The Building Control Acts 1990 and 1997 requires that all developments covered by the building regulations, except houses and agricultural buildings, obtain a Fire Safety Certificate.
Applications for Fire Safety Certificates can be made through the BCMS database on the National Buidling Control Office website at the following link: https://www.localgov.ie/
Applications for Fire Safety Certificates are granted on the advice of the Chief Fire Officer in the Dublin Fire Brigade. A Fire Safety Certificate is granted with or without conditions or refused. Technical questions can be answered by the Dublin Fire Brigade on Tel: 01 6734000 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
There is provision for an appeal to An Bord Pleanála against the decision of a Building Control Authority in relation to a Fire Safety Certificate application.
Make sure to send in your Commencement Notice or 7 Day Notice before you start work these are lodged through the BCMS website. You may also require a Disability Access Certificate.
All Fire Safety Certificate files are also available for viewing by appointment only. Older Fire Safety Certificate files are stored off site, but can be ordered in for a fee of €30.00. They must be ordered and paid for in advance.