Building Control is responsible for ensuring that Building Regulations are enforced. The standards include requirements on health, structural stability, fire safety, energy conservation and accessibility.
There is a common confusion among the public between Building Control and Planning.
Planning is concerned with, among other issues, the siting of the building, its visual impact on the surrounding area and general aesthetics.
From April 2015, councils have once again become responsible for Planning and you can find out more about the Mid Ulster District Council Planning Service here.
Building Control is concerned with the safety and health, welfare and convenience of people in and around the buildings, the protection of the environment and promotion of sustainable development.
To contact the Building Control Service:
Tel: 03000 132 132