Object or Support a Planning Application

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Object to or support a planning application

You are allowed to comments on all planning applications received by Dublin City Council – either in support of the application or objecting to it. Such comments are called 'observations' and anyone can make an observation.

It costs €20 to submit an observation.


Submit an observation objecting to or supporting an application

To submit your observation, follow these steps:

Step 1: Write a letter with your observations

In your letter, explain why you support or object to the application. Please include:

Note: Your observation must be submitted within 5 weeks of the lodgement of a planning application. The 5 week period commences on the date the application is lodged with us. To calculate the 5 week period, count 35 days from the date of lodgement.

Step 2: Send us your letter

Send your letter by post (or in person) to the address below. Please enclose a cheque or money order for €20, payable to Dublin City Council (do not send cash in the post).

Please note that no fee will apply to a submission/observation on a Local Authority Works (LAW) application.

For more information

Dublin City Council
Planning Department
Block 4, Ground Floor
Civic Offices
Wood Quay
Dublin 8

Office Hours: 9.00am to 4.30pm. Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays).

Email: planning@dublincity.ie

Tel: (01)222 2149