A visitor’s parking permit allows a visitor to a residential property to park in a paid parking area for one day for a single fee of €2 (except in areas with a “Permits Not Valid” sign).
The permits can only be purchased by a holder of a resident’s parking permit and may only be given to a person “who visits, calls on, or makes a stay with the resident or is engaged by the resident to carry out works on the dwelling” see Bye-Law 4 of 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.
Visitors’ permits may be bought from the Council online here or by filling out an application form and returning it to:
DLR Parking Section
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council
Permits cost €2 each and are sold in batches of 4. (The cost increased from €1.50 per day to €2 per day in 2011.)
The maximum number of visitors’ permits that can be bought by one dwelling is 120 per year.
Visitors are required to clearly display the parking permit, when parked in pay parking zones, showing the year, month and date by fully scratching off the appropriate panels on the permit (a pinprick dot will not suffice).
The following are not eligible for a visitor’s permit:
- Non-resident landlords
- Residents of purpose built apartment blocks
Visitors’ Parking Permits are non-refundable and should be used on or before the expiry date.
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council will cancel and withdraw visitors’ permits where it establishes that the permit holder has obtained the permits by inaccurate information or documentation being supplied. It is actually an offence for a resident to sell or otherwise dispose of a visitors permit to a person other than a visitor.