Online Planning Applications and Maps

Import Notice.

Renumbering of Drogheda Borough Council and Dundalk Town Council planning file numbers.

The Local Government Reform Act 2014 (pdf, 1,349kb) became law on signature by the President on 27 January 2014. The Act makes legal provision for the reforms set out in the Government’s Action Programme for Effective Local Government, Putting People First, which was published in October 2012. The main changes in local government structures, including a new system of municipal districts, replacing the 80 town councils, will be brought into effect from 1 June 2014, following the local elections on 23 May. For this reason, it has been necessary to merge the Planning databases of Drogheda Borough Council and Dundalk Town Council into the Louth County Council Planning Database. To facilitate this the file numbering system used for Drogheda Borough Council and Dundalk Town Council had to be altered. There is now a single planning database for County Louth, therefore there is now only one EPlan Application and one GPlan Application.

Example of File Re-Numbering

Old NumberNew PlanRef for Dundalk Planning NumberNew PlanRef for Drogheda Planning Number

If you have any issues or queries in relation to this please contact planning section, a new lookup utility will be available soon to help to find out the new file number

Louth Local Authorities online planning systemsePlan is used to allow the public access information on the status of Planning applications submitted to Louth County Council, Dundalk Town Council and Drogheda Borough Council


Louth County Council has implemented a new intuitive map based planning application viewer. Users can enter a planning application number, location or applicant name into the search tool to find the records they are interested in. Users can also pick their preferred basemap with excellent quality satellite imagery available.

Users can also access the On Line Map Viewer which allows users to access mapped planning applications, enforcement notices and structures on the Record of Protected Structures for all of County Louth. 

On Line Map Viewer

While every care has been taken to display accurate information, the local authority will not be held responsible for any loss, damage or inconvenience caused as a result of any inaccuracy or error within. All information on the site including the planning enquiries system is updated on a regular basis. While every effort is made to ensure all information is accurate on the site, the Planning Authority cannot guarantee this at any particular point in time. Should you need to rely on information provided in these pages please obtain separate confirmation from the staff at the Planning Public Counter. It is the responsibility of any person wishing to use the personal data on planning applications and decisions lists for direct marketing purposes to be satisfied that they may do so legitimately under the requirements of the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003 taking account of the preferences outlined by applicants in their applications. Please contact the webmaster if you notice any problems with the above systems.