Disability Access Certificate Application Forms Information
A Disability Access Certificate, DAC, certifies that the design of works complies with Part M of the Building Regulations.
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 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.
Please note that 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)
Building Control (Amendment) Regulations 2018 (S.I. No.526 of 2018) specifies the buildings or works, which do require and do not require a Disability Access Certificate with respect to the requirements of Part M (Access and Use) of the Second Schedule of the Building Regulations.
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. Please contact our Fire Services regarding Fire Safety Certificates.
if your project already has a DAC and the design has changed significantly then a "Revised Disability Access Certificate" is most likely needed
Part M Disability / Access Applications Register
Yearly registers since 2010 below give more information
Links for Standards and Guidance
Building Control Regulations concerning DACs are listed below
Building Control (Amendment) Regulations 2018 (S.I. No. 526 of 2018)
Department Building Standards website; https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/95d00-building-standards/?referrer=http://www.housing.gov.ie/housing/building-standards/building-standards
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Last update 31st January 2023