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Parking in Waterford City

Disc Parking

Waterford City and County Council operates Pay and Display Parking in Waterford City. The operation of the Disc Parking is governed by the Metropolitan District of Waterford (Control of Parking) Byelaws 2023.

Not all car parks in Waterford City are owned and maintained by the City & County Council. Some are in private hands and therefore do not come under the Council’s remit in terms of opening hours, hourly parking fees etc.

Using Pay and Display parking in Waterford
When parking in pay parking areas, please take note of parking signs.

Sufficient machines are provided in order that appropriate coverage is available should a machine be out of operation. Pay and display tickets MUST be placed in the front window in the parked vehicle to allow the parking warden to read the appropriate details on the ticket. Fines are issued for ‘non display of valid parking ticket’. Subsequent production of a valid ticket is not acceptable evidence of the ticket being displayed in the vehicle.

Drivers should ensure the parking disc is correctly displayed after the car doors have been shut.

Important exemptions
Disabled spaces are provided for disabled badge holders. Should these spaces be full, vehicles with disabled badges on display are permitted to park in ordinary parking spaces free of charge.

Goods vehicles actively loading or unloading are permitted up to 30 minutes to complete their loading. If a goods vehicle is not actively loading a valid parking disc must be correctly displayed. Loading areas may not be used for parking during the hours of operation of the loading area.

Enforcement of Pay and Display Parking in Waterford City
Waterford City and County Council employ Traffic Wardens to carry out parking enforcement of our disc parking locations, along with the enforcement of parking regulations and prohibitions, e.g. illegal parking on double yellow lines, in disabled parking bays, in school keep clears, on footpaths etc. within the Council’s administrative area. If you received a parking ticket which you feel you did not deserve, you can appeal the ticket in writing by completing the parking offence appeal form below (end of page).

Parking Permits