New Short Term Letting Regulations, Planning and Development (amendment) Regulations 2019.

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The supplementary new Planning and Development Act 2000 (Exempted Development) (No. 2) Regulations 2019 amend the Planning and Development Regulations 2001, as amended and apply from 1 July 2019. The following is a brief summary of the main requirements arising from the combined provisions in the Act and the Regulations which, for the avoidance of doubt, apply only to rent pressure zones:

  • Short-term letting is defined as the letting of a house or apartment, or part of a house or apartment, for any period not exceeding 14 days.
  • Residents, including home sharers, will be allowed to let their entire principal private residence (house or apartment) on a short-term basis for a cumulative period of up to 90 days     per calendar year where they are temporarily absent from their home.
  • Where the 90 day threshold is exceeded, change of use planning permission will be required.
  • Where the house or apartment is not a ‘principal private residence’ (i.e. where it is not ordinarily lived in by the owner or leased as a long-term residential accommodation), the 90 day exemption does not apply and change of use planning permission will be required for all short-term letting.
  • Homesharing (the letting of a room or rooms in a person’s principal private residence) will continue to be permissible on an unrestricted basis and be exempt from the requirements to apply for planning permission.

Please ensure the property subject of the application is within the municipal area of Dublin City Council. We cannot accept forms intended for other city/ county councils.

To check please see link below.  

Please also ensure you know your property Eircode. You can find this on

Form 15 |  For notification of the amount of days and it is intended to carry out short term lets for the forthcoming year.

Form 16 |  For notification when 90 days of short term lets has been exceeded in the current year.

Form 17 |  For confirmation of the specific amount of days short term lets were carried out, during the previous year. (On or before January 28th)

For further information please see the links and contact details below;



Ligean ar Cíos Gearrtheármach,

Feidhmiú Pleanála,

An Roinn Pleanála & Forbairt Maoine,

Dugthailte Bhaile Átha Cliath,

Cé Theach an Chustaim,

Dugthailte,  Baile Átha Cliath 1



Short Term Lettings,

Planning Enforcement,

Planning & Property Development Department,

Dublin Docklands,

Custom House Quay,

Docklands, Dublin 1

















Should you wish to make a complaint about unauthorised development please see the following link.