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Licensing and Kildare Fire Service

The Fire Service is a notified party in relation certain types of certificate / licensing applications to the courts by public premises.  Notification allows the Fire Service to inspect the premises involved and to be represented at the licence hearing to state if it has any objection to the licence being granted.

Licensing Procedure

Certificate / Licence types heard in the District Court that require notification to the Fire Service are listed by the Courts Service.

The following items should be included with the Notification;

  • Publican's Licence Renewal Form (see sample form below);
  • Fire Detection & Alarm System Certificate (see sample form below);
  • Emergency Lighting system Certificate (see sample form below);
  • Certificate for annual servicing of fire extinguishers (to be provided by the contractor).

Samples for these forms can be found below.

The Department of the Environment's Code of Practice for the Management of Fire Safety in Places of Assembly is a useful guide for the owners and occupiers of these premises. A sample Fire Register is included in the appendices of this document.

The notification and accompanying forms should be submitted to The Chief Fire Officer, Kildare County Council, Central Fire Station, Newbridge, Co. Kildare not less than 4 weeks before the court date for renewal of the license.