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Bus/Coach Stop Application

Application Form to use Bus/Coach Stop 

Road Opening Licence

Note An application for a Road Opening Licence must be made via the Maproad Roadworks Licensing System. This System is facilitated and supported by the Road Management Office.  All applicants must register in advance through the RMO and must submit evidence of compliant Insurances in the required format. You can register as a new Applicant here, and user queries can be directed to support@mrl.jitbit.com

Temporary Road Closure Application

For approval to temporarily close a public road to traffic

Temporary Roadworks Speed Limit

Application form for Temporary Roadworks Speed Limit

Temporary Sign Installations

Application for the erection of temporary signage

Abnormal Load Application Form  

For approval to transport an abnormal load on a public road such as a large indivisible load which exceeding legal limits or exceeding legal gross weight limits

HGV Permit Application Form

Where it is proposed to use a vehicle with 5 axles or more on a road which has restrictions in place for such vehicles, a permit must be obtained from the relevant local authority.

Special Permit for Off Road Dumpers

Application for Special Permit for Off Road Dumpers in County

Roads and Services in Charge

How to get confirmation that Roads & Services are/are not in charge - Bus/Coach Stop Application

Licence for Advertisement Sign on Public Road

Licence for Advertisement Sign on Public Road

Community Involvement Scheme

Westmeath County Council invites expressions of interest from local communities who are interested in availing of the Community Involvement Scheme. Eligible schemes will be included in a programme of works for completion in 2020/2021.

What is the Community Involvement Scheme?

The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport provides funding nationally towards this scheme. Local authorities do not have the funds to carry out desirable maintenance works to all roads in their charge and the purpose of this initiative is to maximise the resources available for local road maintenance.

This scheme encourages a joint approach (on a voluntary basis) with groups of local residents and landowners for the restoration of public roads that are lightly trafficked, single lane or cul de sac roads and may also link two local primary roads or two local secondary roads.

Eligible works fall into four categories: General, Drainage Works, Pavement Works and Footpaths.

How to apply/Further information

The application form including further information and terms and conditions for this scheme may be downloaded from our website at the link below:

Community Involvement Scheme - Application Form – Community Involvement Scheme Application Form 2019

Terms and Conditions Terms & Conditions CIS 2019

Application forms are also available from your local district office:

Mullingar Municipal District

Áras An Chontae
Mount Street,
N91 FH4N Telephone: 044-9332000

Athlone Municipal District

Civic Centre,
Church Street,
N37 P2T5 Telephone: 09064 42100

The closing date for receipt of applications is the 31st of July 2019.

Completed forms should be returned by post to the Transportation Section, Áras an Chontae, County Buildings, Mullingar, County Westmeath N91 FH4N

Or, you can email it to us at: info@westmeathcoco.ie with the subject title Community Involvement Scheme Application

Local Improvement Scheme  

Westmeath County Council is inviting applications for the Local Improvement Scheme.

This Scheme enables the carrying out of improvement works by Westmeath County Council on private/non-public roads subject to certain conditions being met.

In order to be eligible the subject roads must be:

  • In private ownership.
  • Be open to the public at all times.
  • Provide access to parcels of land of which at least twoare owned or occupied by different persons, engaged in separate agricultural activities or
  • provide access for harvesting purposes (including non-commercial turf harvesting) for two or more persons or
  • provide access to amenities e.g., to lakeshore, green or common area which, in the opinion of the County Council, shall be used by the public.

Schemes must have the consent of all affected landholders and a financial contribution must be paid by the applicants prior to commencement of works on any project.

The following are not eligible for consideration:

Roads serving only houses or buildings.

Roads with gates, barriers or otherwise restricted public access.

Roads serving lands already accessed by a public road.


Forms and further information are available from the Transportation Department: Tel 044 9332000 and through Athlone Municipal District, Civic Office, Church Street, Athlone: Tel 0906442100 or Mullingar Municipal District, Civic Offices, Mullingar: Tel 0449332021. 

See attached Form & Sample Map Local Improvement Scheme Application Form 2019

Sample 6 Inch Map for LIS Scheme

Closing date for receipt of applications is May 31st 2019.