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Planning Exemption Certificate

Local authorities may issue certificates of exemption for developments that do not need planning permission.

Exempted Development

Exempt development is development for which planning permission is not required and is generally of a minor nature.

Details of exempt development including conditions and limitations is contained in Schedule 2 of the Planning and Development Regulations. The Department of the Environment, Communities and Local Government has produced planning leaflets for the general public in relation to frequently asked questions including exempt development.

In order to be certain that a minor development is exempt from the requirement for planning permission you are advised to make an application to Tipperary County Council to establish if there is a requirement to obtain planning permission for your proposal under Section 5 of the Planning and Development Acts.

In order to make an application you must complete the attached form. In addition you are advised to provide a Location Plan, Site Plan, Floor and Elevation Plans (sufficiently detailed and scaled) to illustrate the proposed development.

When you have completed the form and plans, the application together with a fee of €80 should be returned as follows to:

The Planning Section, Tipperary County Council, Civic Offices, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary or
The Planning Section, Tipperary County Council, Civic Offices, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.

Unless further information is sought by the Planning Authority a decision will be issued within 4 weeks of receipt of the application. You can appeal the decision to An Bord Pleanála.

Related Information

Section 5's

The purpose of a Section 5 of the Planning and Development Act 2000, as amended, is to establish if a particular development is or is not an exempted development within the meaning of the Act.