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Road Application Forms

Road Application Forms

Applications forms are required for a variety of road functions, which are available below:-

Road Opening Licence

A Road Opening Licence is required for any works to be carried out in a public area e.g. footpath, grass, open space, parks etc. Applications for Road Opening Licenses can be applied through the MRL website

 Temporary Road Closure

Temporary Road Closures are required to facilitate road works, road races, festivals etc.  Completed application forms must be submitted 5 weeks prior to the road closure.  Advertisement costs must be covered by the applicant.

Hoarding Licences

A Hoarding Licence is required to facilitate building works and to ensure safety for the public.  Completed application forms must be submitted 3 weeks prior to works commencing.

Directional Signs

A licence is required to authorise the use of advertisement signs/structures or tables on public roads, (aka Directional Signs). Completed application forms must be submitted for assessment. 

Abnormal Loads Permit

A Special Permit is required by any haulage vehicles which are considered to be either Wide, Long or Heavy and travelling on the roads in South Dublin County Council administrative area.  Completed application forms must be submitted 7 day prior to commencement of the journey.

NOTE Separate permits are required from Dublin City Council, Fingal County Council, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, Wicklow County Council and Kildare County Council when travelling within their administrative area.

Roads and Services Taken in Charge Certificates

South Dublin County Council’s fee for the TIC/Change of Address letters is €88.00.

Requests can be posted to:

Roads Maintenance Section,
South Dublin County Council,
County Hall Tallaght,
Dublin 24, D24 A3XC


Map with the property clearly marked must be also enclosed.

Temporary COVID Street Furniture License

All applications for a Temporary COVID 19 Street Furniture Licence may be made Free of Charge.  Applications must be made on the official application form below and must be accompanied by all the necessary documentation and photographs.


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