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 2015. 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 appeal form.

Parking Permits
You can buy a Residents’ Parking Permit if your primary residence is in an area of Waterford City where disc parking applies and if you qualify for a permit. This permit would allow you to park in a valid parking space on the public road in which you live without having to pay for your parking. Application forms and further details are available here.

Visitors Parking
You can apply for a Visitors Parking Permit if your primary residence is in an area of Waterford City where disc parking applies and if you qualify for a permit. Visitors permits are only available to people who meet the criteria to be eligible for a residents permit and where all people residing in the property are aged over 65. Only one visitors permit may be granted per household.

This permit would allow a visitor to your house to park in a valid parking space on the public road on which you live without having to pay for parking for a maximum of two hours while they are visiting you. Application forms and further details are available here.

Carers Parking
You can apply for a Carers Parking Permit if your primary residence is in an area of Waterford City where disc parking applies and if you suffer from a chronic illness which requires ongoing daily care.

This permit would allow a carer to park in a valid parking space on the public road in which you live without having to pay for parking while they care for you. Application forms and further details are available here.

Remember, parking spaces on your street are not reserved. They can be used by anyone.