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Making an appeal on a Section 254 "Street Furniture" Licence Appeal

This page will explain how you can make an appeal on a section 254 "street furniture" licence to place appliances, cables, signs, street furniture and other items on, under, over or along a public road.

How do I make a Section 254 Licence Decision appeal?

You must make your appeal in writing and post or deliver it in person to us. It is not currently possible to make an appeal online. There is a Section 254 Licence Decision Appeal Form which you can complete. The form can be typed or handwritten. However, you do not have to complete this form to make an appeal – you can either use the form or write to us.

How much time do I have to make a Section 254 Licence Decision appeal?

There is no time limit.

How much does a Section 254 Licence Decision appeal cost?

An appeal costs €220. You must make sure that you include the correct fee with the appeal.

How can I pay for my Section 254 Licence Decision appeal?

There are many ways you can pay a fee to An Bord Pleanála.


In person at our reception In the post


✔ Accepted We advise you not to send cash in the post.

Debit and Credit Cards*

✔ Accepted ✖ Not accepted


✔ Accepted ✔ Accepted

Bankers Drafts

✔ Accepted ✔ Accepted

Postal Orders

✔ Accepted ✔ Accepted

*Please note we do not accept debit or credit card payments over the telephone.

You can find more details about Fees and Charges and how you can pay fees on our website.

What do I include in my appeal?

You should carefully prepare your grounds of appeal (reasons and arguments) and any documents you wish to include. When you have made your appeal, you cannot make any further submissions unless we specifically ask you for them. Please note that An Bord Pleanála cannot consider non-planning issues.

To make a complete and valid appeal:

You must put your appeal in writing (either typed or handwritten).
You must clearly state your own name and address. If a planning agent is acting for you in this appeal, the agent must clearly state their own name and address as well as your name and address.
You must give us enough details to allow us to easily identify the licence application you wish to appeal. Examples of the details we accept are:
  • a copy of the planning authority decision, or
  • the name of the planning authority and the licence application reference number (for example: Ballytown City Council, 23719/18)
You must provide us with:
  • your planning grounds of appeal (reasons and arguments) for wanting the planning authority's decision changed, and
  • any items you wish to support your grounds of appeal.
You must pay the correct fee.


Where do I send or deliver my appeal?

You must:

  • post it to: The Secretary, An Bord Pleanála, 64 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1, D01 V902, or
  • deliver it in person to a member of An Bord Pleanála staff at our office in Marlborough Street (address above) during office hours – Monday to Friday from 9.15am to 5.30pm. Please note that the security staff in our office cannot accept appeals.

Remember, do not place your appeal in the letterbox of our office and do not email it to us as your appeal will be invalid.

We are closed on weekends, public holidays and other publicised days such as Christmas Day and Good Friday.

Can I get a receipt if I deliver my appeal in person?

Yes. If you deliver your appeal in person to our office, you can ask for a receipt which says that we have received your appeal. When your appeal is handed to a member of An Bord Pleanála staff, we cannot return it nor can we make a photocopy of your documents with our date stamp.

Will I receive a receipt if I send my appeal by post?

Yes, we will send you a receipt in the post.