Building Control

The Building Control Section is responsible for the enforcement of the Building Regulations in Cork City and also has a variety of functions concerning Dangerous Structures.


The Building Control system applies to the design and construction of new buildings, extensions and material alterations to, and certain changes of use of, existing buildings.


Note: The information contained here is intended to provide practical guidance, and is not a definitive legal interpretation of Building Control law. It is a legal requirement that buildings must be designed and built in accordance with the Building Regulations.


The primary responsibility for compliance with regulations rests with the designers, builders and building owners.

For more information:

Cork City Council, Fire & Building Control Department, Floor 2, Central Fire Station, Anglesea Street, Cork.
T12 DK52
Tel: (021) 492 4650

Related Links

Building Control Act 1990

Building Control Act 2007

Building Control Acts & Regulations 

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