Planning Enforcement

The following documents provide information on Planning Enforcement.

This leaflet is a simple guide to understanding what planning enforcement is and how it operates. It is not intended as an interpretation of planning law but rather as a practical guide on what to expect if you are involved, either as a complainant or as a respondent, in the planning enforcement process.

This Information note provides guidance on the planning enforcement system in Ireland. 

It sets out: 
• some examples of the types of activity/development that might constitute breaches of the planning code;
• the respective roles and responsibilities of the Department of the Environment,Community and Local Government and the planning authorities; 
• the procedures that planning authorities may adopt when taking enforcement action, including the remedies and sanctions available; 
• the process by which an individual can make a complaint about an alleged breach of the planning code; 
• the process by which someone can appeal against an adverse finding by a Planning Authority; 
• a short summary of the relevant legislative provisions. 

This information note is for guidance only: it does not purport to provide a legal interpretation of the legislative provisions referred to nor can it be regarded as definitive or having any legal effect.

Making a Complaint

Complete the Planning Enforcement Complaint Form and return to:

Planning Enforcement 
Planning Department 
Wexford County Council 
Wexford, Y35 WY93

Note : you should read the notes carefully before submitting a complaint.