Planning Application Forms

To obtain planning permission you must make an application to Limerick City and County Council. The application must be made in accordance with the requirements of the Local Government Planning & Development Regulations, 2001 to 2018.

Applications are still being accepted by Limerick City and County Council by post or hand delivered to our office in Dooradoyle. Please use the post box where possible. The planning counter is open from 10am-3pm. Strict limits will be put on the number of people entering and customers will be asked to sanitise their hands and follow direction from staff.

As per normal, planning applications are available online, while pre-planning meetings will continue to be facilitated via electronic means and/or phone calls.

Please telephone 061 556556 or email planning@limerick.ie in relation to any queries.

 

Planning & Development Act 2000 (as Amended) - Emergency Measures in the Public Interest

The period from 29th March to 23rd May (both dates inclusive), referred to as the ‘emergency period’, is excluded for the purposes of calculating time limits as regards the processing of a planning application under the 2000 Planning Act and their Regulations. The submission deadline and decision due dates for files received after 21st Feb are available here. Please be further advised that this period may be further extended by Ministerial Order.

The period from 29th March to 23rd May (both dates inclusive), referred to as the ‘emergency period’, is excluded for the purposes of calculating time limits as regards the processing of a planning application under the 2000 Planning Act and their Regulations. The appeal dates for files received after 21st Feb are available here. Please be further advised that this period may be further extended by Ministerial Order.

Please Note: While every care has been taken to display accurate information, the local authority will not be held responsible for any loss, damage or inconvenience caused as a result of any inaccuracy or error within. Should you need to rely on information provided in these pages please obtain separate confirmation from the staff at the Planning Public Office.
 

Planning Forms

Please use the following forms to apply for planning permission:


Planning Fees

Planning fees are set by national legislation and must be submitted with a planning application


Planning Application Fees Calculator

Please click here to calculate your planning application fee.

    Planning Application Fees

    Class of Development Amount of Fee Amount of Fee for Retention Permission
    (1) The Provision of a House €65 €195, or €2.50 for each square metre of gross floor space for which permission is sought, whichever is the greater.
    (2a) Any works for the carrying out of maintenance, improvement or other alteration of an existing house (including any works for the provision of an extension or the conversion for use as part of the house of any garage, store, shed or other structure). €34 €102, or €2.50 for each square metre of gross floor space for which permission is sought, whichever is the greater.
    (2b) Any other works, including the erection, construction or alteration of structures, within or bounding the curtilage of an existing house, for purposes ancillary ot the enjoyment of the house as such €34 €102, or €2.50 for each square metre of gross floor space for which permission is sought, whichever is the greater.
    (3) The provision of buildings or other structures for the purposes of agriculture or the keeping of greyhounds. (i) In the case of buildings, €80 for each building, or €1 for each square metre of gross floor space to be provided in excess of 50 square metres in the case of a building for the keeping of greyhounds or 200 square metres in any other case, whichever is the greater. (i) In the case of buildings, €240 for each building, or €3 for each square metre of gross floor space to be provided in excess of 50 square metres in the case of a building for the keeping of greyhounds or 200 square metres in any other case, whichever is the greater.
      (ii) in the case of any other structures, €80 for each structure, subject to a maximum €300 (ii) in the case of any other structures, €240 for each structure, subject of a maximun of €900
    (4) The provision of buildings other than buildings coming within class 1, 2 or 3 €80 for each building, or €3.60 for each square metre of gross floor space to be provided, whichever is the greater. €240 for each building, or €10.80 for each square metre of gross floor space to be provided, whichever is the greater.
    (5a) The use of uncultivated land or semi-natural areas for intensive agricultural purposes. €5 for each hectare of site area. €15 for each hectare of site area.
    (5b) Initial afforestation €5 for each hectare of site area. €15 for each hectare of site area.
    (5c) The replacement of broad –leaf high forest by conifer species €80 or €5 for each hectare of site area, whichever is the greater €240 or €15 for each hectare of site area, whichever is the greater
    (5d) Peat extraction €5 for each hectare of site area €15 for each hectare of site area
    (6) The use of land for- (a)the winning and working of minerals,(b) the deposit of refuse or waste €500 or €50 for each 0.1 hectare of site area, whichever is the greater €1500 or €150 for each 0.1 hectare of site area, whichever is the greater.
    (7) The use of land for - (a) the keeping or placing of any tents, campervans, caravans or other structures (whether or not movable or collapsible) for the purpose of caravanning or camping or the sale of goods,(b) the parking of motor vehicles (c) the open storage of motor vehicles or other objects or substances. €80 or €50 for each 0.1 hectare of site area whichever is the greater. €240 or €150 for each 0.1 hectare of site area whichever is the greater.
    (8) The provision on, in or under land of plant or machinery, or of tanks or other structures (other than buildings) for storage purposes. €200 or €50 for each 0.1 hectare of site area, whichever is greater. €600 or €150 for each 0.1 hectare of site area, whichever is greater.
    (9) The provision of an advertisement structure or the use of an existing structure or other land for the exhibition of advertisements. €80 or € 20 for each square metre, or part thereof, of advertising space to be provided, whichever is the greater. €240 or € 60 for each square metre, or part thereof, of advertising space to be provided, whichever is the greater.
    (10) The provision of overhead transmission or distribution lines for conducting electricity, or overhead telecommunications lines. €80 or €50 for each 1,000 metres length, or part thereof, whichever is the greater. €240 or €150 for each 1,000 metres length, or part thereof, whichever is the greater.
    (11) The use of land as a golf course or a pitch and putt course. €50 for each hectare of site area. €150 for each hectare of site area.
    (12) The use of land as a burial ground €200, or €50 for each hectare of site area, whichever is the greater. €600, or €150 for each hectare of site area, whichever is the greater.
    (13) Development not coming within any of the foregoing classes €80 or €10 for each 0.1 hectare of site area, whichever is the greater. €240 or €30 for each 0.1 hectare of site area, whichever is the greater.

    Miscellaneous Fees

    Submission or observation on a planning application - €20
    Request for a declaration under section 5 of the Act - €80
    Application under section 42 of the Act - €62
     

    Maximum and Minimum Fees for Planning Applications

    • The maximum fee payable to a planning authority by an applicant in respect of an outline application shall be €28,500. 
    • The maximum fee payable to a planning authority by an applicant in respect of an application to which article 161 applies shall be €9,500. 
    • The maximum fee payable to a planning authority by an applicant in respect of an application for permission for retention of unauthorised development applies shall be €125,000.
    • The maximum fee payable to a planning authority by an applicant in respect of any planning application mentioned above in 1,2 or 3 shall be €38,000.
    • The minimum fee payable to a planning authority by an applicant in respect of a planning application shall be €34 and, in any case where the planning authority make a refund in respect of a planning application, the refund shall not be such as to reduce the balance of the fee to less than €34.

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    Limerick City and County Council, Dooradoyle, Limerick V94 XF67