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Need a licence to do business?

You can apply for or renew the licences your business needs, all in one place, at licences.ie.

What are the benefits?

  • Reduce the time you spend filling in forms, and use your information across multiple applications

  • Pay for multiple licences from different authorities in one transaction

  • Manage and track your applications in your online account

  • Online storage for your licences and documentation

  • Receive renewal reminders

  • Licences issued directly to you

Step by step

How to register 

Register for an account at licences.ie using your name or business trading name, email address and password. You will receive an email with an activation link.

How to find a licence

Once the registration step is complete you can start applying for the licences you need. You can find the licence you need by:

  • Clicking the licensing authority’s icon

  • Searching for it by name in the search box

  • Clicking ‘Find’ and selecting the business activity or licensing authority from the dropdown lists

How to apply

Select the licences you want and start filling in the details. Each step in the application process is saved. You can return to complete your application at any time. The system will prompt you if you need to upload supporting documentation.

How to pay

You can pay for your licence or licences using a debit card, credit card or by transferring funds directly to the An Post bank account.

What's next? 

You will receive a confirmation message when the application has been successfully submitted. You can view the details, manage and track the progress of all your applications anytime by logging into your account.

The licensing authority will issue the licence directly to you.

How much does it cost? 


There is no charge to use licences.ie to apply for a licence. You pay the standard fee for new licences or renewals as set by individual licensing authorities.