On Friday, December 3rd, 2021, the Minister for Transport formally launched the Speed Limits Appeals Procedure. This procedure is a process whereby, a member of the public can object to and appeal an existing speed limit contained within the Local Authority’s current Special Speed Limit Bye-Laws.

An appeal consists of two parts:

The initial appeal is made to the Local Authority Appeals Panel. There is no charge for this procedure. If the applicant is not satisfied with the decision of the Local Authority panel, they must notify the Local Authority within one month of the decision. The Local Authority will then forward the application to the Regional Panel, on receipt of a fee of €125. This fee is refunded should the applicant be successful in their appeal.

This appeals procedure cannot be used:

  • To appeal a speeding offence.
  • To make a submission during the Local Authority Special Speed Limit Bye-Laws Public Consultations.


For further information and to download the relevant forms, please visit www.speedlimits.ie

Completed forms should be clearly marked SPEED LIMITS APPEALS PROCEDURE and should be sent to the following address:

Roads Section,

Offaly County Council,

Áras an Chontae,

Charleville Road,


Co. Offaly

R35 F893