Permit for Mobile Crane / Hoist / Cherry Picker

  • Do I need a permit to erect a crane/hoist/cherry picker?

    A permit is required for the placement of a mobile crane/hoist/cherry picker on a public road or footpath that is maintained by Galway City Council.


  • How do I apply for a permit for the placement of a crane/hoist/cherry picker?

    If you wish to use a crane/hoist/cherry picker on a public road or footpath, you must complete an application form.

    The application form can be downloaded from the link above or alternatively contact:

    Roads Section,
    Transportation, Infrastructure, Recreation & Amenity,
    Galway City Council,
    Grammar School Annex,
    College Road,

    Telephone: 091 536400
    Fax: 091 894357

    The completed application form should be returned to the Roads 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, as outlined on the application form, and the appropriate fee.


  • What is the time frame for approval of application forms?

    • Mobile Crane - Minimum of 5 weeks.
    • Cherry picker/Hoist - Minimum of 3 days.

    (Excluding weekends & Bank Holidays)


  • Is there a fee to erect a crane/hoist/cherry picker?

    The following fees apply:

    Application fee (non-refundable):

    Suspension of One Paid Parking Space if applicable - (non-refundable) (during operating hours - not applicable outside operating hours):
    €20 per day or part of day [if in hours].


  • Am I required to pay a bond?

    A bond may be required depending on the type of operation being undertaken. If there is any lifting of heavy loads, please contact the Roads Section of Transport, Infrastructure, Recreation & Amenity to enquire if a bond will be required.

    Refundable Deposit (to repair damage to pavement surfaces):
    Crane: €1,000
    Hoist/Cherry picker: €500

    Additional charges may be applied upon consideration of the application.


  • What are the methods of payment?

    Payment can be paid by cash, cheque or credit card at the cash office, City Hall, Galway City Council, College Road, Galway.