How to apply for a Heavy Goods Vehicle Permit(s)
Heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) with 5+ axles are NOT permitted without a permit to enter restricted areas of Dublin City as per the City Council's HGV Management Strategy.
From March 1st 2022 two restricted areas will be in place:
- Area roughly bounded by the canals operates between the hours of 7am and 7pm (7 days a week).
- Area around Sandymount (including Strand Rd) operates 24 hours a day.
HGV restricted cordon map can be viewed below
You may apply for a permit to enter this restricted area for the following purposes only
- To deliver or collect goods from a premises or construction site you must apply for a Load/Unload Permit.
- To travel through the restricted area (via East Wall Road and Alfie Byrne Road ONLY) when you are not permitted to use the Dublin Tunnel (e.g. wide-load or restricted goods), you can apply for a Transit Permit.
If you need to deliver to or collect from a premises or a construction site within the restricted area of Dublin city, you can apply for a load/unload permit. This permit allows you to travel in the restricted area during restricted hours using a HGV with 5+ axles.
Load/unload permits can only be issued against premises that have been registered with Dublin City Council.
Daily permits cost €10.00 each (one permit allows up to five deliveries/collections).
A Transit Permit can only be issued to vehicles that are not permitted to use the Port Tunnel for the following reasons:
- Vehicles over 2.6 metres in width
- Vehicles carrying restricted goods, e.g. dangerous chemicals. Please see the Dangerous Goods Regulations pdf for a list of restricted items
There is more information about vehicle restrictions in the Dublin Tunnel on www.dublintunnel.ie
You cannot choose your own route through the restricted zone. HGVs using a transit permit must travel along the East Wall Road and Alfie Byrne Road only. No other route is permitted. There is no charge for a transit permit.