New Pre-Planning Online-Application System for SDCC

23 May 23

South Dublin County Council are pleased to announce the launch of a new online system which enables applicants and agents to lodge pre-planning applications online. 

You can access the new system here Citizen Portal Preapps (

Applications must include the following documentation:

  • The Pre-Planning Consultation Form
  • Please note that there is a separate pre-planning application form for large-scale residential developments (Form 18) which details the required information to be submitted. 
  • A site location map which can be found at Ordnance Survey Ireland. The scale required is 1:1000 for Urban Areas and 1:2500 for Rural Areas.
  • Drawings of the proposed development (Site layout, elevation drawings etc)

Further information and guidance relating to Pre-Planning is available on the Planning pages of the South Dublin County Council website.

If using our on-line Pre-Planning System please ensure that all documents submitted are in an appropriate format such as PDF, each file is under 20MBs in size and file names are less than 60 characters in total. Please do not submit interactive documents.

For queries, please e-mail