Building Control

Following recent amendments to the Building Control Regulations, see S.I. No. 229 of 2021, from Thursday 1st July 2021 all applications for Fire Safety Certificates, Disability Access Certificates, Revised Fire Safety Certificates, Revised Disability Access Certificates, Regularisation Certificates, Dispensations and Relaxations to Cork City Council can be submitted online via the Building Control Management System (BCMS) without the need to submit additional paper copies.

Cork City Council recommends the BCMS as the preferred method for the submission of all Building Control applications. 

If you have not used the BCMS previously, it will be necessary for you to sign up for a BCMS account in order to access the online submission facility.  Please click through to sign up and register an account

All instructional videos will be posted on the National Building Control Office YouTube Channel.  

If you require any further assistance with, or advice on, the submission process please contact our offices.



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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