Location & Postal Addresses

The CRO is located at:

Parnell House
14 Parnell Square
Dublin 1

DX Number 145001

The Office can be reached by walking north up O'Connell Street, and continuing straight on to the top of Parnell Square. The CRO is on the right, directly opposite the Garden of Remembrance.

Disabled access for Companies Registration Office Public office:

Ground Floor Reception. Ramp from footpath to front door. Disabled Access (Male and Female) toilets.

Certain post can be sent to the CRO at the Carlow address below.

Map to CRO office

Public Office

Post can be sent to a Carlow address where the documents are received, image-scanned and registered. The Public Office remains in 14 Parnell Square, Dublin 1.

Please note that there is no public office in Carlow.

Post for Carlow

The postal address for Carlow is:

The Companies Registration Office, O'Brien Road, Carlow.

DX Number 271004 DX Exchange: Carlow 2

The following submissions should be sent to Carlow:

  • Annual Returns
  • All Liquidation, Receivership and Examinership documents,
  • All Prospectuses,
  • All Business Names documents
  • Voluntary strikeoff requests (H15)
  • Documents to be lodged to open or update a customer account.

and all submissions to:

  • change director/secretary information.
  • change the Registered Office of a company, 
  • change Auditor information,
  • change the register of members, debenture holders, directors service contracts etc.

Email address: Crocarlow@djei.ie

Post for Parnell House

Certain documents (outlined below) and all general correspondence should still be sent to Parnell House. The envelope should clearly indicate the section or person in the Office that it is being submitted to.

The following submissions can still be sent to Parnell House:

  • All Mortgage/Charge submissions including satisfactions of charge.
  • All New Company incorporation applications
  • All Change of Company Name submissions
  • All Re-registration of Company Type documents,
  • All submissions for External Companies,
  • All applications for electronic filing agents (J forms),
  • All resolutions and Memorandums and Articles,
  • All submissions to change Share Capital,
  • All submissions to change from or to single member company status,
  • All Limited Partnership forms

The postal address for Parnell House remains as:

The Companies Registration Office, Parnell House, 14 Parnell Square, Dublin 1

DX Number 145001

Please note that to ensure on-time delivery by post, the CRO recommends the use of a time guaranteed postal service which shows that the document was posted on a date which should have guaranteed on-time delivery in the CRO. (eg. An Post's Express Post service offers next working day delivery guarantee and a signature can be collected on delivery. "Certificates of postage" are not recognised in the CRO.

Late Filing Fee Waivers

All requests for the waiving of late fee penalties must be submitted in writing. The CRO will consider, on a case-by-case basis, written requests for waiver of a late filing penalty where circumstances of a genuinely "force majeure" nature can be demonstrated by the company/presenter to have prevented the submission of an annual return to the Office prior to the expiry of the filing deadline. Please see Penalty Waiver page for further details.

Please address your request to either of the following people:

Mr. Damien McDonnell or Ms. Fiona Yule, Companies Registration Office, O’ Brien Road, Carlow.

Please note that the penalty waiver scheme will end from 1 June 2015

From the commencement date of the Companies Act 2014 (1 June 2015), applications for an extension of time to file an annual return can be made through the District Court as per section 343(5) of the Act. The costs of making an application to the District Court are far less than the High Court (which is currently the court prescribed). The District Court will (on notice to the Registrar) hear applications for an extension of time to file the annual return and may make an Order extending the time to file. Where a company files such an Order with the CRO within 28 days of the Order being made, and subsequently files the annual return within the extra time specified by the District Court, the documents will be deemed by the CRO to have been received on time. As a result, the consequences of late filing (late filing penalties / loss of audit exemption) will not apply to that annual return. Further information on this process will be posted on www.cro.ie in due course.

Consequently, from 1 June 2015 CRO will no longer be engaging in correspondence with companies appealing the application of penalties as a result of the late filing of an annual return. Instead, companies who need more time to file their annual return should make an application to the District Court in the district court area where their registered office is situated.

NB. Section 343(5) of the Act will not apply to an annual return which has already been delivered to the CRO at 1 June.

Email Enquiries

Email enquiries regarding Penalty Waivers can be made, in confidence, to the following email address - waivers@djei.ie