Local Improvement Scheme (LIS)

A  Local Improvement Scheme (LIS) involves improvement works on private/non-public roads. Limerick City and County Council may provide assistance by way of carrying out works on roads which are eligible for Local Improvement Schemes.


To be eligible, the road on which works are to be carried out must be in private ownership and must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Provide access to parcels of land of which at least two are owned or occupied by different persons.
  • Provide access for harvesting purposes (including turf or seaweed) for two or more persons.
  • Road projects which provide access to at least one parcel of land, owned or occupied by a person engaged in agricultural activities AND which separately provides access for harvesting purposes (including turf or seaweed) for at least one other person.
  • Shall, in the opinion of the road authority, be used by the public - definition of such road is a road which may connect two public roads or give access to a beach or commonage, and thus serve the local community.
  • Works can be carried out on amenity roads. Amenity roads are non-public roads leading to important community amenities such as graveyards, beaches, piers, mountain access points or other tourist/ heritage sites.

A local contribution of 10% or 15% of the cost of the project (including VAT) is payable by the applicant, i.e. 10% up to and including 5 residences and 15% for 6 or more residences (capped at €1,200 per household).

How to apply?

Download and complete the Application Form below and return to the following address.

Central Services
Limerick City and County Council
V94 WV78

This service is provided by

Roads,Traffic and Cleansing

Phone +353 61 556000