The Annual Licence is one of a range of copyright products, designed to facilitate the legal profession’s requirements when using OSi mapping data and aerial photography in the course of their business.

Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSI) maps, data and publications are copyright Ordnance Survey Ireland and Government of Ireland and are protected under the terms of the Copyright Acts.

Anyone wishing to reproduce OSI material, or use it as a basis for their own publications, must obtain a licence from OSI.

The Annual Licence covers reproduction of OSi data in the normal course of business for a period of one year. This eliminates the necessity to apply to OSi for copyright permission every time OSi maps, aerial photography or data are reproduced.

Licence Benefits

The Annual Licence permits Solicitors to use Ordnance Survey Ireland and Government of Ireland copyright material in the following ways:

  • Make copies for use within the business environment;
  • Reproduce copies of OSi/Land Registry/Property Registration Authority material for conveyancing;
  • Reproduce copies of OSi material for registration of deeds.

Licence Fees

Licence fees are based on the number of people in the firm using the copying licence.

No. in firm.                                  Amount

1                                                          €400.00

2 – 3                                                   €750.00

4 – 5                                                   €1,050.00

6 – 8                                                   €1,300.00

9 – 10                                                 €2,100.00

11 – 21                                               €7,6100.00

21    Plus                                             €7,620.00


Prices subject to the current rate of higher VAT.

To purchase your Annual Licence please go to

The licence number will be issued on receipt of the completed application form and payment of the appropriate fee.

Contact details for Copyright:

Copyright Department

Ordnance Survey Ireland

Phoenix Park

Dublin 8

Republic of Ireland

Eircode: D08F6E4

Phone: (01) 8025320 /392

Email: [email protected]