The Government has agreed that Level 5 (with some amendments) as set out in the Plan for Living with COVID-19 will continue to apply nationally until July 5th 2021. The Government has clearly stated that there is a continued need to minimise the level of mobility and congregation of people in order to reduce all opportunities for transmission of the virus.

Please note that our library buildings have reopened to the public for Browsing Services and Contact & Collect since Monday, May 10th. Please see Library Page.

Consequently, and in line with current public health guidance, the Offices of Offaly County Council are closed for walk-in services to support this reduced mobility policy.

Public access cannot be facilitated during LEVEL 5 restrictions. Therefore, Offaly County Council services will be available by telephone, email, online post and only where absolutely necessary and in exceptional circumstances by appointment. Please read latest information.

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