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The Conservation Office of Dublin City Council is responsible for the protection of the architectural heritage of the City as defined by the Planning and Development Act 2000 (amended 2010). This work is achieved through the following:

  • Protection of Architectural Conservation Areas and structures which are included in the Record of Protected Structures.

  • Provision of professional advice to owners of protected structures on conservation issues. 

  • Provision of professional advice on planning applications, Architectural Conservation Area (ACA) proposals and forward planning proposals.

  • Provision of advice to the Enforcement Section regarding unauthorised development and endangerment of Protected Structures.

  • Provision of advice on conservation policy within the council and input to the Development Plan.

  • Management of the Record of Protected Structures.

  • Designation of Architectural Conservation Areas.

Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2019 / Historic Structures Fund 2019

Dublin City Council in conjunction with the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht are inviting applications for grant funding under the two schemes, as outlined below, for 2019. The Conservation Section of Dublin City Council will administer the schemes for buildings contained on the Record of Protected Structures and in Architectural Conservation Areas within the Dublin City Council Area only. The deadline for submission of completed applications is 4pm on Thursday 31st January 2019.


The Living City Initiative

The Living City initiative focuses on the regeneration of retail and commercial districts and encouraging people to live in the historic centres of Cork,Dublin, Galway, Kilkenny, Limerick and Waterford.

The aim of the Living City initiative is to bring life back into the heart of the relevant cities by offering tax relief for qualifying expenditure incurred on the refurbishment or conversion of certain buildings where conditions are met.


For more information

Conservation Section
Development Department
Dublin City Council
Block 3, Floor 3
Civic Offices
Dublin 8

Tel: (01) 222 3090, (01) 222 3927, (01) 222 5220, (01) 222 3962
Fax: (01) 222 2271