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Summary

Sports grounds within Causeway Coast and Glens Borough with a capacity of 5,000 people or more must have a valid safety certificate:

The Environmental Services Department within Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council is responsible for issuing these certificates, which help to ensure the reasonable safety of spectators.

How to apply?

To apply you must supply details about the venue and the sports played there, as well as the name of the principal contact person for the found and a ‘qualified person’.

A qualified person is defined as ‘a person who is likely to be in a position to prevent a contravention of the terms and conditions of a certificate’.

They should hold a position of authority within the management of the venue and may include a chairman, chief executive, secretary, sports ground manager or director, depending on the ground of club.

Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council will try to issue a safety certificate within three to four months of receiving an application, however in exceptional circumstances it may take up six to eight months.

When considering the application Council will consult with the Police Service of Northern Ireland and Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service about the terms and conditions of the certificate.

Apply Online

Apply for a safety certificate for a designated sports ground.

Application to change a safety certificate for a sports ground

Application to certify a regulated stand at a sports ground

Application to change a safety certificate for a regulated stand at a sports ground

Forms to download, print and post

Link to PDF

Licence Fee

The cost of a Sports Ground Safety Certificate is £100.00.

Appeals

If your application has been refused, you can appeal in writing within 28 days to:

Coleraine Magistrates Court

46A Mountsandel Road

Coleraine

BT52 1NY

Contact Details

Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council

Environmental Services Department

  • Coleraine Office 66 Portstewart Road Coleraine BT52 1EY
  • Ballymoney Office 14 Charles Street Ballymoney BT53 6DZ 
  • Ballycastle Office 7 Mary Street Ballycastle BT54 6QH
  • Limavady Office 7 Connell Street Limavady BT49 0HA

Consumer Complaint

We would advise that in the event of a complaint, the first contact is made with the trader by you – preferably in the form of a letter (with proof of deliver).

If that has not worked, if you are located in the UK: Consumer Direct will give you advice.  From outside the UK contact the: European Consumer Centre.