Extension of Duration

Under Section 42 of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended), in certain circumstances, it may be possible to extend the appropriate period of a grant of permission. An application for such an extension must be made under this section of the Act.

Guidelines for applying for an extension of duration of permission:

  • An application form for extension of duration of permission is available below.
  • A statutory fee of €62 is payable (Standard fee for all applications).
  • Applications should be made, not earlier than the last year of the life of the permission (but before it expires).
  • You may only apply if works have commenced or are substantially complete.
  • Applicants should note that the planning authority will make a decision as expeditiously as possible and will give notice of its decision within 8 weeks. However, should further information or clarification of further information be first required, it is most important that your response must be received within 4 weeks of such requirement. The planning authority shall not extend the application if this requirement is not adhered.
Extension of Duration Form
Contact Details

Planning Department