Offaly County Council wishes to advise that the following Public Offices will re- open public counters on Thursday 5th August 2021 from 9.30 am to 1.00 pm Monday to Friday:

Áras an Chontae, Charleville Road, Tullamore

Tullamore Tullamore Municipal District Offices

The Public Offices listed below will open as follows:

** Edenderry Municipal District Offices (Tuesday-Thursday each week from 9.30 am to 1.00 pm only)

** Birr Municipal District Offices (Tuesday-Thursday each week from 9.30 am to 1pm only)

At Áras an Chontae, Tullamore, counter services for Planning, Roads, the Local Enterprise Office, Community & Culture, Corporate Services, Water Services and Environment will be available by APPOINTMENT MADE IN ADVANCE only.

Where possible the public should continue to access our services by phone, email, online or by appointment. Please read for latest information and measures in place.

Offaly County Council Building Control

Offaly County Council is a Building Control Authority under Section 2 of the Building Control Act 1990. The information provided on this website is a guideline and not a detailed review of the Building Control system. Building Control should not be confused with Planning Control, which deals with the planning conditions of a development.

Persons should seek professional advice on how to comply with both the Building Regulations and the Building Control Regulations for any particular development. The primary responsibility for complying with the Building Regulations rests with building owners, designers and building contractors.

The information contained here is intended to provide practical guidance, and is not a definitive legal interpretation of building control legislation.

For further information in relation to the Building Control Regulations and Processes please click the following links:

Commencement NoticesBuilding Control Application Forms
Fire Safety Certificates NotesDisability Access Certificates
Fire Safety Certificates FormsRelaxation/Dispensations
Building Control RegulationsBuilding Control Fees
Building Control Acts(s)Technical Guidance Documents

Submitting a Commencement Notice Application

A Commencement Notice Application must now be filed electronically online using the Building Control Management Software (BCMS) at the following link: BCMS

Contact Details

Building Control Authority
Central Fire Station
Sragh, Tullamore
Co. Offaly.

Tel. 057-9327410
Fax 057-9351524

Email :

Department Environment Heritage & Local Government