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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
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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 (347KB)

        PDF (260KB) PDF (372KB)
  Word (120KB)
        Word (119KB) Word (120KB)

An Application or Renewal is only valid if accompanied by the required payment (Application €190 per area, Renewal €2500 per area). All payments must be made by Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT). Please direct payment to:

Account Name: Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications

Bank: Danske Bank

IBAN: IE31 DABA 9515 9900 0010 58

BIC/Swift Code: DABAIE2D

Payment is due within 30 days of the invoice date. Remittance advice quoting Customer ID and Invoice Number should be sent to after making payment. Please also ask your bank to quote your 5 digit Customer ID when paying so we can identify your payment.

These forms can be completed and emailed as PDFs to,

Or for postal applications:    
Geoscience Regulation Office,
Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications,
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 PDF or Word document
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