Certificate of registration (COR)


The waste activities that require a certificate of registration are listed in Part II of the Third Schedule of the Waste Management (Facility Permit and Registration) Regulations 2007, (S.I. No. 821 of 2007) as amended.

When these activities are carried out by local authorities, the EPA can grant a certificate of registration as authorisation for the activity.

When these activities are carried out by individuals or organisations that are not local authorities, certificates of registration are granted by the local authority in whose area the activity will be carried out.

Contact your local authority if you wish to apply for a certificate of registration.



Where the EPA has determined that an Appropriate Assessment is required, submissions on Appropriate Assessment concerning a certificate of registration application can be made in writing to the Agency. Such submissions may be made for at least 30 days after publication on the Agency’s website of the Notice for Public Consultation on Appropriate Assessment or for whatever longer timeframe is set out in the notice. There is no fee for submissions on Appropriate Assessment.

Submissions made to the Agency may be made available to the public. Please be aware that statements included in submissions or observations, that could be viewed as defamatory could result in legal proceedings against the person who made that statement. Please note that if proceedings are brought against the Agency for any allegedly defamatory statements made, the Agency may seek indemnity from the person who made that statement. Please limit submissions to points of relevance to the decision to be made by the Agency.

The EPA will consider all submissions received before making its decision. The final decision (grant/refusal) will be published on the website.

If you would like to make a submission on Appropriate Assessment concerning a Certificate of Registration application under the Waste Management (Facility Permit & Registration) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 821 of 2007) as amended, please forward it to the Environmental Licensing Programme at:

Office of Environmental Sustainability
PO Box 3000,
Johnstown Castle Estate,
Co Wexford

Tel: 053 9160600
Lo-call: 0818 33 55 99
Fax: 053 91 60699
Email: licensing@epa.ie


Learn more

The Decision Tree is to assist a local authority in deciding if a Certificate of Registration is required.


Application forms and guidance notes for certificates of registration

Download the Certificate of Registration Application form and Guidance notes for applicants.


Application process flow charts

Certificate of the registration application process

Certificate of registration review application process

Certificates of registration granted by local authorities