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If you live in a residential property in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown where there are parking controls, such as pay and display ticket parking, you may be entitled to apply for a resident’s parking permit.

Click here for a map of where paid parking applies in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown.

The permits can only be purchased by residents who fulfill certain criteria and can be valid for one or two years.

A resident is defined as “a person who is the occupant of a dwelling or a converted house, other than a purpose built apartment block, who satisfies the Council that his/her normal dwelling place is at premises situated within a pay parking area which relates to the parking permit”.

A dwelling is defined as “a building or structure designed and used for residential purposes, other than an apartment within a purpose built apartment block”.

These criteria are set down in the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Parking Control Bye-Laws 2007.

If you are a tenant, the property must be registered with the Private Residential Tenancies Board (PRTB), in accordance with the Housing (Regulation of Rented Houses) Regulations 1996 and the Residential Tenancies Act 2004, before permits can be purchased.

Parking permits may be bought from the Council online here or by filling out an application form and returning it to:
DLR Parking Section
Transportation Department
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council
County Hall
Marine Road
Dún Laoghaire
Co. Dublin

Permits cost €45 annually or €75 for two years and are limited to a maximum of four permits per building.

Applications must be accompanied by all of the following:

  • a copy of your current (i.e. dated within the last 3 months) proof of residency, showing your name and address, e.g. domestic utility bill, bank/credit union/credit card statement, registered landlord’s tenancy agreement (unfortunately, DLRCoCo does not accept non-domestic bills or mobile phone bills);
  • a photocopy of your current vehicle ownership certificate/log book;
  • a photocopy of your current 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 current driving licence;
  • a copy of your current tax disc;
  • the appropriate fee**;
  • such other information as the Council may require.

* If the car is registered in the name of a company, you must supply a copy of the current insurance certificate for the vehicle, and a letter from the company stating that you are an employee and that you have habitual use of the

** Debit/credit card payments or cheque/postal order/bank draft payments (made payable to Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council) will be accepted at the Council’s Harbour Square Office on Crofton Road, in Dún Laoghaire (opening hours: Monday to Friday 10am-1pm & 2.15pm-4pm, excluding bank/public holidays). Cash payments will not be accepted. Payment can also be made online here.

The following are not eligible for a resident’s parking permit:

  • Businesses
  • Employees
  • Non-resident landlords
  • Residents of purpose built apartment blocks

Renewing your parking permit

Residents’ Parking Permits are non-refundable and should be used on or before the expiry date.

It is a resident’s responsibility to renew a resident’s parking permit; renewal does not occur automatically.

All renewed permits issued will be valid from the first day following the expiry of the previous permit, but if a parking permit is not renewed within 1 month of the expiry date, a subsequent request for renewal will be dealt with as a new application.

Click here for the permit renewal form.

Change of address or vehicle

If you change address or vehicle, your permit is no longer valid and must be replaced.

If you change address within the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council area, you can have your permit move with you.

Click here for a change of address form.

Click here for a change of vehicle form.


The display of a valid parking permit, in a clearly visible location, is the responsibility of the applicant.

A resident’s parking permit is only valid for the vehicle and the parking area indicated on the permit.


For more information, go the DLRCoCo Transportation (Parking) web site, or contact the DLRCoCo Parking Section on (01) 205-4700 or at transportation@dlrcoco.ie

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