Application for a Statutory Inspection to allocate a Statutory Category

Article 13 (2)(b) of the Tourism (Northern Ireland) Order 1992

This application requests a statutory inspection of the establishment to be conducted so that it may be allocated to the statutory category specified in this application.

All premises offering tourist accommodation in Northern Ireland must be certified under the Tourism (Northern Ireland) Order 1992. Tourism Northern Ireland (Tourism NI) is required by this legislation to inspect tourist accommodation every 4 years (statutory inspection) to ensure properties comply with the minimum criteria set. You can view the minimum criteria for each category under Guidelines for each category.

To view premises certified by Tourism NI, please visit our website

How To Apply

If you wish to apply for certification, you can do so by:

Information on the cost of certification can be found in our Fees Information section in the Information links to the left of this page.

How long will the process take?

Please note that Tacit Consent will not apply for reasons of public safety, however, on receipt of your application and fee, and any additional necessary paperwork, Tourism NI aims to complete inspections of new tourist accommodation within 8 weeks. Please see New Venture Process in the Information links to the left of this page for more information. You can also contact us at any stage of the process if you have any queries.

How do I complain if I am not happy with the application process?

If you wish to appeal the decision to refuse certification of your premises, please see our section Reviews & Appeals in the Information links to the left of this page.

If you wish to complain about Tourism NI, please click here.

If you wish to contact Tourism NI, you can email, telephone 02890441545, or write to us at Floors 10-12 Linum Chambers, Bedford Square, Bedford Street, Belfast, BT2 7ES.

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