This page provides contact details for Building Regulations.

Within Northern Ireland, district councils are responsible for a number of the functions set out in Building Regulations. These functions are carried out by the council’s Building Control Department.

If you are seeking information about an application for Building Control approval, or if you have a question about enforcement of Building Regulations, please contact your local district council.

From 1 April 2015, councils are responsible for drawing up local development plans, making the majority of planning decisions, and shaping how their area grows and develops in ways that respond to the needs of the communities they serve. If you have a question about planning matters it should be addressed to the planning office.

The Department of Finance (DoF) is responsible for the development and the implentation of policy and legislation relating to the Building Regulations for Northern Ireland. Building Regulations Unit (BRU) delivers this function on behalf of DoF.

Building Regulations Unit
Properties Division
Department of Finance
3rd Floor
Northland House
3-5A Frederick Street
BELFAST
BT1 2NR
 
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