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Garda Confidential No.: 1 800 666 111

Carriage Office

Information about the Carriage Office

The Carriage Office no longer deals with lost property.  There are 5 designated Garda stations in the Dublin area that manage property that has been found in taxis.  The stations are:
Irishtown: 01 666 9600
Store Street: 01 666 8000
Finglas: 01 666 7500
Tallaght: 01 666 6000
Shankill: 01 666 5900
Any person wishing to trace property left in a taxi should contact any of the above Garda stations or their local Garda station. 

The Carriage Office provides services in the following areas:

  • Licensing of large Public Service Vehicles (PSVs).  
  • Carrying out technical examination of vehicles that are the subject of Garda investigation, such as fatal and serious injury traffic collisions and Garda fleet vehicles involved in road traffic accidents. 
  • Examine vehicle identification numbers on vehicles referred by NCT centres
  • The National Transport Authority is now responsible for the first step for applications for small PSV licences. Please see for further details of the process.

Vehicles registered with the Carriage Office (Dublin County) as of 1st January 2016:

  • 980 Large Public Service Vehicles
  • Approximately 14,500 Small Public Service Driver Licences (for the Dublin area, these are held at the Carriage Office).

The Carriage Office has a staff of 10 - 1 Sergeant, 4 Gardaí, 2 Public Service Vehicle Inspectors and 3 clerical officers.  

Contact Details for the Carriage Office:

The Carriage Office has re-located from Dublin Castle to The Garda Complex, Shanowen Road, Santry, Dublin, D09 PY97.

Telephone contact numbers are:   

General Office: +353 1 666 4115
                       +353 1 666 4116
                       +353 1 666 4117

Fax: +353 1  6664105 

Public Opening hours:

Monday to Friday - 9.30am - 12.45pm and 2.00pm to 4.30pm