Temporary Road Closure Permit

In the interest of effective traffic management, Dublin City Council adopts a strict approach to reviewing all requests for road closures.

Road closures can only requested for:

  • Facilitating building works
  • Storage of materials on public roads or footpaths
  • Erection of hoarding/scaffolding on public roads or footpaths
  • Carrying out of other commercial activity such as the placement and erection of mobile cranes or hoists on public roads or footpaths

Only in exceptional circumstances, where the City Council is satisfied that there is no alternative, will consideration be given to permitting road space on heavily trafficked routes to facilitate construction or development works. Short-term weekend road closures to facilitate the on-site erection or dismantling of cranes will be facilitated if possible.

How do I apply for a temporary road closure?

You must complete and return this application form. This application must be accompanied by:

  • An advertising/administration fee of €2,375
  • A Traffic management plan with details of the proposed diversion routes
  • Adequate public liability insurance in order to indemnify Dublin City Council against all claims

What are the costs involved?

In addition to the initial payment of €2,375 for advertising and administration, there is a cost linked to the number of lanes to be closed and the length of the required lane closure. Every road in the city has been assigned a Traffic Impact Number from 1 to 5, according to its importance as a strategic traffic route. Impact numbers 1 and 2 apply to lightly trafficked routes while numbers 3, 4 and 5 refer to heavily trafficked routes. Full details are available in the Directions for the Control and Management of Roadworks in Dublin City.

Traffic Impact Route Charge Per linear Metre Per Lane Per Day
1 €5.50
2 €11.00
3 €15.40
4 €30.80
5 €46.40


A road will be deemed closed from the nearest junction leading to a through road at each end of the works area and the charge will be applied accordingly. In paid parking areas, a charge for the suspension of paid parking in the relevant tariff zone applies. Any necessary removal/replacement of signs etc. shall be carried out at the applicant’s expense. For further information regarding charges etc. please contact the Roadworks Control Unit.

Payment methods

Payment may be made by cheque, money order or credit/debit card.

Amount of notice

The granting of permission for a road closure requires Dublin City Council to give a certain period of public notice that it intends to close a road. Your application should be received at least 6 weeks in advance of the required closure date. For a full list of the conditions relating to a Temporary Road Closure Application, please refer to the schedule attached to the application form.

Public notification of road closures

Notice of all road closures is advertised in the national newspapers.

You can click here for information on current temporary road closures.

Dublin City Council Temporary Road Closure Application Form
Roadworks Control Directive
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