Disability Access Certs
Building Control (Amendment) Regulations 2009
S.I. No. 351 of 2009
It is a requirement of Article 8 of these regulations that a certificate of compliance with respect to requirements under Part M of the Second Schedule of the Building Regulations (referred to as a Disability Access Certificate) shall be required in respect of all works or a building to which Part III of the Building Control Regulations 1997 applies (all buildings currently requiring a Fire Safety Certificate).
The regulations state that as and from 1 January 2010 no new building or no existing building in respect of which an extension or a material alteration has been made, shall be opened, operated or occupied unless a Disability Access Certificate (DAC) has been granted by the building control authority.
All architects/engineers and builders/developers involved in works to which these regulations apply (i.e. any works or building to which Part III of the Building Control Regulations 1997 apply, and which are intended to be opened, operated or occupied after 1 January 2010), should make themselves familiar with the requirements of these regulations.
An application for a Disability Access Certificate (DAC) shall be made to the building control authority on the prescribed form in related documents below. An application for a revised Disability Access Certificate can be found below.
The statutory fee for the making of a disability access certificate application, in accordance with Fifth Schedule to the Building Control Regulations 1997 to 2015, is €800 per building, or €500 per building where the application is made prior to commencement and coincides with an application for a fire safety certificate, where relevant.
An application for a dispensation from, or a relaxation of, any requirement of building regulations may be made under Section 4 of the Building Control Act 1990 on the prescribed form below.