Northern Ireland Planning Service

Public Access - Website functions, limitations and use

The PublicAccess website allows you to:

  • Search for Planning applications and Appeals by a variety of criteria such as address, date received and application type
  • View details of Planning applications and appeals using key dates such as date received, date valid or date decided
  • Track the status and progress of planning applications and appeals
  • View the plans, maps, drawings and environmental statements which accompany a planning application including additional plans and revised plans
  • View the details of consultation responses, third party comments or correspondence with the applicant on a planning application
  • View properties and applications on a map

Limitations of the PublicAccess website and its use

  • PublicAccess is best viewed using Microsoft Internet Explorer version 5.5 and upwards.
    Certain parts of the site may not function correctly using other browsers.
  • Details of planning applications from January 1999 and planning appeals from January 1999 are available online. Please note: PublicAccess does contain the details of planning applications and appeals prior to January 1999 however these records will only have basic details.
  • Associated documents such as plans, maps, drawings and environmental statements which accompany a planning application including additional plans and revised plans are available for applications and appeals submitted after 28th June 2010
  • You will be able to view the applications, appeals and associated documents at your local divisional planning office. Please note: The statutory planning register and the planning officer’s working file will contain less information that than which is available online.
  • The online planning application records contained within the PublicAccess website have been migrated from our legacy IT system and are currently incomplete. An extensive quality assurance programme is in place to validate the quality of information present. Online planning application records must not be used as a substitute for submitting a Property Certificate. Planning Service bears no responsibility for any errors or omissions in the online planning application records or planning history information obtained from the PublicAccess website
  • The information contained within Public Access does not constitute in any way a formal notification of a Planning decision, and as such any actions taken as a result of information displayed on the site are undertaken entirely at the viewer's own risk.
  • Planning Service reserve the right to remove or not display certain planning application information for reason of confidentiality or other reasons.