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This department is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the existing public road network, carriageways, margins, footpaths, kerbs etc. as well as Council owned car parks and on-street spaces.

What we do

As well as the above. the department is also responsible for traffic and parking, public lighting and school wardens.

The department’s headquarters are based in the Civic Offices, Dungarvan with the District Engineers offices for the Dungarvan/Lismore and the Comeragh Municipal Districts also based there.

The District Engineers office for the Metropolitan area of Waterford is based in the Menapia Building, The Mall, Waterford City. This office also handles all queries relating to traffic and parking for Waterford City, Dungarvan and Tramore.


If you drive in Waterford City and County, you need to know the rules about parking.  Restrictions, governing legislation, and other useful parking information is found in this section.

Parking homepage

Parking Permits

There are 4 types of parking permit available from Waterford City & County Council.

  1. Resident’s Parking Permit
  2. Carer’s Parking Permit
  3. Visitor’s Parking Permit
  4. Voluntary Organisations Parking Permit

For eligibility, restrictions, required documents etc., please see our Parking Permits page.

Parking Permits homepage

Public Lighting Specification

Waterford City and County Council have prepared a public lighting specification as a means of ensuring that all public lighting projects meets relevant design and installation standards.

The document is a guide for designers to implement best practice and provide a sustainable energy efficient public lighting installations in Waterford.

Any planning applications or development received after the 1st of June 2020 must comply with the “Waterford City and County Council” public lighting specification.

Public Lighting Specification