Disability Access Certificate Application Forms Information

A Disability Access Certificate officially certifies that the design of works is in compliance with the Part M of the Building Regulations. If a Fire Safety Certificate is required a Disability Access Certificate is most likely necessary.

Disability Access Certificate

A Disability Access Certificate, (DAC), officially certifies that the design of certain works is in compliance with the requirements of Part M of the Building Regulations. Part M of the Building Regulations has direct bearing on the geometrical layout of a building, (e.g. parking, entrances, corridors, lifts, stairs, sanitary facilities, etc). Therefore we advise that, in order to avoid the need for remedial works, the requirements of Part M should be taken on board in the early design stages of a construction project.
If a Fire Safety Certificate is required a DAC may be necessary.
A new building or an existing building may not be opened, operated or occupied unless a DAC (or, a Revised Disability Access Certificate) has been granted by the building control authority.
A Certificate of Compliance on Completion cannot be processed without a DAC, if a DAC is required.

The Building Control (Amendment) Regulations 2018 (S.I. No. 526 of 2018) came into effect on 17 December 2018.
The Building Control (Amendment) Regulations 2018 separates the requirement for a Disability Access Certificate from the requirements for a Fire Safety Certificate, and explicitly specifies the buildings or works, which require/ do not require a Disability Access Certificate with respect to the requirements of Part M (Access and Use) of the Second Schedule to the Building Regulations. The amendment primarily clarifies the application of Disability Access Certificates to existing buildings when brought back into use.
To avoid any doubt, this amendment makes no change to the requirement for a Fire Safety Certificate, which remains as per Part III Fire Safety Certificates. Accordingly, the provisions of S.I. No. 9 of 2014, which requires statutory certification, remain unchanged. Please contact our Fire Services regarding Fire Safety Certificates.

The Building Control (Amendment) Regulations 2018 (S.I. No. 526 of 2018) came into effect on 17 December 2018.
01-Circular-BC06_2018.pdf

2021 Form_DAC_KKCoCo.pdf
2021 Form_DAC_KKCoCo.docx

if your project already has a DAC and the design has changed significantly then a "Revised Disability Access Certificate" is most likely needed

Application Forms;

2021 Revised_DAC_KK_Co_Co-Form.pdf
2021 Revised_DAC_KK_Co_Co-Form.docx

Part M Disability / Access Applications Register

2010 to 2021 Register-All-Years---Quick-check-using-Planning-Reference
Yearly registers since 2010 below give more information
2010 Register---Part-M-Applications
2011 Register---Part-M-Applications
2012 Register---Part-M-Applications
2013 Register---Part-M-Applications
2014 Register---Part-M-Applications
2015 Register---Part-M-Applications
2016 Register---Part-M-Applications
2017 Register---Part-M-Applications
2018 Register---Part-M-Applications
2019 Register---Part-M-Applications
2020 Register---Part-M-Applications
2021 Register---Part-M-Applications

Links for Standards and Guidance 

Building Control Regulations concerning DACs are listed below   
Building Control (Amendment) Regulations 2018 (S.I. No. 526 of 2018)

Links for Standards and Guidance
Technical Guidance Document M - Access and Use (2010)
Technical Guidance Document M - Access and Use (2010) - Flowchart
Technical Guidance Document M - Access and Use (2010) - Building Control Officer Training Manual

Department Building Standards website;  https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/95d00-building-standards/?referrer=http://www.housing.gov.ie/housing/building-standards/building-standards

If your query is not answered here, you may contact

Anne Britton
Technician,
Building Control,
Ph.: 056 7794029
E-mail: anne.britton@kilkennycoco.ie

Last update 24th January 2022

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