Roads and Traffic

Build a Scaffold or Hoarding

Apply for a licence to build a scaffold or hoarding

You need a licence if you want to build a hoarding or scaffolding on a public footpath or roadway.

Get a hoarding or scaffold licence

To buy a licence, follow these steps:

Step 1: Contact Dublin City Council Roadworks Control Unit

We will arrange for a Roadworks Control Inspector to meet you at the place where you want to set up the hoarding or scaffolding.

Put a Skip on Your Road

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

General Transport Measures

The Roads & Traffic department is responsible for implementation of various policies and traffic measures, relating to roads and traffic issues.

Change a Vehicle's Owner

Taxing a Private/Commercial Vehicle

Taxing a Private/Commercial Vehicle for the first time

You can tax a new or imported vehicle for the first time by post, in person or online.

Tax a Vehicle Online

Apply for Motor Tax Online

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Motor Tax

General Data Protection Regulations – Privacy Notice, Motor Tax
Dublin City Council requires customers’ to provide certain personal data in order to carry out our legislative and administrative functions for Motor Tax on behalf of Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport (DTTAS). Dublin City Council will treat all information and personal data you provide as confidential, in accordance with General Data Protection Regulations and Data Protection legislation.

HGV Management Strategy

The Dublin Port Tunnel opened on 20 December 2006 providing direct access between Dublin Port and the national road network for Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs). Dublin City Council introduced the HGV Management Strategy to encourage maximum use of the Port Tunnel by port-related traffic and to enhance the city centre environment.

Traffic in Dublin

Plan a road journey in Dublin by using up-to-the-minute information from the Dublin Traffic Control Centre.

If you know of a traffic problem, please tell us about it using the FreePhone number below.

Get the Latest Traffic News

 The Traffic Management  & Incident Centre gives you information about the city's traffic conditions around the clock.

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If you know of a traffic problem, please tell us about it using the FreePhone number below.

How to stay up-to-date