Put a Skip on Your Road

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You need to buy a permit to put a skip on a public road where parking restrictions apply. This includes:

  • Double yellow lines
  • Paid parking zones, e.g. pay-and-display
  • Clearways

You do not need a permit if you want to put a skip on a road with no parking restrictions - provided that the skip is placed in a safe manner and vehicular access is maintained (minimum of 3 metres in width retained).  For any further information, please contact the Roadworks Control Unit on Tel. (01) 222 2246.

Get a skip permit

Step 1: Complete the Skip Permit application form

Note: You must submit this form every time you want a skip permit (there are no automatic renewals).

Step 2: Return the completed form to us

Return the completed form by post or in person to the address below.

It may take up to 72 hours to process your application, depending on where your skip is to be located.

Enclose the appropriate fee in cheque or money order, made payable to ‘Dublin City Council’. You can also pay using credit card or debit card.

Do not send cash in the post. If you wish to pay in cash, please visit our public office at the address below.

Fees for a Skip Permit

In a zone without paid-parking (but with parking restrictions, e.g. clearways):

  • 5 metres of roadspace: €27.00 per 24 hours

For zones with paid-parking:

  • Very high demand zone: €50 per 24 hours
  • High demand zone: €41 per 24 hours
  • Average demand zone: €27 per 24 hours
  • Low demand zone: €19 per 24 hours

Find out what zone you are in

Note: If the skip is placed in a zone with paid parking, the location of the skip and the number of parking bays it occupies may increase the fee you need to pay.

Read the bye-laws for skip licensing in Dublin City

These laws describe in full detail how the skips permit system works.

For more information

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

Public office opening hours: 9.30am to 4pm, Monday to Friday. 

Tel: (01) 222 2246

Email: roadworks.control@dublincity.ie