Make a Submission on a Planning Application

Please note: The Planning Submission/Observation online process referenced on this page is administered by a third-party,, contracted by Cork City Council to process online submissions.  You will be presented with the privacy policy and terms and conditions if you choose to use the service.

Any person or body on payment of the prescribed fee may make a submission or observation in writing to Cork City Council in relation to a planning application.

The submission or observation must be made within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by Cork City Council of the valid planning application.

The fee for making a submission is currently €20 and must be accompanied with the submission. 

How do I make a Submission?   

You can make a submission online with your debit or credit card, by post with a cheque or bank draft or by visiting our public counter .

Online Facility

Use our online facility here with your debit or credit card.


Post it to Planning Development Management, Cork City Council, City Hall, Cork accompanied by the prescribed fee, €20.

Public Counter

Call into the planning public counter with the submission and prescribed fee, €20. The public counter is open 10am – 4pm Monday to Friday except for public holidays.

For more information on making a submission please see Guidelines-for-Making-a-Submission-or-Observation.pdf (size 152 KB)

Defamation Notice

Please note that any person making a submission or observation on a planning application should be aware that comments involving allegations of any kind against a named or otherwise identifiable person or organisation may be viewed as defamatory by the subject of such comments. A person may be sued directly for any defamatory allegations / comments in any submission or observation. Accordingly, people should avoid making such allegations / comments when making a submission or observation.

Any submission or observation made to the Planning Authority in relation to a planning application is available for public inspection on both the hard copy and electronic online version on the Cork City Council website. In the event that legal action is taken against the Planning Authority as a result of potentially defamatory allegations / comments, the Planning Authority will seek an indemnity from the person / people who made such allegations / comments in relation to such legal action.