This will occur prior to commencing construction on site and is where the Commencement Notice is submitted to the Building Control Authority along with Notices of Assignment (Builder and Assigned Certifier), Undertakings, the Design Certificate and accompanying
plans and documentation. A Preliminary Inspection Plan is required to be prepared and submitted. All information will be submitted using the new online Building Control Management System www.localgov.ie/bcms/.
The commencement notice must be received by the Building Control Authority not less than 14 days and not more than 28 days before commencing works on site.