Cranes, Hoists and Vehicles Permits

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A permit is required when the positioning of a Mobile Crane/Hoist/Vehicle on a public road or footpath results in obstruction to a lane of traffic or interferes with pedestrian traffic flow.

How do I obtain a licence?

Mobile Crane

To get a licence for a Mobile Crane fill out the mobile crane application form and submit it to the Roadworks Control Unit:

  • By Post
  • By Fax
  • By calling to the public counter (Floor 4, Block 2, Civic Offices – (9.30am to 4pm, Monday to Friday). 

The application be examined by a Roadworks Control Inspector and will either be approved with conditions attached or refused.

Hoists, Cherrypickers & Vehicles

To get a licence for Hoists, Cherrypickers & Vehicles fill out the hoists, cherrypickers & vehicles application form and submit it to the Roadworks Control Unit:

  • By Post
  • By Fax
  • By calling to the public counter (Floor 4, Block 2, Civic Offices – (9.30am to 4pm, Monday to Friday). 

The application be examined by a Roadworks Control Inspector and will either be approved with conditions attached or refused.

What are the charges?

All permits for use of cranes and hoists cost a minimum of €100 per day. (However costs may be substantially higher in some circumstances, depending on the nature, duration or location of the works involved).

  • A further charge will apply if it is necessary to impinge on the public roadway or to make alternative arrangements for pedestrians. 
  • If the Mobile Crane/Hoist/Vehicle requires the suspension of parking bays on the roadway, additional fees will apply.·
  • For a comprehensive list of charges or to discuss your particular requirements, contact the Roadworks Control Unit.
  • Charges may be reduced by up to 50% if the work is carried out between 7pm and 7am, or on Saturday, Sunday or Public Holiday.

How can I make my payment?

Payment may be made by cheque, cash, credit/debit card  (Please do not send cash in the post).

Please note: repeat applications must be accompanied by a new application form.

For more information

Environment & Transportation Department
Roadworks Control Unit,
Block 2, Floor 6,
Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8.

Tel: (01) 222 2246

Email: roadworks.control@dublincity.ie

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