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.