, whichever is the greater,

(ii) The material alteration of the external surfaces of a building €125.00

(iii) A combination of (i) and (ii) above: €125.00, or €2.90 for each square meter of relevant floor area, whichever is the greater

3. A building in which a material change of use takes place €125.00, or €2.90 for each square metre of relevant floor area, whichever is the greater

4. Works or a building, where the building concerned will be used as an agricultural building €65.00, or €0.80 for each square metre in excess of 300 sq.m. of:

(i) Gross floor area being provided, or

(ii) Relevant floor area, as the case may be, whichever is the greater.

The maximum fee payable to a Building Control Authority shall be €12,500.00 in respect of an application for a Fire Safety Certificate.