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Application forms

The following application forms are available in the downloadable documents section.


  • Planning Approval - The most common form for 'full' planning approval, 'change of use', 'reserved matters' or to 'vary the condition of a valid planning approval'. More information.
  • Minor Change to a Planning Approval – To make a change to a planning approval after it is been approved. More information.
  • Registered Building Consent - Application for works to a building which is on the Department's Protected Building Register. More information.
  • Certificate of Lawfulness - Application form for a certificate confirming that a long term development or use (without the appropriate planning approval) has been in place/ practice for considerable years (minimum of 4 for development 10 for a use) which can now be supported by evidence and proven/ deemed 'lawful'. More information.
  • Advertisement Consent - An application form for 'express' permission from the Department to display adverts. More information.
  • Telecommunications Prior Approval – deemed consent - Application as 'prior notification'. More information.
  • Planning Appeal - Form for appealing against a Planning, Registered Building or Advertisement decision of the Department. Please note that there are two forms – one for appeals lodges against decisions on planning applications lodged PRIOR to 1/1/2020 and another form for appeals on applications lodged AFTER 1/1/2020. More information.
  • Contributors Form – Optional Form for those wishing to comment on a planning, registered building or advertisement application. More information.

Building Control

  • Building Control - Form to accompany plans for building regulation approval. More information.
  • Building Regularisation Certificate - Application form seeking retrospective regularisation of a building work (where a building regulations application was not made at the appropriate time). More information.
  • Demolition - Application for a Demolition Notice under Building Regulations – this MUST be accompanied by a Demolition waste schedule. More information.

Electronic Applications Service

For submission of applications in an electronic form please use the following option: 

To make a Planning Application

Please note that it is hoped that the ability to submit building control applications in an electronic form will follow shortly.


  • Planning and Building Control Property Searches - Formal request for a search of the planning and/or building control databases to establish a property history


  • Planning Fees Order - Current Fees Order relative to ALL applications for planning approval, changes of use, adverts, extensions of time, prior approval, minor changes and lawfulness.
  • Building Control Fees Order - Current Fees Order relative to applications for building regulation approval.

    Please note that whilst the 2019 Regulations include the current fees schedule the body of the 2016 Regulations remains relevant - thus both are available to download.
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