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Getting an Eircode

For an existing address

To date Eircodes have been assigned to over 2.2 million addresses. All Eircodes can be found on the Eircode Finder, a public website that allows you to search for an Eircode by address or by finding a property on the map. On a smartphone you can also use the Get Directions option to navigate to an address.

If you are not sure if your address has an Eircode you can use the Eircode Finder to check if one has been assigned.
Find an Eircode
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On the Eircode Finder, type in your address or use the map to find your home or business premises. When you find your property, if there is a building marker (noted by a pink dot) on the map, there is an Eircode for this property. Move the map so the target is over the building marker and click “Get Eircode”.

More information about how to use the Eircode Finder can be found on our Help page.

If you need help or cannot find an Eircode you can contact us and someone from the Eircode Team will be happy to help you.


For a new address when you move

If you are moving home or business you can use the Eircode Finder to check if an Eircode has already been assigned to the address you are moving to.

On the Eircode Finder, type in your address or use the map to find your home or business premises. When you find your property, if there is a building marker (noted by a pink dot) on the map, there is an Eircode for this property. Move the map so the target is over the building marker and click “Get Eircode”.

More information about how to use the Eircode Finder can be found on our Help page.

If you need help or cannot find an Eircode you can contact us and someone from the Eircode Team will be happy to help you.

For a new address

If you have a new address there is no need to apply for an Eircode.

Each quarter postal addresses and location details for new, repurposed or renovated properties are provided to us by An Post GeoDirectory. Then Eircodes are assigned in the months of February, May, August and November.

The next Eircode update will be in mid - February 2023.

In order for an Eircode to be assigned to a new address it has to be in the An Post GeoDirectory database and must contain at least 2 lines of the postal address, a principal post town, and geographic coordinates.

Once this information is available, Eircode will:

  • Assign an Eircode
  • Update the Eircode Finder
  • Send a Eircode notification letter to the occupant
  • Provide the updated Eircode database to licenced users

If any information is missing and we cannot assign an Eircode, we would expect the required details to be included in the next quarterly update of the An Post GeoDirectory database.

Cannot find an Eircode?

If a search by address is unsuccessful, use the map to locate the property, if there is a building marker (noted by a pink dot) on the map, there is an Eircode for this address. If there is no pink dot on the map at the location:

  • It is possible that your address and its location was not captured yet and thus was not included in the quarterly update of the An Post GeoDirectory database.

    For example it can take some time for a new address to be included. When this happens we would expect it to be in the next quarterly  update

  • It is possible that your address and its location was not fully captured. The An Post GeoDirectory database must contain at least 2 lines of the postal address, a principal post town and geographic coordinates for an Eircode to be assigned.

    For example it can take some time to get all the information for a new build. If any of this information is missing from the database, we would expect it to be included in the next quarterly update by An Post GeoDirectory. 

  • It is possible the property is a secondary building that does not have a postal address and thus is not assigned an Eircode.
    For example a campus with multiple buildings may have post delivered to a central location and then distribute post to other buildings.

Click here to find out more about What gets an Eircode?

If your property has been there for many years and you cannot find an Eircode on the Eircode Finder, please contact us and someone from the Eircode Team will be happy to help you.

Audio Files and Large Print Information

To find out how to get an Eircode, you can download the audio file or the large print text document below:

Click here to download the Audio file
Click here to download the large print text document