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There has been an access restriction for heavy goods vehicles with 5+ axels in a cordon area of Dublin since February 2007.

Dates and details
Permanent access restriction for heavy goods vehicles with 5 or more axels. Entry is allowed if a permit is granted.

Vehicles affected
Heavy goods vehicles with 5+ axels.

Daily permit costs 10€ and allows five stops.

Type of restriction
Access restriction

Alternative transport
Dublin public transport

Scheme Boundary
Dublin map small
green lines: designated HGV routes
blue squares: entry/exit points

For a larger map click here

Road Sign
Dublin road sign

Need to Register?
Yes. If you need to access the restricted area you have to register here first by completing this form.
Then apply for a permit here. A 5+ axle vehicle that is not allowed to use the Dublin Port Tunnel under the terms of the Tunnel bye laws, may apply for a Transit Permit. This permit allows the vehicle to exit or enter the cordon area, along East Wall Road and Alfie Byrne Road only. Permits for transit are free.
Permits will only be issued for deliveries and collection to premises inside the cordon who have registered online here.

Foreign vehicles affected?
Yes, are affected.

Hours of operation

Electronic registration is checked by the police.

Up to 800 € for first offence, 1500 € for second offence within 12 months and 1500 € and possible imprisonment for third offence.

National Scheme

There are two exemptions:
-To deliver or collect goods from a premises or construction site you can apply for Load/Unload Permit
-To travel through the restricted area when you are not permitted to use the Port Tunnel (e.g. wide-load or restricted goods), you can apply for a Transit Permit.

Guidance on how to fill in the form is given by this document from Dublin city.

Local name for the scheme
HGV Management Strategy HGV 5+ axle Cordon in Dublin City

Further Information
HGV information
Dublin City Council
Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) Unit
Roads & Traffic Department
Block 2, Floor 7
Civic Offices
Fishamble Street
Dublin 8
Tel: (01) 222 5919 (9.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday)
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Impacts of the Dublin scheme

City website
Dublin city website


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