Parking Permits

Please note: The Parking Permit Applications referenced on this page are provided by a third-party, Submit.com, contracted by Cork City Council to process online submissions.  You will be presented with the privacy policy and terms and conditions if you choose to use the service.

Parking Permit applications will now be processed online. Please apply here

Please allow 5-10 working days for the processing of your application.  

Applicants for a Residents Permit (new or renewal) are liable for parking charges(disc/Park by Phone) until the date of issue of permit, if parking in a disk parking area within the designated times.

Cork City Council Parking Permits Scheme 2022

 You can view Cork City Council’s Parking Permits Scheme 2022 here.

Cork City Council Parking Permits Policy 2022

 You can view Cork City Council’s Parking Permits Policy 2022 here

 

Application Process

 You can apply online for parking permits. Please see a full list here or follow the link under the relevant form below.

 You may also apply by post.

Required Documentation: PLEASE NOTE: All documentation must be addressed to the property for which the permit is being sought and in the applicants name.

  • Completed Application Form including domestic Eircode
  • Vehicle Licensing Cert/Log Book 
  • Vehicle Insurance Certificate (insurance discs/schedules/cover letters are not accepted) & (must match applicants address)
  • Domestic bill dated within the last 3 months (electric/gas bill, landline phone bill, bank/visa/credit union statement. Official correspondence from Revenue/Social Welfare dated within the last 3 months) & (must match applicants name and address)
  • If the applicant is an Owner/Occupier – A full copy of the house insurance policy
  • If the applicant is a tenant – A full copy of the Rental/Lease agreement
  • If the applicant is a tenant – proof that the property is registered with the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB)
  • If the applicant’s residence is part of a commercial property – A letter of confirmation from Cork City Council’s Rates section that the premises has a domestic rating.

Payment for postal application can be made by Bank Draft, Cheque or Postal Order.

 If you wish to pay with a credit or debit card, please ensure your contact telephone number is on the application form and we will call you

If you have any other queries please email parkingpermits@corkcity.ie

Carer's Parking Permit

You can now apply for this permit online 

You can also apply by post. Postal application form: Family Carers Application Form

Family members may apply for a Carer’s Permit in the situation where the family needs to look after a family member on a voluntary ongoing daily basis.

Carer’s permits are only issued to family members. A family member includes; Father, Mother, Brother, Sister, Son, Daughter, Uncle, Aunt, Niece/Nephew, etc.

Permit Cost:

  • Carer’s permits are valid for one year at a cost of €20.

Required Documentation:

In order to apply for a Carer’s Permit the applicant (person requiring the care) is required to include the following with the Application:

  • Completed Application form including domestic Eircode. [Applications with a commercial Eircode will not be accepted].
  • Domestic bill dated within the last 3 months (electric/gas bill, landline phone bill, bank/visa/credit union statement. Official correspondence from Revenue/Social Welfare dated within the last 3 months).
  • Have the Medical Report section of the form completed by their G.P.

The following documentation in respect of each of the carer’s (maximum of 4 carers) is required to be included with the application form.

  • Vehicle Licensing Certificate or Log Book
  • Valid Vehicle Insurance Certificate [insurance discs/schedules/cover letters will not be accepted]

One permit may be issued and can include up to a maximum of 4 cars. 

Only one Carer can use the permit at any one time.

The permit must be prominently displayed in the vehicle so that the full permit is clearly and fully visible through the front windscreen from outside the vehicle.

Change of Vehicle

You can apply for this permit online.

You may also apply by submitting a postal application.

Postal Application Form: Change of Vehicle Application Form

 If you are changing your vehicle and your current parking permit has not yet expired, it is possible to change the vehicle reg.

Permit Cost:

€10.00 Original expiry date of permit will apply

Required Documentation:

  • Completed Application Form including domestic Eircode. [Applications with a commercial Eircode will not be accepted]
  • Valid Insurance Certificate for the new car [insurance discs/schedules/cover letters will not be accepted]
  • Logbook/ Vehicle Enquiry form/ Receipt of purchase
  • Original valid, in date parking permit

The permit must be prominently displayed in the vehicle so that the full permit is clearly and fully visible through the front windscreen from outside the vehicle.

Replacement/Lost Permit

You can apply for this permit online 

 You may also apply by post. 

Postal Application Form: Replacement Permit Application Form

Permit Cost: 

€20 – expiry date of original permit will apply

 Required Documentation: All documentation must be addressed to the property for which the permit is being sought and in the applicants name.

  • Completed Application Form including domestic Eircode. [Applications with a commercial Eircode will not be accepted]
  • Vehicle Licensing Certificate or Log Book
  • Valid Vehicle Insurance Certificate [insurance discs/schedules/cover letters will not be accepted]

The permit must be prominently displayed in the vehicle so that the full permit is clearly and fully visible through the front windscreen from outside the vehicle.

Work Permit

Please apply at least 24 hours before works are due to commence

You can apply for this permit online 

You may also apply by submitting a postal application.

Postal Application Form: Work & Skip Permit Form

Work permits are available for commercially taxed vehicles in Cork City. Work permits cannot be used in any of the Pedestrianised streets a full list of streets is available here

Permit Cost:

  • 1 hour zone: €20 per day
  • 2 hour zone: €10 per day

The permit/receipt must be prominently displayed in the vehicle so that the full permit/receipt is clearly and fully visible through the front windscreen from outside the vehicle

Resident's Parking Permit

You can apply for this permit online

You may also apply by post.

Postal application Form: Resident Parking Permit Application Form

Residents parking permits allow permit holders to park their vehicle without a time restriction in a specific parking zone which includes the address of their residence.

Permit Cost:

One Year€20.00
Two Years (only available for owner occupiers)€40.00

Please note the following parking permit rules in relation to where you live in Cork City:

Cork City Council residents and Cork City Council tenants within the Ballincollig area are restricted to the following limits

  • Maximum Permit term: 1 year
  • Maximum number of permits available per dwelling: 2
  • Permit Cost: €20

Cork City Council residents and Cork City Council tenants within the Douglas area are restricted to the following limits

  • Maximum Permit term: 1 year
  • Maximum number of permits available per dwelling: 1
  • Permit Cost: €20 

Cork City Council Residents (Owner/Occupier) and Cork City Council tenants within the prior to expansion city area are restricted to the following limits

  • Maximum Permit term: 2 year
  • Maximum number of permits available per dwelling: 
One Year Two Years 
1st Permit Cost €30€60
2nd Permit Cost €60€120
3rd Permit Cost €120€240
4th Permit Cost €120€240

Cork City Council Residents (Private Renters) within the prior to expansion city area are restricted to the following limits

  • Maximum Permit term: 1 year
  • Maximum number of permits available per dwelling: 4*
1st Permit Cost €30
2nd Permit Cost €60
3rd Permit Cost €120
4th Permit Cost €120

*Maximum of 4 permits, subject to restriction below, reducing to 3 (three) with effect from the 1st January 2027.

In the interim period, commencing 1st May 2022 until 31st December 2026:-

Cork City Council will not accept new applications for a fourth permit for a qualifying dwelling.

Cork City Council will accept renewal applications for a fourth permit for a qualifying dwelling.


Required Documentation: All documentation must be addressed to the property for which the permit is being sought and in the applicants name.

  • Completed application form including domestic Eircode. [Applications with a commercial Eircode will not be accepted]
  • Vehicle Licensing certificate/Log Book
  • Valid Vehicle Insurance Certificate [insurance discs/schedules/cover letters will not be accepted]
  • Domestic bill dated within the last 3 months (electric/gas bill, landline phone bill, bank/visa/credit union statement. Official correspondence from Revenue/Social Welfare dated within the last 3 months).
  • If the applicant is an Owner/Occupier – A full copy of the house insurance policy
  • If the applicant is a tenant – A full copy of the Rental/Lease agreement
  • If the applicant is a tenant – proof that the property is registered with the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB)
  • If the applicant’s residence is part of a commercial property – A letter of confirmation from Cork City Council’s Rates section that the premises has a domestic rating.

In accordance with the policy of Cork City Council a residents parking permit will not be issued in the following cases:

  • Residents of a purpose built or converted apartment building/block where development of the complex was completed after March 2004 will not be eligible for a Parking Permit.
  • Residents of a purpose built or converted apartment building/block where off street parking has been constructed as part of the development or is already available to the development will not be eligible for a Parking Permit.
  • Residents of Private Estates (being any estate which has not yet been taken into charge by the Council or where the Council is not responsible for maintenance of the internal roads and footpaths, which are intended to remain in private ownership) will not be eligible for a Parking Permit.

In the case of a qualifying pre-April 2004 conversion of a house into a multi-unit residence – the maximum limit of permits as set out in the above paragraphs will be applied to the entire dwelling on a first come first served basis.

Cork City Council may request proof of planning permission or proof of pre-April 2004 letting in order to evaluate the eligibility of a multi-unit dwelling.

The permit must be prominently displayed in the vehicle so that the full permit is clearly and fully visible through the front windscreen from outside the vehicle.

Termination of Permit:

Cork City Council reserves the right to terminate a permit and / or application if deemed necessary due to insufficient documentation, further information required, eligibility for permit etc.

Resident Vehicle Hire Parking Permit

 

To support the use of sustainable transport, Resident’s – Vehicle Hire Parking Permits is part of the Parking Permits Scheme to cater for eligible residents in a Pay Parking Area (as defined in the Bye Laws) who do not own a vehicle but may need to rent a vehicle from time to time.

Applicants for this type of permit must fulfil all the requirements that are applicable to an application for a Resident’s Parking Permit. Residents of a development the residents of which are not eligible to apply for a Resident’s Parking Permit are not eligible to apply for a Resident’s - Vehicle Hire Parking Permit.

Applications for a Resident’s - Vehicle Hire Parking Permit must be submitted online and an application must be made at least 5 working days before the first date the permit is required.

 If eligible the Resident’s - Vehicle Hire Parking Permit, unless a virtual permit is issued, it will be in the form of a receipt that will be emailed to the applicant. The applicant must have the facility to print the Resident’s - Vehicle Hire Parking Permit receipt for display purposes.

To be valid a Resident’s – Vehicle Hire Parking Permit must be current and, unless a virtual permit is issued, a physical Resident’s – Vehicle Parking Permit receipt must be prominently displayed in the relevant vehicle so that the full Resident’s – Vehicle Hire Parking Permit receipt is clearly and fully legible through the front windscreen from outside the vehicle.

The number of Resident’s - Vehicle Hire Parking Permit applications for an individual address will be restricted to 20 per annum. There will be no more than one Resident’s - Vehicle Hire Parking Permit issued for an individual address at any one time.  

Required Documentation:

  • Completed Application Form with Eircode
  • Vehicle make & model & registration
  • Copy of current Hire Agreement
  • The duration (number of days) required – Maximum duration is 3 days
  • Relevant Application Fee

Permit Cost:

€10 for a Resident’s – Vehicle Hire Parking Permit.   Each permit will be valid for 3 days.