Commencement Notices

Building Control Management System

From 1st March 2014 commencement notices are to be submitted through the on-line BCMS system at the following website www.localgov.ie and selecting BCMS.

Commencement notice

Lodgement of a commencement notice gives notice to the building control authority of the intention to erect such buildings, or classes of buildings or the carrying out of such works or classes of works, as may be specified in the regulations.

The notice must be submitted to the building control authority not less than 14 days and not more than 28 days before the commencement of the works or the material change of use.

 Subject to exemptions, commencement notices are required for:

§        The erection of a building

§        The material alteration or extension of a building

§        The material change of use of a building  

§        Works in connection with the material alteration (excluding minor works) of a shop, office or industrial building

 The fee payable is €30.00 per house/unit.

 

 WARNING: FAILURE TO SUBMIT A COMMENCEMENT NOTICE MAY LEAD TO SUMMARY PROCEEDINGS IN THE DISTRICT COURT WHICH CAN RESULT IN A HEAVY FINE