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Parking in Dublin City

If you drive into Dublin City, you need to know the rules about parking. These rules are intended to help you by:

  • Reducing congestion and road obstructions.
  • Increasing the number of parking spaces available for your use.

Parking in Dublin?

If parking in Dublin City park legally and avoid being clamped.

 Image of a parking meter  

If parking on the street in Dublin City be sure to check the signs and parking meter on the side of the street that you park.

 Images of Parking Meter Notices  These will show the days and times you have to pay to park
 Iamges of Double Yellow Line Notices  Parking on Double Yellow Lines is not allowed at any time. Do not park on Single Yellow Lines during the time shown. Check the signs on the street.
 Image of Clearway Notices  The same streets can be clearway and Bus Corridors at different times. Check for these signs and times also. If you park during these times your car can be clamped or towed away to another location.
Image of a clamp If your car is clamped you should contact Dublin Street Parking Services, tel. +353 1 6022500. You will have to make a payment of €80 to have the clamp removed from your car.


More information on where you can and cannot park is available here

Dublin City Council Parking Control Bye-Laws 2014

A Briefing Note on the proposed Bye-Laws together with a copy of the draft Bye-Laws and the current Bye-Laws (Dublin City Council Parking Control Bye-Laws 2013) may be inspected during normal office hours over the period Monday 17th March to Friday 18th April 2014 inclusive at the offices of the Roads & Traffic Department, Floor 6, Block 2, Civic Offices, Fishamble Street, Dublin 8.  Copies of the Briefing Note, the draft Bye-Laws and the current Bye-Laws are available free of charge from this office, telephone (01) 222 2232 or to download below

Dublin City Council will consider submissions made by any person in relation to the draft Bye-Laws. Submissions must be made in writing to Mr. Declan Wallace, Executive Manager, Roads & Traffic Department at the above address or by email to traffic@dublincity.ie before 4.30pm on Friday 2nd May 2014. Submissions received will not be individually acknowledged. To confirm receipt of a submission telephone (01) 222 2232 or e-mail traffic@dublincity.ie.


Dublin City Council Parking Control Bye-Laws 2013

The Dublin City Council Parking Control Bye-Laws 2013 were adopted by the City Council on 13th May 2013 and will revoke the Dublin City Council Parking Control Bye-Laws 2012 with effect from 1st July 2013.


Dublin City Council Control of On-Street Car Club Bye-Laws 2013

Dublin City Council’s new bye-laws regulating the operation of on-street car clubs are effective from 1st August 2013. Car Club operators can apply to the council for a licence to operate on-street Car Clubs from Dublin City Council’s 30,000 pay-and-display parking spaces.

Parking Appeals Officers Report 2012

The Tables for Appeals Officer 2011 Annual Report is also available to download in pdf below:


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For more information

Applying for a Residents Parking Permit contact:

Dublin City Council
Customer Services Centre     
Civic Offices
Wood Quay
Dublin 8

Tel: (01) 222 2222
Fax: (01) 222 5807
Email: customerservices@dublincity.ie

For more information on where you can or cannot park and to find out how to get a clamp removed, contact:

Dublin City Council
Parking Enforcement & Policy Section

Roads & Traffic Department
Block 2, Floor 6
Civic Offices
Dublin 8

Tel: (01) 222 2261
Fax: (01) 222 2190
Email: parkingenforcement@dublincity.ie