Services

Resident Parking Permits

Cork City Council has reviewed its eligibility criteria in relation to the issuing of Residents Parking Permits. Since August 2005 the City Council has been implementing these new eligibility criteria. These new criteria include the following as well as a new set of guidelines and application form:

Any resident in a purpose built apartment block where off street parking has been constructed as part of the development will no longer be eligible for a resident permit. 

Any resident in a purpose built apartment block where there was no off street parking provided as part of the development and where the development of the complex was completed after March 2004 will not be eligible for a residents parking permit.

Any resident in a purpose built apartment block where there was no off street parking provided as part of the development and where the development of the complex was completed before March 2004 will continue to be eligible for a residents parking permit.

Residents of apartment blocks who have had a resident permit previously (2004-2005) will be reissued with a permit again in 2005-2006. This will be reviewed for the period 2006-2007.

The decision not to issue Residents’ Permits to these Multi Dwelling Buildings reflects the shortage of on-street parking spaces relative to the demand for these spaces generally in the city and especially in the inner city.

Residents Parking Permits - Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Am I entitled to a permit?
  2. How do I apply for it?
  3. What do I need for a permit
  4. How do I get on Register of Electors? 
  5. Where do I find a Peace Commissioner? 
  6. If I drive a company vehicle can I get a permit?

Residents Parking Permits

Am I entitled to a permit?

You are entitled to apply for a resident’s parking permit if you are a resident within a disc parking area and own a vehicle. However,

  • Any resident in a purpose built apartment block where off street parking has been constructed as part of the development will not be eligible for a resident permit.
  • Any resident in a purpose built apartment block where there was no off street parking provided as part of the development and where the development of the complex was completed after March 2004 will not be eligible for a residents parking permit.
  • Any resident in a purpose built apartment block where there was no off street parking provided as part of the development and where the development of the complex was completed before March 2004 will continue to be eligible for a residents parking permit.

 
Residents of apartment blocks who have had a resident permit previously (2004-2005) will be reissued with a permit again in 2005-2006. This will be reviewed for the period 2006-2007.

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How do I apply for a permit?

An application form is available from the Parking Services office at City Hall, Cork or from the City Council website. Submit all fully completed applications to Residents Permit Section, Parking Services Section, City Hall, Cork

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What do I need for a permit?

  • Completed Application Form
  • A copy of the Vehicle Licensing Certificate / Log Book for your vehicle – the vehicle must be registered to the address for which the parking permit is being sought – see notes a) and b) below
  • Two recent domestic Utility Bills in your name for the address for which the permit is being sought (i.e. electricity, gas, landline telephone) or Financial Documents (Credit Card, Bank Account, Credit Union statements)
  • A copy of your insurance certificate – the address on the insurance certificate must be the same as the address for which the permit is being sought.
  • A copy of your driving licence
  • If you are not on the register to vote from the address for which the parking permit is being sought the declaration on the reverse side of the form must be fully completed, signed & stamped in the presence of a Peace Commissioner/Commissioner for Oaths or Practising Solicitor in Cork City/County
  • If you live in rented accommodation you must submit a copy of your Rent Book/Rental Agreement and a copy of your confirmation letter from the Private Residential Tenancies Board (PRTB) acknowledging the registration of the tenancy with the PRTB. 
  • Application Fee of €10
     

Please note the following:
 

a) The vehicle must be registered with the Motor Tax Office to the address in which you are applying for the Resident’s Parking Permit

b) If the vehicle is not registered to the address a Vehicle Inquiry Form must be submitted to this office stating that you are the registered owner of the vehicle at the address where you are applying for the permit. This Inquiry Form is available from the Motor Taxation Office

c) All applications received in this office are checked with the Rates Office to ensure that the premises has a Domestic Rating. If the premises is partially commercial/non-residential, the premises may be inspected to confirm adequate residential accommodation is provided within the premises.

d) Incomplete Application forms will be returned to applicant.

e) The renewal of a permit is the responsibility of the permit holder.

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How do I get on Register of Electors?

Contact Franchise Department in Room 304 City Hall. Ask for a letter confirming now on register of electors.

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Where do I find a Peace Commissioner?

A list should be available from your local Garda Station.

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If I drive a company vehicle can I get a permit?

Yes. We require a copy of the Vehicle Licensing Certificate and a copy of the Insurance Certificate including a letter from employer on headed paper stating applicant is sole driver and keeps vehicle at application address.

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