A TV licence costs €160
How do I buy a TV Licence?
Moved House? If you are moving house you can transfer your TV Licence online to your new address.
More information about your TV Licence
Under Section 148 of the Broadcasting Act 2009, it is a prosecutable offence to be found in possession of an unlicensed television set. Fines for an unlicensed television set can be up to €1,000 for a first offence and €2,000 for subsequent offences.
Renewing your TV Licence
When renewing your TV licence remember to have on hand your current TV licence reference number (and PIN for our Online Service) which is on the reminder notice sent from the TV licence section. To avoid delays you should bring your reminder notice when paying at the Post Office.
You can pay in instalments:
Are you receiving Social Welfare payments?
If so, you may be entitled to a free licence:
If you move home, you can log on to our Online Service to change your Personal Details or notify your local TV Licence Record Office and they will amend your licence to your new address.
If you do not have your 17 digit TV Reference number and 5 digit PIN, you should email or write to your local TV Licence Records office requesting a licence transfer. You can find these contact details on the upper right hand side of your TV Licence correspondence.
Please include the following details in your request:
- Your Name (i.e Licence holder's name)
- Old address in full - including house name and number
- New address in full - including house name and number
- Previous occupant's name, if applicable, so that we can remove the record from the National TV Licence database
** If you are unsure of the location of your local TV Licence Records office please send your details to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have mislaid your reminder and wish to renew online please choose the "First Time Licence" option. This licence will be associated with your original record and the expiry is subject to amendment.
For general queries contact your local TV Licence Record Office
TV Licence Records Offices
Please address all correspondence to An Post, TV Licence Records Office, followed by the address for your area from the list below.
From the 6th August 2013 all queries for the general Cork area will be dealt with by the Dublin TV Licence Records office. The Tralee TV Licence records office will continue to deal with enquiries from the Mallow area. You can find contact details on the upper right hand side of your TV Licence correspondence.
If you have a query regarding our Online Service please contact us at:
Terms and conditions
- Any person in occupancy at an address where a television set is held is legally responsible for the licensing of the television set regardless of ownership of either the premises or the set itself.
- Under Section 148 of the Broadcasting Act 2009, it is a prosecutable offence to be in possession of an unlicensed television set. Fines for a first offence can be up to €1,000 and €2,000 for subsequent offences.
- A Television Licence is deemed to be granted by way of a Renewal of a previous licence where the licence a) is granted to a person to whom the previous licence was granted, b) relates to the same specified place to which the previous licence related and is granted within one month before or within twelve months after the expiration of the previous licence.
- A First Time/Original Television Licence is every licence not granted by way of renewal. It comes into force on the day on which it was granted and continues in force until the end of the eleventh month after the month it was granted. If you choose to purchase a First Time/Original TV Licence when the Renewal option is more appropriate, An Post, on behalf of the Minister, may amend your licence in such manner as appears to him or her or An Post to be proper in the circumstances, in particular, (for the purpose of correction) a date to which it relates.
Glossary of Terms