Fees Payable

Planning Application Fees

For information regarding cost of lodging a planning application, please consult the Fees Table for Lodgement of Planning Applications (60 Kb).

The fee payable for an application for retention permission is increased to 3 times the standard fee and is stated in the third column of the table.  In addition to the increase, a fee for retention permission of types specified in Classes 1 and 2 shall be either a set fee or a fee based on the proposed floor area, whichever is greater.

Calculation of Site Area and Gross Floor Space:
(a) Where the fee is to be calculated by reference to the site area, the area shall be taken as consisting of the area of land to which the application relates.
(b) Where the fee is to be calculated by reference to the area of gross floor space to be provided: That the area shall be ascertained by the internal measurement of the floor space on each floor of a building or buildings (including internal walls and partitions), disregarding any floor space provided for the parking of vehicles by persons.

Where the area referred to in points (a) and (b) above is less than the unit of measurement specified in respect of the relevant class of development or is not an exact multiple of that unit, the fraction of a unit remaining after division of the total area by the unit of measurement shall be treated, for the purposes of calculating the fee payable in respect of the application, as a complete unit. 

Exemption from Payment of the Planning Application Fee

Under Part 12 of the Planning & Development Regulations 2001 (As Amended), particular development applications are exempt from the payment of the planning application fee:

1. Where a planning application consists of or comprises development which, in the opinion of the Planning Authority, is development proposed to be carried out by or on behalf of a voluntary organisation, and which in the opinion of the Planning Authority:

(a) is designed or intended to be used for social, recreational, educational or religious purposes by the inhabitants of a locality, or by people of a particular group or religious denomination, and is not to be used mainly for profit or gain,
(b) is designed or intended to be used as a work-shop, training facility, hostel or other accommodation for persons with disabilities and is not to be used mainly for profit or gain, or
(c) is ancillary to development referred to in paragraph (a) or (b), a fee shall not be payable when making any such application. 

2. Where a planning application consists of or comprises of the provision of houses, or development ancillary to such provision, which is proposed to be carried out by or on behalf of a body approved for the purposes of Section 6 of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1992 (No. 18 of 1992) and is not to be used mainly for profit or gain, a fee shall not be payable in respect of any such development.

For an Applicant to apply for an exemption from payment of the planning application fee a F5 - Exemption from Fee Application Form (160 Kb) must be completed.

Outline Permission

The fee payable in respect of an application for outline permission shall be three-quarters of the amount indicated beside the Amount of Fee in the scale of fees below. An application for permission consequent on the grant of outline permission shall be three-quarters of the amount indicated beside Amount of Fee and subject also to the minimum fee payable. To calculate fees payable, please see the Fees Table for Lodgement of Planning Applications (60 Kb).

A Planning Application will be deemed invalid if the fee is not paid.

Fees for Copies of Documentation

Documentation such as planning files can be viewed in the Planning Department of Limerick City Council. For information regarding costs of documentation, please consult the Fees for Copies of Documentation (47 Kb).

Last update:22/06/2011

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