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Fees: Way to pay fees and charges

This page will explain how you can pay fees and charges to An Bord Pleanála

You can find out the fee you need to pay for your appeal, application or observation with our Fees Guide. Fees must be paid at the same time as making an appeal, application or observation, so please make sure that you have sufficient funds to allow payment on the day you make your appeal, application or observation. If the fee amount cannot be debited from your payment method, your appeal, application or observation will be classed as invalid.

Apart from fees for appeals, applications and observations, there are also fees payable for certain public access services, Freedom of Information requests and other matters. Details of charges are shown in the relevant guides.

How can you pay?

There are a number of ways you can pay a fee to An Bord Pleanála. It is also possible to pay a fee by more than one payment method.


We accept cash payments in Euro (€) in our reception. We strongly advise that you do not send cash via post.

Debit and Credit Cards

We accept all major debit and credit card payments in our reception including:

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express


Cheques in Euro (€) should be made payable to An Bord Pleanála and double crossed. Cheques in Irish Punts (IRL£) are invalid.

Bankers Drafts

We accept Bankers Drafts in Euro (€) from banks located in the State. Drafts should be made payable to An Bord Pleanála.

Postal Orders

Postal Orders in Euro (€) should be made payable to An Bord Pleanála.

Foreign currencies

We can accept fee payments made in other currencies such as: pound sterling (GBP£), US dollars (USD$), Australian dollars (AUD$), and Polish Zloty (PLN zł). We will use the Central Bank of Ireland daily exchange rate to process the payment. However, we do advise that you make a payment sufficient to cover the fee required and any potential currency fluctuations. Any overpayment will be refunded to you.

Electronic Fund Transfers (EFT)

Electronic Fund Transfers are possible for large fee amounts for Strategic Infrastructure Development cases only. Please contact our Finance section on 01 858 8100 for further information.



If an appeal, application or observation is returned to you as invalid, your payment will be refunded. A refund will also apply if an overpayment has been made. There are no fee refunds if an appeal, application or observation is unsuccessful or withdrawn after having been accepted as valid.