Notice Re: Operation of the Planning System in County Monaghan on foot of the Covid-19 Pandemic

Operation of the Planning System in County Monaghan on foot of the Covid-19 Pandemic

 Please find below for your attention information relating to the operation of the planning system.


Please be advised that the Planning Office of Monaghan County Council, No 1 Dublin Street, Monaghan is fully operational and access into the offices is now available via appointment.

If you wish to lodge a planning application, additional information, objection/submissions or any other correspondence to the office, you can do so by ringing the office on 047 30532 and arranging an appointment for access. Please note that the drop-box facility for depositing planning applications at the Council Offices, The Glen, has been discontinued.

Pre-planning consultations will continue via phone, email or other electronic means. Face to face pre-planning meetings will only be facilitated at the discretion of the Planning Authority, where it is considered essential and where they cannot be conducted via other electronic means.


Planners can be contacted via telephone during the times stated below.;


Nature of Enquiry Times
Development Management, Enforcement & General Enquiries Tuesday & Thursday,  9.15am to 11.30am
Forward Planning, Built Heritage & General Enquiries Wednesday, 9.15am to 11.30am


The general planning office is open to receive telephone calls during normal working hours.


Planning files can be inspected at the Planning Office where prior arrangements have been made. You are however advised that the majority of planning files can be inspected online and it is recommended that this resource is used before making an appointment to attend at the office.

You should note that anyone visiting the offices will be required to complete a Covid 19 tracing form and adhere to all Covid 19 restrictions in place. If the form is not completed and returned to reception, you will not be permitted access into the building.


As per S.I. No 180 of 2020, planning authorities are required to upload all planning application documents onto their internet websites within 5 working days of receipt, subject to exceptional circumstances. You are therefore requested to ensure that all matters pertaining to the validation of planning applications accords with the Planning Authoritys checklist ( before any application is submitted.

Statutory Planning Timeframes

As from Monday 25th May 2020 the normal statutory timeframes apply for all new planning applications received.

For information in respect of the resumption of the statutory planning timelines for previously lodged application you are requested to follow the link below.


Your cooperation with the revised procedures is appreciated.