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Fire Safety Certificates

A Fire Safety Certificate is an official document that verifies if a building design, submitted as part of an application will, if constructed in accordance with the plans and specifications approved by the Building Control Authority, comply with the requirements of Part B [Fire] of the Second Schedule to the Building Regulations 1997.

How to apply for a Fire Safety Certificate

Applications for Fire Safety Certificates, Revised Fire Safety Certificates, Regularisation Certificates may now be submitted via the online Building Control Management System (BCMS) portal.  A BCMS account is required to submit applications, so in the first instance, use the Sign Up option to register an account.

Information on the above applications, as well as 7 Day Notices, may be found in our Frequently Asked Questions document.

Fire Safety Certificates FAQs

If you require further details or help there is useful guidance on the NBCO YouTube Channel or contact Waterford Fire Service via email on

Fee Exemptions

In accordance with Article 22 of the Building Control Regulations, certain applicants may be exempt from the payment of fees. Please complete the form and upload it to the BCMS as a ‘Supporting Document’ in support of your claim for a fee exemption.

Building Control Regulations - Fee Exemption Form

Regularisation Certificate Applications - Model Certificate of Compliance

For Regularisation Certificate Applications, please complete a Certificate of Compliance and upload it to the BCMS as a ‘Supporting Document’ in support of your application. Model Certificate of Compliance available below.

Download Model Certificate of Compliance