Advertisements / Signs/Shopfronts
The legislation governing advertisements and the erection of signs is -
The Planning and Development Acts 2000 (as amedned) and The Planning and Development Regulations 2001 (as amedned).
The general rule with regard to Advertisement/Signs is as follows:
- If you wish to put a permanent sign/advertisement on private property - it will require the benefit of planning permission, unless it is exempted under the Exempted Development - Advertisements Regulations - advertising-sign-exemptions.pdf (size 213.1 KB)
(See Part 2 - Planning & Development Regulations 2001 as amended.
- If you wish to put a permanent advertisement sign/structure on public property, it will require a Licence under Section 254 of the Planning and Development Acts 2000 as amended & the Planning and Development Regulations, 2001 as amended. This licensing procedure applies to the provision of tables and chairs outside a restaurant/public house/cafe etc. Application Form and Particulars are available from the Planning Section, Kilkenny County Council, County Hall, John St., Kilkenny OR Section 254 Application Form ( Word)
- If you are unsure if your proposed advertising sign or structure is Exempted Development or not, you can apply under Section 5 of the Planning and Development Act 2000 as amended and the Planning Authority will make a determination in this regard. For more information see exempted development
Temporary Signs - please contact the relevant Area Office with regard to provision of temporary signage in relation to one-off events. Contact numbers are below.
|Local Planning Area||Contact No.|
Callan Area Office
Castlecomer Area Office
County Hall, John Street, Kilkenny
|Thomastown Rural & Urban|
Thomastown Area Office
|Piltown & Ferrybank|
Ferrybank Area Office