Traffic Fines

A Fixed Charge Offence Notice, also called a "Parking Fine", is a fine levied throughout Ireland when a traffic warden determines careless or illegal parking (or other offences) has taken place and may be causing obstructions for motorists, road users, pedestrians and businesses.

Waterford City & County Council employ traffic wardens to enforce the parking regulations and issue fines. Members of An Garda Síochána also have this authority. The Road Traffic (Traffic and Parking) Regulations, 1997 - 2013 provide for the general regulation and control of traffic, pedestrians and parking.

From a Health & Safety perspective, to reduce the risk of violence/agression towards Traffic Wardens, they wear a Body Worn camera as part of their uniform. The policy covering operation of these cameras can be found here.

Illegal Parking
This document outlines what constitutes illegal parking i.e. circumstances in which it may be necessary to issue a Fixed Charge Offence Notice.

  • What can I be fined for ?

  • Appealing a Fine
    Download the Parking Fine Appeal form below or call in person to Customer Services Desk - Civic Offices Dungarvan or Bailey's New Street Waterford for an application form.

    To submit an appeal, please complete the Appeal Form and either post to Traffic Management Section, Waterford City & County Council, Menapia Building, The Mall, Waterford, or email to

  • Parking Fine Appeal form (2022)

  • Paying a Fine
    A FCON can be paid on this website using our Online Payments system, or by calling in to any Customer Care Service Desk.

    Council owned Car Parks
    Many car parks in Waterford City and County are privately owned, and as such, Waterford City and County Council has no say in fees charged, opening hours etc.