Roads and Traffic

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.

Cranes, Hoists, Cherry Pickers and Vehicles Permits

A permit is required when the positioning of a Mobile Crane/Hoist/Cherry picker/Vehicle on a public road or footpath results in obstruction to a lane of traffic or interferes with pedestrian traffic flow.

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:

Buy a Parking Permit

Apply for or renew a Resident's Parking Permit

If you live in an area of the city that has a Pay and Display and Permit Parking Scheme, you may be eligible to buy a Resident’s Parking Permit from Dublin City Council.

General Transport Measures

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

Permits for Disabled Parking

If you are a driver (or car passenger) with a disability, you can apply for a Disabled Person’s Parking Permit. This gives you special permissions for parking in Dublin. Find out more about these permissions below.

Apply for a permit

To get a permit contact either of the following organisations:

Disabled Drivers’ Association
Co. Mayo
Tel: (094) 936 4266

Parking for City Residents

Apply for a Residents parking permit

You can buy a Residents’ Parking Permit if you live in an area of Dublin city where a Residents’ Parking Permit Scheme operates and if you qualify for a permit. This permit would allow you to park on the public road in which you live. 

Permits and Licences

Permits and licences to interfere with a road or footpath

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How to Apply for a Temporary Road Closure

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

Apply for an Abnormal Load Permit

Apply for a permit to transport an Abnormal Load by road

You need a permit to move goods by road if your cargo is:

  • Width - exceeds 2.90 metres.

  • Length - exceeds 16.5 metres.

  • Weight - exceeds 44 tons

This permit is called an Abnormal Load Permit. It costs €31.

Get an 'Abnormal Load Permit'

To buy a permit, follow these steps: