Planning Application

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You need to get planning permission for all development unless it is exempt under the Planning Acts.

Development includes:

  • new buildings
  • extensions of existing buildings
  • refurbishments of existing buildings
  • changes in use of existing buildings

Read more about applying for planning permission. This web page gives general guidance to applicants on making planning applications.  The guidelines cannot be regarded as legal interpretations so you should contact Dublin City Council's Planning Department if you require more detailed information.

Download the planning application form (pdf)

Download a Word version of the application form We recommend that you right-click on this link and save the target to your hard drive before attempting to edit it. 

Get planning advice

Advice and guidance is available from the Planning Department to help you make your planning application.

This advice includes:

  • how your development fits in with development policies 
  • what documents you need to submit
  • the fee required
  • the public notices

Download information on Vehicular Access Guidelines.

Download advisory booklet on Parking Cars in Front Gardens.

Download the Shopfront Design Guide

Read the Planning Acts

Copies of the Planning Act 2000 and the Planning and Development Regulations 2001 / 2002 can be bought from the Government Publications Sales Office, Sun Alliance House, Molesworth Street, Dublin 2, telephone (01) 6613111. The Act can also be viewed online at  


For more information

For further Information and advice are available at the public counter in the Civic Offices, Ground Floor,Block 4, Wood Quay, Dublin 8,

Tel: (01) 222 2149.