Contact Details

The Private Security Authority
Davis Street
Tipperary Town
Co. Tipperary
E34 PY91

Contact for Individual Licence
Contact for Contractor Licence

Email Adrdresses:
info@psa.gov.ie
licensing@psa.gov.ie
contractors@psa.gov.ie
enforcement@psa.gov.ie

Statutory Instruments

The following Statutory Instruments have been made in accordance with the Private Security Services Act 2004, as amended.

S.I. No. 834/2005 — Private Security (Licensing and Standards) Regulations 2005
These Regulations prescribe categories of licence and the standards to be observed by licensees in the provision of security services. They refer to the licensing of contractors in the Door Supervisor (Licensed Premises), Installer of Intruder Alarm, Security Guard (Monitoring Centre) and Security Guard (Static) sectors.

  1. Amended by S.I. No. 435/2006
  2. Amended by S.I. No. 419/2009
  3. Revoked by S.I. No. 144/2012

S.I. No. 835/2005 — Private Security (Licence Fees) Regulations 2005
These Regulations prescribe the fees payable in respect of applications for licences. 

  1. Amended by S.I. No. 858/2007
  2. Revoked by S.I. 293/2013

S.I. No. 836/2005 — Private Security (Licensing Applications) Regulations 2005
These Regulations prescribe the application form for a licence and the particulars to be included in the register of licensees.

  1. Revoked by S.I. No. 856/2007

S.I. No. 152/2006 — Private Security (Forms, Surrender of Licence and Offence Notification) Regulations 2006
These Regulations prescribe the format of licences and identity cards, the format of the register of licensees, procedures relating to the surrender of licences and identity cards, procedure on the notification of convictions.

  1. Revoked by S.I. No. 147/2012

S.I. No. 153/2006 — Private Security (Complaints Procedures) Regulations 2006
These Regulations prescribe procedures in respect of the processing of complaints made under Section 39.

S.I. No. 435/2006 — Private Security (Licensing And Standards) (Amendment) Regulations 2006
These Regulations amend Regulation 5(b) of the Private Security (Licensing and Standards) Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 834 of 2005 ).

  1. Revoked by S.I. No. 144/2012

S.I. No. 468/2006 — Private Security (Licensing and Qualifications) Regulations 2006
These Regulations provide for the issue of licences to individuals who perform security services as door supervisors at licensed premises or as security guards and for the qualifications to be obtained by them.

  1. Amended by S.I. No. 293/2013

S.I. No. 469/2006 — Private Security (Licensing Applications) Regulations 2006
These Regulations prescribe the application form for a licence for individuals.

  1. Revoked by S.I. No. 147/2012

S.I. No. 470/2006 — Private Security (Licence Fees) Regulations 2006
These Regulations prescribe the fees payable in respect of applications for licences by individuals.

  1. Amended by S.I. No. 704/2006
  2. Revoked by S.I. No. 362/2015

S.I. No. 704/2006 — Private Security (License Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2006
These Regulations amend Regulation 7 of the Private Security (Licence Fees) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 470/2006).

S.I. No. 856/2007 — Private Security (Licensing Applications) Regulations 2007
These Regulations revoke S.I. 836/2005 and prescribe the application form for a licence and the particulars to be included in the register of licensees.

  1. Revoked by S.I. No. 19/2008

S.I. No. 857/2007 — Private Security (Licensing and Standards) (Cash in Transit) Regulations 2007
These Regulations prescribe categories of licence and the standards to be observed by licensees in the provision of security services. They refer to the licensing of contractors in the Cash In Transit sector

S.I. No. 858/2007 — Private Security (Licence Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2007
These Regulations amend Regulation 3 of Private Security (Licence Fees) Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 835/2005).

S.I. No. 873/2007 — Private Security (Exemption) Order 2007
This Order exempts prescribed persons from the provisions of Section 37 (1) of the Private Security Services Act 2004.

S.I. No. 19/2008 — Private Security (Licensing Applications) Regulations 2008
These Regulations revoke S.I. 856/2007 and prescribe the application form for a licence and the particulars to be included in the register of licensees.

  1. Revoked by S.I. No. 147/2012

S.I. No. 332/2009 — Private Security (Identity Badge) Regulations 2009
These Regulations prescribe for the wearing of identity badges and the format of badges.

S.I. No. 419/2009 — Private Security (Licensing and Standards) (Amendment) Regulations 2009
These Regulations amend Regulation 5 of the Private Security (Licensing and Standards) Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 834/2005 ).

  1. Revoked by S.I. No. 144/2012

S.I. No. 152/2011 — Private Security (Duplicate Licence and Identity Card Fee) Regulations 2011.
These Regulations prescribe the fee payable for the issue of a duplicate licence or identity card.

S.I. No. 144/2012 — Private Security (Licensing and Standards) Regulations 2012.
These Regulations revoke S.I. 834/2005, S.I. 435/2006 and S.I. 419/2009 and prescribe categories of licence and the standards to be observed by licensees in the provision of security services

  1. Amended by S.I. No. 190/2014
  2. Amended by S.I. No. 302/2014
  3. Amended by S.I. No. 195/2015

S.I. No. 147/2012 — Private Security (Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 2012.
These Regulations revoke S.I. 152/2006, S.I. 469/2006 and S.I. 19/2008 and prescribe the forms of application for a licence, the categories persons prescribed for witnessing of signatures, the format of licence, temporary licence and identity card, the particulars to be included in the register, procedures for the surrender of licences, procedures for the notification of convictions and changes in certain particulars.

S.I. No. 484/2012 — Private Security (Licensing and Training) (Provider of Protected Forms of Transport) (Cash-in-Transit) Regulations 2012.
These Regulations provide for the issue of licences to individuals who are employed to perform certain security services in the cash-in-transit sector and the training required.

  1. Amended by S.I. 362/2015

S.I. No. 293/2013 — Private Security (Licence Fees) Regulations 2013.
These Regulations amend Regulation 3 of the Private Security (Licensing and Qualifications) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 468/2006), revoke S.I. 835/2006 and prescribe the fees payable by private security contractors.

S.I. No. 190/2014 — Private Security (Licensing and Standards) (Security Guard Monitoring) Regulations 2014.
These Regulations amend the Private Security (Licensing and Standards) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 144/2012) and prescribe categories of licence and the standards to be observed by licensees in the provision of security services.

S.I. No. 302/2014 — Private Security (Licensing and Standards) (Event Security) Regulations 2014.
These Regulations amend the Private Security (Licensing and Standards) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 144/2012) and prescribe categories of licence and the standards to be observed by licensees in the provision of security services.

S.I. No. 537/2014 - Private Security (Licensing and Standards) (Cash In Transit) (Amendment) Regulations 2014.
These Regulations amend Regulation 3 (in part) and Regulation 6 of the Private Security (Licensing and Standards)(Cash in Transit) Regulations 2007 (S.I. 857 of 2007).

S.I. No. 67/2015 - Private Security (Refund of Fees) Regulations 2015.

These Regulations provide for a refund of the turnover fee, payable at the appropriate percentage of the turnover fee, in the event that the holder of a valid licence ceases to provide a security service and the licence is returned to the Authority.

S.I. No. 195/2015 - Private Security (Licensing and Standards) (Private Investigator) Regulations 2015.

These Regulations amend the Private Security (Licensing and Standards) Regulations 2012 (S.I. 144/2012) and prescribe categories of licence and the standards to be observed by licensees in the provision of security services.

S.I. No. 362/2015 - Private Security (Licence Fees) Regulations 2015.

These Regulations provide that the duration of a licence granted (to an individual) on or after 1st December 2015 will be for a period of 3 years. The Regulations also prescribe the revised licence fees applicable.

S.I. No. 343/2016 - Private Security (Licensing and Standards) (Locksmith) Regulations 2016.

The Private Security (Licensing and Standards) (Locksmith) Regulations 2016 provides for the Private Security Authority (PSA) to commence licensing, from 1 October 2016, private security employers and independent contractors who engage in the provision of locksmith services.These Regulations also prescribe the standards which locksmiths will need to comply with when providing such services, i.e. PSA Licensing Requirements — Locksmith (PSA 55:2016).