Parking Frequently Asked Questions
Parking Section, Municipal Services Department
Postal Address: Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, Municipal Services Department, Parking Section, County Hall, Marine Road, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.
Guidelines for the Implementation of Paid Parking Control Schemes are contained in the Parking Control Bye-Laws, 2007. For an area to be considered for Paid parking control a signed petition by a number of residents should be submitted by the Residents Association, or individually on behalf of a group of residents, to the Parking Section of the Municipal Services Department. The request will be assessed by the Municipal Services Department. A traffic / parking survey will be carried out to assess the nature and extent of the parking problem in the area, whether the implementation of Paid parking control is considered appropriate, the suitability of the area and the capacity to accommodate a Paid parking control scheme. In primarily residential areas, if it is considered that Paid Parking is warranted, a survey and accompanying drawing will be circulated to eligible residents to obtain the residents preference in relation to the proposed introduction of Paid Parking. A report on the proposed introduction of a parking scheme will then be brought to the Area Committee in which the proposed Scheme is located for approval. If the Scheme is approved by the Area Committee it will then go to the full Council for final approval to introduce the Scheme.
For more information, contact the Parking Section on (01) 2054884.
Residents can apply for parking permits and visitors permits. For non-residents payment will be on a Pay & Display basis.
The Parking Control Bye-Laws, 2007 define a resident “a person who is the occupant of a dwelling or a converted house, other than a purpose built apartment block, who satisfies the Council that his/her normal dwelling place is at premises situated within a pay parking area which relates to the parking permit”.
Dwelling is defined as “a building or structure designed and used for residential purposes, other than an apartment within a purpose built apartment block”.
Residents of purpose built apartment blocks are not eligible for resident’s permits.
Businesses, employees and non-resident landlords are not eligible for residents permits.
The display of a valid parking permit, as specified in the Parking Control Bye-Laws, is the responsibility of the applicant.
In any one year, the Council shall, on application by a resident, issue one parking permit per resident’s car within its own pay parking area, subject to production of acceptable evidence by the resident up to an upper limit of four residents parking permits per dwelling.
Where a building comprises a converted house the total number of residents’ parking permits that may be held concurrently by residents of housing units in that building shall be four subject to the limit of one residents’ parking permit per housing unit and subject to production of acceptable evidence.
Residential Parking Permit:
Fee: €40 per one year permit or €75 per two year permit.
Visitors Parking Permits:
Visitor permits are sold at a cost of €2.00 each in multiples of 4.
The minimum order is 4 Permits at a cost of €8.00.
A resident’s parking permit is only valid for the vehicle and the parking area indicated on the permit. Maps showing the parking areas in which the Parking Control Bye-Laws are in operation are available for inspection at County Hall, Dún Laoghaire and in the Council Offices in Dundrum. The Parking Control Bye-Laws, 2020 may be viewed on the Council’s website.
A Change of Vehicle form must be completed. The completed form must be accompanied by:
- a copy of the insurance certificate for the vehicle which must display the address to which the permit is being applied for.
If the car is registered in the name of a company you must supply a copy of the current insurance certificate for the vehicle, AND a letter from the company stating that you are employed by them and that you have habitual use of the vehicle,
- the old parking permit. If the old parking permit is not returned with the application, an ‘Application for Replacement Parking Permit’ form must be completed.
The scheme is being introduced primarily for the benefit of residents, to ease parking pressures in their area. The implementation of the scheme involves substantial costs to the Council, including road lining, signage, the provision of parking meters, and continued maintenance and enforcement costs. The present fee for a parking permit is €40 for an annual permit or €75 for a two-year permit.
There is no statutory basis for providing residents only parking on public roads.
Motorists who display a ‘Parking Card for People with Disabilities’ (EU Blue Card), issued by the Irish Wheelchair Association or legitimate national authority, may park in controlled areas without payment.
Residents permits will allow residents to park in a designated area, but will not guarantee availability of spaces.
Visitors permits, valid for parking in a Pay & Display bay, will be available to residents at a cost of €2.00 each. Each permit will be valid for 1 day. Also, short stay parking may be paid for by Pay & Display ticket.
Residents can park in the majority of long stay/short stay bays, once a valid residents permit is displayed, however residents may not be allowed to park in some commercial areas. Commercial areas/bays will have a time plate stating ‘Permits Not Valid’, residents may not use their permits while parking in these areas.
When parking please refer to the information plates on the street, which will indicate the period during which it is permitted to park and any parking restrictions i.e. ‘Permits not Valid’.
To report an instance of illegal parking you may contact the Council’s Parking Section on P: 2054884 or email email@example.com
The cost applicable is indicated on the Paid Parking machine and information plates.
The hours of operation of Paid Parking would normally be 08.00 – 19.00 Monday to Friday or Monday to Saturday.
The parking period permitted is indicated on the appropriate parking ticket machine and information plates.
A vehicle which had been parked in a ticket parking place for the maximum period permitted in that ticket parking place, as indicated on the appropriate Paid Parking ticket parking machine or information plate, shall not be parked again in a ticket parking place on the public road in which that ticket parking place is situated until at least one hour has elapsed since the vehicle was last parked in that ticket parking place.