A Road Opening Licence allows the holder to excavate a section of public road, i.e. carriageway/footway and associated grass verge.
A licence is required if an individual/contractor wishes to open a footpath, road or street for any reason. Application is made through the Roads Office on the official application form, which must be accompanied by the appropriate fee and insurance. It should also be noted that no work should be carried out without prior notice to the Council, ESB and Eircom, even when the licence is obtained. Adequate signage is also a necessity and a condition of the licence. The Council should also be notified when the work is completed.
Please note that even if planning permission has been granted and a commencement notice issued, a road opening licence is still required if it is necessary to open the road.
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