Parking in Dublin

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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


Parking Tag 

Image of Parking Tag logoParking Tag is a fast and convenient way to pay for parking. No more fumbling for change and you can extend your parking time without returning to the parking meter if you are delayed.

Full details on how to register are available at or phone 0818 300 161.

Want to see how Parking tag works?

Image of Parking Tag booklet front cover

Dublin City Council Parking Control Bye-Laws 2014

The Dublin City Council Parking Control Bye-Laws 2014 were adopted by the City Council  on 10th November 2014 and  revoke the Dublin City Council Parking Control Bye-Laws 2013 with effect from 15th December 2014.

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 2014

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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

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

Environment and Transportation Department
Block 2, Floor 6
Civic Offices
Dublin 8

Tel: (01) 222 2261
Fax: (01) 222 2190