The Derelict Sites Act 1990 defines a derelict site as any land that “detracts, or is likely to detract, to a material degree from the amenity, character or appearance of land in the neighbourhood of the land in question because of..."
- Structures which are in a ruinous, derelict or dangerous condition, or
- The neglected, unsightly or objectionable condition of the land or of structures on it, or
- The presence, deposit or collection of litter, rubbish, debris or waste
Report a derelict site
To report a derelict site, please contact us - details below.
We will then carry out an inspection of the site to determine if it is qualifies to be entered on the Derelict Sites Register or what improvement measures need to be undertaken..
If you are concerned that a structure is or is likely to become dangerous you can contact the Dangerous Buildings Section here
Derelict Sites Register
What happens if your site is added to the Derelict Sites Register
If a site that you own is added to the Derelict Sites Register, Dublin City Council has the authority to do the following:
- The Council can demand that you restore your site to a non-derelict condition within a certain time period. You are normally given 6 weeks to complete such work. A financial penalty may be imposed if you fail to do so.
- The Council can apply a financial penalty on you. This could amount to 3% of market value of your derelict site for every year it remains on the Derelict Sites Register.
- The Council can purchase property by agreement or by compulsory purchase order.