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Companies are required to complete and submit a number of forms during the 'life cycle' of obtaining and relinquishing Prospecting Licences.

Application form Renewal form Surrender form
Application Form Exploration and Mining Renewal Form Exploration and Mining Surrender Form Exploration and Mining
PDF (43KB) PDF (305KB) PDF (52KB)
Word (608KB) Word (584KB) Word (591KB)

A licence holder is also required to abide by our terms and conditions and to submit exploration reports and forms to maintain the licence.

Terms and Conditions Statement of Qualification Form Summary of Work Form
Terms and Conditions Exploration and Mining Statement of Qualification Form Exploration and Mining Summary of Work Form Exploration and Mining
PDF (153KB) PDF (45KB) PDF (179KB)
Word (573KB) Word (610KB)

An Application or Renewal is only valid if accompanied by the required payment (Application €190 per area, Renewal €2500 per area). From 19/09/2014 it is Government Policy to conduct Business electronically so an electronic payment facility (SWIFT) is available and details are as follows:

Bank Name: Bank of Ireland, Main Street Cavan
Account Holders Name: Dept of Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Accounts Receivable
Account Number: 78492156
Bank Sort Code: 90-32-93
Address: Elm House, Earlsvale Road, Cavan, Co. Cavan
IBAN: IE48 BOFI 9032 9378 4921 56
BIC/Swift Code: BOFIIE2D

These forms can be completed and emailed as PDFs to,

Or for postal applications:
Exploration and Mining Division,
Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment,
29-31 Adelaide Road,
D02 X285,

Tel: (01) 6782000

Statement of Interest
Statement of Interest Icon For those not ready to submit an application they can submit a Statement of interest form, more details on statements of Interest are available on this website. The form is Available for download as a word document
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