Modify a Footpath to Allow Vehicle Access
If you need to modify a footpath to allow vehicles to enter or exit your property, you need to apply to us for permission.
This type of change is called a ‘dishing’.
Apply for 'dishing'
To apply for a dishing, follow these steps:
Step 1: Get planning permission (or affidavit)
You need planning permission to create a new dishing or modify (e.g. widen) an existing the dishing at the entrance to your property.
For existing dishings
If the dishing to your property has been in existence for a very long time, you need to obtain a sworn affidavit instead of planning permission. This affidavit must certify that the entrance has been used for vehicle access for at least 7 years.
Note: A 'sworn affidavit' is a letter of declaration signed and witnessed by a solicitor or a peace commissioner.
Step 2: Contact us to apply for dishing
Once you have planning permission or a sworn affidavit, contact Road Maintenance Department at the address below.
An inspector will then arrange to call out to do an inspection and give you a quote for the dishing.
Charges for concrete 'dishing'
- €556 total for a standard domestic dishing (up to 7 square metres in size).
- €79.45 per square metre for larger domestic dishings.
- An extra charge is applied if granite kerbs or other special materials are needed.
Note: If you live in a council home, Dublin City Council may be responsible for creating a dishing outside your home. Contact our Housing Maintenance section to find out.
Step 3 : Works will proceed
We will arrange for work to begin at an appropriate time.
If there is a tree and/or grass margin present, Parks and Landscape Services should be contacted at 2225049 or firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange an inspection.
For more information
Road Maintenance Services (Head Office)
Block 2, Floor 4
Tel: (01) 222 2255