Iarratas a dhéanamh ar Sholas Sráide a athlonnú - Cónaitheoir Príobháideach/Sealbhóir Tí amháin
If you need to relocate a public lighting pole to facilitate vehicular access to your property you need to apply to Dublin City Council Public Lighting Services for permission.
Please complete and submit the Application Form Below
- Planning Permission Reference Number.
- Exact locations of the public lighting equipment in question (i.e. Street names and pole numbers).
- A photograph of the existing location
- Sworn Affidavit (if required instead of planning permission)
Submit Your Application
You can submit the application by email to [email protected]
Alternatively you can submit your application by post to:
Public Lighting Services,
Public Lighting and Electrical Services Division,
Dublin City Council,
61-64 Marrowbone Lane,
Planning permission is required to provide a new driveway entrance or widen an existing driveway to your property.
In cases where driveways have been in existence for at least 7 years and poles require relocation a ‘sworn affidavit’ instead of planning permission may be accepted. A 'sworn affidavit' is a letter of declaration signed and witnessed by a solicitor or a peace commissioner. This affidavit must certify that the entrance has been used for vehicle access for at least 7 years.
Processing Your Application
Upon receipt of a completed application form and all required information, an inspection of the site will be carried out to determine where the light can be relocated to. The light levels will be re-assessed and the proposed relocation position will be confirmed. You will then be a given a quote for the relocation.
A cheque made payable to Dublin City Council, to cover the cost of the required works, must be submitted to Public Lighting Services.
Scheduling of Required Works
Once payment have been received, the required works will be scheduled.
A new public lighting pole will be installed at a location to be determined by Dublin City Council Public Lighting Services. The pole will then be fitted with a bracket and lantern and either a new electrical service will be provided or the existing service will be transferred to the new pole. When the new light is operating, the existing pole will be removed.
The time-scale for completion of the works is 6-8 weeks.
Please note that if the existing pole has a direct ESB supply service in it, the scheduling of the works will be dependent on the availability of ESB Networks to disconnect the supply service in this pole and transfer it to the new pole location or provide a new supply connection.
In some cases, a public light is mounted on an ESB Networks pole. In this situation you must contact ESB directly regarding the removal. More information about this process can be found on the Relocate an existing Pole or Line page on the ESB website
Dishing a Footpath
If you need to modify (dish) a footpath to allow vehicles to enter or exit your property, you need to contact Roads Maintenance Services.
Road Maintenance Services (Head Office)
Environment & Transportation Department
Dublin City Council
Block 2, Floor 4
Tel: (01) 222 2255
Email: [email protected]
Tree and/or grass margin
If there is a tree and/or grass margin present, you need to contact Parks and
Landscape Services to arrange an inspection at the following address:
Parks and Landscape Services
Dublin City Council
Block 4, Ground Floor
Tel: (01) 222 2222
Email: [email protected]dublincity.ie