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.
- Download Permit for the Placement of a Crane/ Hoist/ Cherry Picker [English]
- Download Permit for the Placement of a Crane/ Hoist/ Cherry Picker [Irish]
The application form can be downloaded from the link above or alternatively contact:
Transportation, Infrastructure, Recreation & Amenity,
Galway City Council,
Grammar School Annex,
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):
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.