Planning and Development

Disability Access Certificates (DAC)

Building Control

Online Submissions strongly encouraged during Level 5 restrictions

Due to the current level 5 restrictions and the advice regarding public health and to further mitigate against Covid-19 risk, Fingal County Council strongly encourages the use of the online BCMS system to make a submission for an application for a Fire Safety Certificate or Disability Access Certificate in the Fingal County Council administrative area.

Please note that a delay may occur for applications that are solely applied for in hardcopy format.

Online submission:

Online submission is available from

It should be noted that a hard copy of your submission or part of your submission may be requested as further information or revised information only, this is at the discretion of the Fire Officer/Area Engineer and will be dependent on the specifics of the application.

Please note that the two-month statutory period allowed for assessment of your application will begin when the application is fully submitted on the BCMS.

Postal / counter submissions:

Fingal County Council advise that postal/counter submissions for Fire Safety Certificate and Disability Access Certificate applications within Fingal County Council administrative area should be discontinued during this current level 5 phase to promote efficiency and safety. All building control application types should be submitted online through the BCMS system.

All 7 Day Notice applications must be submitted through the BCMS system.

If you have not used the BCMS previously for the submission of Commencement Notices / 7 Day Notices or Certificates of Compliance on Completion, it is recommended that you sign-up for a BCMS account now.  Please browse to  and use the Sign Up option to register an account

Find information on online submissions updated June 2020 here

A Disability Access Certificate (DAC) shows that you have made adequate provision for people with disabilities by complying with Part M of the Building Regulations 1997-2010.

You must apply for a DAC for all new buildings (including apartments, but not houses).  

Download the DAC application form and send the completed form to:

Building Control Section, Planning Department

Fingal County Council

PO Box 174

Main Street


Co Dublin

Or you can hand in your application at the Planning Counter in our Swords offices.

The office is open Monday to Friday, from 9:30am to 4:30pm.


To make a valid application, you must:

1. Clearly identify and describe the building or works

2. Show how the building or works comply to disability access standards by providing adequate provision for people with disabilities, including:approach to a building

  • access to a building
  • circulation within a building
  • use of facilities within a building
  • bedrooms in hotels and other guest accommodations
  • sanitary conveniences
  • audience or spectator facilities
  • apartments in a building   

3. Include two copies of:

  • drawings to scale, with site or layout plan, floor plans, elevations and sections all clearly marked
  • a detailed compliance report

4. Pay the fee of €800 per building. There is no fee for a primary school with four teachers or less.


Don’t forget:

Make sure to send in your commencement notice or 7 day notice before you start work.


Download the forms here:

Application for a Disability Access Certificate


Application for a Revised Disability Access Certificate 


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