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Where (and where not) to park in Dublin

Where you can and cannot leave your vehicle, if you want to park in Dublin City.

Where to park

You can park in the following places:

Where NOT to park

There are several areas in Dublin City where you are not allowed to park. If you ignore these restrictions you could be issued with a parking ticket, be clamped or be towed away. Find out more about tickets, clamping and tow-aways.

Areas where you are not allowed to park include:

Double Yellow Lines

No parking on a double-yellow line at any time.

Exceptions

You can park on a double yellow line for a maximum of 30 minutes while actively loading or unloading a vehicle.

Single Yellow Lines

No parking during the hours indicated on the street sign. This usually lasts from 7.00am  to 7.00pm, Monday to Saturday.

Exceptions

You can park on a single yellow line for a maximum of 30 minutes while actively loading or unloading a vehicle.

Parking Bays Reserved for People with Disabilities

No parking at any time except where a valid parking permit is displayed in the vehicle.

Find out more about parking for people with disabilities.

Loading Bays

No parking during the hours indicated on the street sign. This usually lasts from 7.00am to 7.00pm, Monday to Saturday.

Exceptions

Vehicles with a goods tax disc can park in a loading bay for a maximum of 30 minutes while actively loading or unloading.

Clearways and Bus lanes

No parking or stopping during the hours indicated on the street sign.

Cycle Tracks

Mandatory cycle tracks

For mandatory cycle tracks, no parking or stopping at any time. A mandatory cycle track is indicated by a solid white line.

Non-mandatory cycle tracks

For non-mandatory cycle tracks, you can park for a maximum of 30 minutes while actively loading or unloading a vehicle.. A non mandatory cycle track is indicated by a broken white line

Cycle tracks operate on a 24 hour basis unless otherwise indicated on a time plate.

Pedestrian Areas

A vehicle cannot be driven or parked in a pedestrian area during the hours indicated on the street sign.

Bus/Coach Parking

No parking for any vehicles other than a bus or coach, unless otherwise indicated on a street sign. The maximum stay for buses/coaches is also indicated on the street sign.

Taxi Ranks and Bus Stops

No parking is at any time.

Other parking restrictions

It is illegal to park in a way which interferes with traffic flow or obstructs or endangers other road users, for example:

  • No parking opposite a continuous white line.
  • No parking on a footpath (either partly or wholly).
  • No parking within 5 metres of a junction.
  • No parking at a pedestrian crossing or traffic lights, within 15 metres on the approach side or 5 metres on the other side.
  • Do not obstruct any entrance for vehicles except with the occupier’s consent.
  • No parking at a school entrance.
  • No parking on a grass margin or median.

Why we have parking restrictions in Dublin City

Parking regulations are designed to make life more pleasant, more orderly and more convenient for everyone by:

  • Eliminating obstructions and reducing congestion.
  • Improving road safety.
  • Increasing the availability of on-street parking spaces.

It is your responsibility to ensure you comply with the law and city regulations when parking


Parking Tag                                                                  Parking Tag Image

 

 

Parking Tag is an additional service offered by Dublin City Council, it is a fast and convenient way to pay for parking. The advantages of using Parking Tag include no more fumbling for change at a parking meter and if you are delayed for any reason you can extend your parking session remotely. There are two options when using Parking Tag, pay as you go option or account option.

To register with Parking Tag simply visit www.parkingtag.ie  (full details of the system available on this site), phone Parking Tag at 0818 300 161 or purchase your Parking Tag from selected Payzone outlets.

Those not wishing to avail of this service can still pay and display using a parking meter. 

 

For more information

Dublin City Council
Parking Enforcement and Policy Section
Roads and Traffic Department
Block 2, Floor 6
Civic Offices
Wood Quay
Dublin 8

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