Put a Skip on Your Road
You need to buy a permit to put a skip on a public road where parking restrictions apply.
- Double yellow lines
- Paid parking zones, e.g. pay and display
It may take up to 7 working days to process your application, depending on where your skip is to be located.
You do not need a permit if you want to put a skip on a road with no parking restrictions – provided that the skip is placed in a safe manner and vehicular access is maintained (minimum of 3 metres in width retained).
For any further information, please contact the Roadworks Control Unit on 01 222 2246.
Get a skip permit
Step 1: Complete the skip permit application form
Note: You must submit this form every time you want a skip permit (there are no automatic renewals).
Step 2: Return the completed form to us
Allow up to 7 working days to process your application, depending on where your skip is to be located.
Prior to issuing of permit, payment of the appropriate fee to be made by debit card, credit card or Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT). (Please provide proof of corresponding EFT payment via remittance advice). Thank you for your co-operation.
Fees for a skip permit
In a zone without paid parking (but with parking restrictions, e.g. clearways):
- 5 metres of road space: €27 per 24 hours
For zones with paid parking:
- Very high-demand zone: €50 per 24 hours
- High-demand zone: €41 per 24 hours
- Average-demand zone: €27 per 24 hours
- Low-demand zone: €19 per 24 hours
Find out what zone you are in
- Download a map of the paid parking zones in Dublin City
Note: If the skip is placed in a zone with paid parking, the location of the skip and the number of parking bays it occupies may increase the fee you need to pay.
Read the bye-laws for skip licensing in Dublin City
These laws describe in full detail how the skips permit system works.