The Planning Department's Building Control Section is responsible for the enforcement of the Building Control Acts 1990 and 2007, and Regulations made under those Acts, which it does through regular monitoring and inspections of developments. Building Control is also responsible for the inspection of developments prior to the statutory taking in charge procedure, to ensure Council standards are met.
While primary responsibility for compliance with the Building Control Regulations rests with the designers, builders and owners of developments, the Council has the power of inspection as well as enforcement and prosecution where breeches of the Regulations occour.
In accordance with Building Control Regulations, developers are required to submit Commencement Notices prior to commencement of works, with certain works exempt from this requirement.
Please click on the links below in order to view/download Building Control Application Forms.
Taking in Charge Policy of the Council
The Council's requirements in respect of roads, services including street lighting and open space is set out in "Development Works in Residential and Industrial Areas".
Development Works in Residential and Industrial Areas (Guidance Document), July 1998
This document has been produced by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council for the purpose of setting out requirements for site development works and providing guidance to developers undertaking development works within the County area. The document provides guidance on the standards and technical specification for site development works outside the curtilage of the private site dwelling area. Generally, the standard of works to be done within the curtilage of the private dwelling area is regulated by the Building Control Acts, 1990 and 2007.
Please click on the link below in order to view/download this document.
Development Works in Residential & Industrial Areas (Guidance Document) 1998 (pdf -2,077kb) (pdf - 2.03MB)