The Planning Portal can be used to submit, view and comment on planning applications online.
Using the Planning Portal
You can use the Planning Portal to:
- submit a planning application
- view, track or comment on an application
- report a break of planning control rules
- request a regional property certificate
Mid Ulster District Council has its own planning portal for anyone who needs to send, comment on or view a planning application in the Mid Ulster area. For more information, visit Mid Ulster District Council.
Submit a planning application
You can use the Planning Portal to submit planning applications to the Department for Infrastructure (DfI) and ten of the 11 councils. Mid Ulster District Council has its own system.
You will need to register for an account to use this service.
If you aren't sure you need to apply for planning permission, check the local council's website or contact their planning office to seek advice.
When you submit a planning application the information you give, including all plans, maps, drawings, forms and relevant documents, will appear on the Planning Register which is publicly available. A copy may also be made available online on the Planning Portal.
Any personal telephone numbers, personal email addresses or sensitive personal data will not be published on the Planning Portal.
The Planning authorities will process your information in line with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) requirements. A copy of the full privacy statement is available under the terms and conditions on the Planning Portal.
If you would prefer to submit your application in hard copy, the application forms are also available to download from the Planning Portal.
Search, track or comment on an application
The Planning Portal allows you to search for:
- new planning applications received
- decisions made
- find historical planning applications for a property or site
If you wish to comment on or track the progress of an ongoing planning application you will need to register an account.
If you comment on a planning application, your comment, name and postal address will be published online for people to read. Your email address will not be published.
Any remarks or information considered as being derogatory or offensive in nature will be removed.
The full official Planning Register is not available online.
Only applications where public views are or have been sought are published on the Planning Portal.
Any applications that predate the rollout of the previous IT system in 2010 will have limited information available (no documents attached).
To see a copy of a specific application that is not available online, contact the planning office in the local council.
A user guide is available at the link below:
Make an enforcement complaint
You can make an enforcement complaint when building or certain other development activities take place without the necessary planning permission or consent from the council or the Department for Infrastructure. This can be:
- carrying out development without planning permission
- failing to meet any condition or limitation attached to planning permission
If you think building development is going ahead without permission you can report it to the council to investigate.
Further information on enforcement complaints is available at :
Request a regional property certificate
Regional property certificates (RPCs) bring together various pieces of information about a property. They are part of the legal searches undertaken by solicitors on behalf of their clients who are buying or selling property.
A user guide is also available:
Further information is available at:
Contact to see copies
If you are unable to use the online portal, you can contact email@example.com to make arrangements to view hard copies of any documents like large scale drawings.