Parking Fines / Fixed Charge Notice

  • I have received a parking fine - How do I pay it?

    Parking fines can be paid

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  • What are the parking offences that can result in a parking fine being issued?

    Galway City Council Parking Control Bye-Laws and National Parking Regulations govern illegal parking. These bye-laws and regulations are intended to help all road users by eliminating obstructions and reducing congestion, improving road safety and increasing the turnover of on-street parking spaces - making the streets more accessible for all.

     

    Parking Offences - Galway City Council:

    Offence No Amount of fine English
    103 40 Parking a vehicle wholly or partly within roadway markings at an omnibus stopping place/stand contrary Article 36(2)(l) of the Road Traffic (Traffic and Parking) Regulations, 1997 as amended.
    105 40 Parking a vehicle on a single yellow line at a time prohibited contrary to Article 37(1) of the Road Traffic (Traffic and Parking) Regulations, 1997 as amended.
    106 40 Parking a vehicle for more than the time permitted contrary to Galway City Council (Parking Control) Bye-Laws, 2009)
    107 40 Parking a vehicle in a parking bay in a manner which obstructs the use of adjoining bays contrary to Article 37(5) of the Road Traffic (Traffic and Parking) Regulations, 1997 as amended.
    108 40 Parking a vehicle in a parking place in which parking is subject to the payment of fees without a valid pay and display ticket, parking permit or disabled permit contrary to Galway City Council (Parking Control) Bye-Laws, 2009)
    110 40 Parking a vehicle at an appointed Taxi Stand contrary to Article 36(2)(e) of the Road Traffic (Traffic and Parking) Regulations, 1997 as amended.
    111 40 Parking a vehicle in a parking place in which parking is subject to the payment of fees without displaying a readable valid parking ticket contrary to Galway City Council (Parking Control) Bye-Laws, 2009)
    112 60 Failing to display a current tax disc contrary to Sections 73(1) and (76) of the Finance Act, 1976 as amended.
    113 40 Stopping or parking a vehicle on a clearway contrary Article 40(2) of the Road Traffic (Traffic and Parking) Regulations, 1997 as amended.
    115 40 Parking a vehicle other than a goods vehicle being used for loading or unloading in a loading bay contrary to Article 42(1) of the Road Traffic (Traffic and Parking) Regulations, 1997 as amended.
    116 40 Parking a vehicle wholly or partly on a footpath contrary to Article 36(2)(i) of the Road Traffic (Traffic and Parking) Regulations, 1997 as amended
    117 40 Parking vehicle partly or wholly within a road marking in an omnibus stop which is restricted to City omnibuses only contrary to Article 36(2)(l) of the Road Traffic (Traffic and Parking) Regulations, 1997 as amended
    118 40 Parking a goods vehicle in a loading bay for more than the time permitted contrary to Article 42(2) of the Road Traffic (Traffic and Parking) Regulations, 1997, as amended.
    119 40 Parking a vehicle at an appointed taxi stand or unattended in a taxi-rank contrary to Article 36(2)(e) of the Road Traffic (Traffic and Parking) Regulations, 1997, as amended.
    120 40 Parking a vehicle on double yellow lines contrary to Article 36(2)(a) of the Road Traffic (Traffic and Parking) Regulations, 1997, as amended.
    121 40 Parking a vehicle on a median strip contrary to Article 36(2)(i) of the Road Traffic (Traffic and Parking) Regulations, 1997 as amended.
    122 40 Parking a vehicle within five (5) metres of a junction contrary to Article 36(2)(c) of the Road Traffic (Traffic and Parking) Regulations, 1997, as amended.
    123 40 Parking a vehicle in a casual trading area during hours of trading contrary to Article 36(2)(j) of the Road Traffic (Traffic and Parking) Regulations, 1997 as amended
    124 40 Parking a vehicle in a pedestrianised area contrary to Article 45(2) of the Road Traffic (Traffic and Parking) Regulations, 1997 as amended.
    125 40 Parking causing obstruction to entrance to premises contrary to Article 36(2)(g) of the Road Traffic (Traffic and Parking) Regulations, 1997, as amended.
    126 40 Parking at a No Parking Sign contrary to Article 36(2)(b) of the Road Traffic (Traffic and Parking) Regulations, 1997 as amended.
    127 40 Parking opposite a continuous white line contrary to Article 36(2)(d) of the Road Traffic (Traffic and Parking) Regulations, 1997, as amended.
    128 40 Parking in a manner that interferes with the normal flow of traffic or which obstructs or endangers other traffic contrary to Article 36(2)(k) of the Road Traffic (Traffic and Parking) Regulations, 1997, as amended.
    129 40 Parking a vehicle in a bus lane during period of operation of bus lane contrary to Article 39(2) of the Road Traffic (Traffic and Parking) Regulations, 1997 as amended.
    130 40 Stopping at School Entrances contrary to Article 41(1) of the Road Traffic (Traffic and Parking) Regulations, 1997 as amended.
    131 40 Stopping or parking a vehicle in a Car Club Vehicle Parking Bay contrary to Article 44A (1) of the Road Traffic (Traffic and Parking) Regulations, 1997, as amended.
    132 40 Stopping or parking a vehicle in an Electrically Powered Vehicle Recharging Bay contrary to Article 44B (1) of the Road Traffic (Traffic and Parking) Regulations, 1997, as amended.
    133 40 Parking a vehicle on a grass verge contrary to Article 36(2)(i) of the Road Traffic (Traffic and Parking) Regulations, 1997 as amended.
    134 150 Parking a vehicle in a designated disabled persons space without displaying a valid disabled persons permit Article 44(1) of the Road Traffic (Traffic and Parking) Regulations, 1997 as amended
    135 40 Parking a camper van, caravan, mobile home or vehicle otherwise used for accommodation purposes and parked overnight in a public carpark within the administrative area of Galway City contrary to Galway City Council (Parking Control) Bye-Laws, 2009)
    138 40 Parking, placing, erection or retention of a temporary dwelling on the roads prohibited within the administrative area of Galway City and prescribed in Appendix V of the Galway City Council bye-laws and contrary to Galway City Council (Parking Control) Bye-Laws, 2009)
    139 40 Parking a large public service vehicle for longer than 1 hour where a "no parking" sign accompanied by an information plate with the words "except buses/ach amháin busanna" is provided.

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  • Where can I download Galway City Council's Parking Control Bye-Laws?

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  • How much will I be charged if I am issued a parking fine?

    When a Traffic or Community Warden issues a Parking Fine, the person who receives it has 28 days, from the date of issue of the fine, to make payment.

    If payment is not made within 28 days the amount of the fine will increase by 50% and the person may, during the next 28 day period, pay the increased amount that is €225.00 / €90.00 / €60.00.

    If payment is not received within the 56 day period, court proceedings will be initiated and payment of the fixed chargecannot be accepted thereafter. Summary conviction in a court for Failure to Pay a Fixed Charge Notice can incur a charge up to €1,000 and costs.

    The Traffic Warden or Community Warden may serve a Fixed Charge Notice by post or by affixing the notice to the vehicle.

    Charges: Parking Fine

    Offence Charge Day 1 to 28 Incremented Charge
    Day 29 to 56
    Day 57 +
    Parking in a Disabled persons Parking Bay without Displaying a Valid Permit € 150 €225 Summons & Court Proceedings
    Failing to Display a Current Tax Disc € 60 €90 Summons & Court Proceedings
    All Other Offences Currently Enforced by Traffic Wardens / Community Wardens € 40 €60 Summons & Court Proceedings

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  • Can I appeal a Parking Fine?

    If you receive a Fixed Charge Penalty Notice/Parking fine and you consider this action unjustified, you are entitled to lodge a written appeal.

    Appeals should be sent to:

    Traffic Section, Galway City Council, College Road, Galway

    Or by email to customerservice@galwaycity.ie

    An appeal should be written clearly and legibly and include the following information:

    • Name, address, vehicle registration number of the appellant.
    • Your parking ticket Number
    • Reason for the appeal and any supporting documentation such as Photographs, details of road markings

     

    • Only an appeal received by Galway City Council within 28 days of the issue of the date of the Fixed Charge Notice will be considered.
    • Be advised that fines automatically increase by 50%, 28 days after issue. If your appeal is unsuccessful, you will be liable for the incremented charge.
    • All supporting documents must be submitted as part of your original appeal application. Additional documents will not be accepted/considered once an appeal has been submitted.
    • Appeals will only be considered in extenuating circumstances.

    Appeals will not be considered for any of the following parking offences.

    • Parking a vehicle in a parking place in which parking is subject to the payment of fees without paying the specified fee - or failure to clearly display a valid parking disc or other permit, ie. Carers, Residents & Visitors.
    • Stopping or parking in a Clearway at any time.
    • Parking a vehicle in a place prohibited, e.g. Bus Lane/Bay, Taxi Rank, loading bay, or in a pedestrianised area or any other prohibited areas.
    • Parking a vehicle on double yellow lines.
    • Parking a vehicle wholly or partly on a footpath.
    • Any other form of illegal parking.
    • Failure to display current Tax Disc*

     

    When we receive your appeal, we will:

    • immediately begin processing it through our appeals processing procedures.
    • consider your appeal in conjunction with the evidence supplied by the Traffic Warden in relation to the issuing of the ticket.
    • notify you in writing of our decision.
    • record details of your appeal for control and audit purposes.

    Download parking fine/fixed charge notice appeal form.

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  • I received a Parking Fine Payment Reminder; but have submitted an appeal, what should I do?

    Parking fine reminders are automatically sent, 14 days after a fine has been issued, regardless of whether an appeal has been lodged or not.

    The outcome of your appeal will be communicated to you by post and no further action is required by you until you receive confirmation of the outcome of your appeal.

    However it should be noted that fines automatically increase by 50%, 28 days after issue. If your appeal is unsuccessful, you will be liable for the incremented charge.

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  • I received a Parking Fine Payment Reminder by post, but never received a parking fine ticket on my car - do I have to pay it?

    Yes. Occasionally tickets may be removed from vehicles e.g. blown off the windscreen or may disintegrate with rainfall. The reminders are sent out to the registered owners of vehicles that received fines so that in the event that the owner did not receive the ticket, they are aware of its existence. The reminder for payment includes all details pertaining to the offence and parking fine and is legally binding.

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  • Where can I access the Rules of the Road?

    Download The Rules of the Road as published by Road Safety Authority (PDF 5MB)

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