Do I need prior permission to place a skip on a road or footpath in Galway City?
Yes. A Licence is required for the placement of a skip on a public road/footpath maintained by Galway City Council in accordance with the Control of Skips Bye-Laws 2010.
Your skip company will require a permit number from Galway City Council before delivering the skip.
How do I apply for a skip licence?
If you wish to place a skip on a public roadway or footpath, you must complete an application form.
You can download the application form from the link above or alternatively contact:
Transportation, Infrastructure, Recreation & Amenity
Grammar School Annex,
Telephone: 091 536400
Fax: 091 894357
The completed application form should be returned to the Transportation & Infrastructure Section, at the above address, by post, fax or in person to the public counter (9:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday to Friday).
Please ensure that the application form is accompanied with all the necessary documentation and the appropriate fee as outlined on the application form.
What is the fee for a skip licence?
Placement of skip on public Road/footpath or part of there of:
- €10.00 per day (or part of day) per 5 metres of road/footpath space
- Placement of skip in Pay & Display park area: €26.00 per day (or part of day) per parking space/bay
Payment can be made by cash, cheque, or credit card at the Cash Office, Galway City Council, City Hall, College Road, Galway.
What is the length of time that I can have a skip for?
The skip must be removed within 24 Hours of it being fully loaded.
If a skip is placed in a suburban residential estate, it must be removed each evening.
How much notice must be given to Galway City Council when applying for a skip licence?
To allow for proper assessment, the application must be made to Galway City Council at least 3 working days (excluding Saturday/Sunday and Bank Holidays) prior to the delivery of the skip. Note that your skip company will require a permit number from Galway City Council before delivering the skip.
What are the conditions relating to the placement of skips in Galway City?
For details on the conditions relating to the placement of skips in Galway City please refer to the Control of Skips Bye-Laws 2010.