Pay Parking - Frequently Asked Questions

Q. When does Pay Parking in Greystones come into effect?

A. Pay Parking is in effect from Tuesday 5th August 2008.

Q. How did pay parking come about?

A. In growing towns such as Greystones long term parking within the Town Centre reduces the amount of short term parking and impacts upon the vibrancy and function of the town. Problems with illegal / inappropriate parking reduce accessibility for pedestrians, bus users & the mobility impaired and interfere with traffic circulation. In addition formal loading facilities are required for businesses to operate efficiently.

In this regard Wicklow County published draft Parking Bye-Laws for Greystones in May 2007. Following a public consultation period and much debate the Bye-Laws were adopted by the members Wicklow County Council in September 2007.

Q. Is there any free parking provided in the Town?

A. The Park and Ride facility on Mill Road provides 462 parking spaces free of charge. The car park is situated in close proximity to the beach and is less than 5 minutes walk to the Town Centre. Upgrades to the Park and Ride are ongoing with improvements to the Lighting and CCTV planned before the end of 2008.

Q. What parts of the Town will be affected with the introduction of pay parking come about?

A. All or part of the following roads: Bowe Lane, Burnaby Road, Church Road, Eden Road, Hillside Road, Hillside Road, Killincarrick Road, Kimberly Road, La Touche Close, La Touche Place, La Touche Road, Marine Road, Marine Terrace, Mill Road, Portland Road, Sidmonton Place, St Vincent Road, Somerby Road, Trafalgar Road, Whitshed Road. As well as the following Car Parks: La Touche Road Car Park, Trafalgar Road Car Park and South Beach Car Park

Q. What are the hours of operation?

A. Monday to Saturday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Q. What are the parking costs?

A. The charge is €1 per hour with a minimum payment of 20 cent for 12 minutes. A maximum charge of €5 applies in the all day parking zone.

Q. How long can I park for?

A. The duration of parking permitted is determined by the relevant Zone:
Red Zone (Central area) – 2 hours maximum
Green Zone (Outer areas) – 4 hours maximum
Blue Zone (Marine Road) – All Day Parking

Q. Will there be Parking Fines or Clamping?

A. Fines will be issued for all parking offences. There will not be clamping.

Q. What should I do if I am fined?

A. Please follow the instructions on the back of the issued ticket. Contact information is also shown on the parking meter machines.

Q. How can I pay my fine?

A. Fines can be paid online @ www.paymyfine.apcoa.ie,
By phone (1890 252 799)
Or by post (Wicklow County Council, P.O. Box 9943, Lucan, Co. Dublin)
Payment for fines cannot be accepted at the Greystones Area Office

Q. What happens if I do not pay my fine?

A. After 28 days from the date of issue the fine will increase by 50%. If the fine is not paid within 56 days then it automatically escalates to legal proceedings, after which point no payment can be accepted.

Q. Who will be operating the Scheme?

A. A company called APCOA has been awarded the contract to operate all aspects of the scheme on behalf of Wicklow County Council. This includes the provision of traffic warden services, issuing and collection of fines, review of appeals and the administration of permits. APCOA operate a number of similar schemes in the Greater Dublin Region including Arklow Town.

Permits

Q. Who is entitled to apply for a parking permit?

A. Permits are reserved for residents and commercial businesses on certain roads.

Residential Permits

Q. What streets qualify for Residential Parking Permits?

A. Bowe Lane, Church Road, Eden Road, Hillside Road, Killincarrick Road, Kimberly Road, La Touche Close, La Touche Road, Marine Terrace, Trafalgar Road, Burnaby Road and Sidmonton Place.

Q. Can I park anywhere in the town with a Residential Permits?

A. No. Residential Permits are only valid for the road for which they are issued.

Q. How many residential permits can a single household apply for?

A. One parking permit per resident’s car within its own pay parking area can be issued per year, subject to production of acceptable evidence by the resident. A maximum number of four residents parking permits per dwelling can be issued.

Q. Where do I apply a residential parking permit?

A. Application for a parking permit is made to the APCOA who are operating the scheme on behalf of Wicklow County Council. There is a standard Residential Application form that must be filled out.

Q. What documentation do you need to produce in order to apply for a Residential Permit?

A. Documentation to show that the applicant is the registered owner of the vehicle and that the vehicle is registered at the owners address. Examples include Registration book, vehicle licensing certificate, driving licence, utility bill, and insurance certificate.

Q. What if a vehicle is parked in a parking bay outside my property?

A. The parking bays in the public domain and not reserved for residents. The nearest available parking bay would have to be used.

Q. How much does a Residential Permit cost?

A. The cost of a residential permit is €30 per annum

Q. How long is the Permit valid?

A. A permit is valid for the period of one year, after which it is the responsibility of the applicant to renew the permit.

Commercial Permits

Q. What streets qualify for Commercial Parking Permits?

A. Only Business Premises located on the following roads qualify for permits: Church Road (northwards of La Touche Place), Trafalgar Road, La Touche Place, La Touche Road, La Touche Close, Eden Road, Kimberley Road, Trafalgar Road, Marine Terrace, Marine Road, Kimberley Lane and Sidmonton Place.

Q. How many Commercial Parking Permits are issued? 

A. A maximum of 50 No. Commercial Parking Permits are available per annum.

Q. How do I qualify for a Commercial Permit?

A. You must own or work in a business that is located in one of the eligible roads (listed previously).

Q. Can I park anywhere in the town with a Commercial Permits?

A. No. Commercial Permits are only valid in the Car Parks on La Touche Road (beside the Beach) and on Trafalgar Road (opposite the La Touche Hotel)

Q. Where do I apply a Commercial Parking Permit?

A. Application for a parking permit is made to the APCOA who are operating the scheme on behalf of Wicklow County Council. There is a standard Commercial Application form that must be filled out.

Q. How are Commercial Permits allocated?

A. Commercial Permits will be allocated on a first come first served basis. In the event that more than 50 commercial parking permits are applied for the parking permits will be issued at a rate of one per a business with the remainder being allocated at the discretion of Wicklow County Council.

Q. What is the Maximum number of permits that may be issued to any one business?

A. The maximum number of permits that may be issued to any one qualifying Commercial Business is 2 No. Commercial Parking Permits.

Q. How much does a Commercial Permit cost? 

A. The cost of a Commercial permit is € 200 per annum

Q. What documentation will I need to produce with my application for a Commercial Permit?

A.

  • Proof will be required to show that the business exists.

e.g. Rates book, Water charges, Rent book / copy of tenancy agreement

  • Proof to show that you work for the business in question.

e.g. Wage slip, P60, Tax Credits certificate etc.

  • Proof that you are the registered owner of the vehicle in question.

e.g. Registration book, vehicle licensing certificate, driving licence, utility bill, and insurance certificate.

Disabled Permits

Q. What disabled parking permits are valid?

A. We will accept the current Blue European Disabled Badges and American Type only. The old Black and White Badges are no longer acceptable, along with the British Orange Type.

Q. Where do I apply for a disabled parking permit?

A. Application is made to the Irish Wheelchair association http://www.iwa.ie/services/parking.aspx

Skips and Roadworks

Q. I want to put a skip / machinery in a parking bay do I need permission?

A. Yes applications to suspend the use of a Parking Ticket Machine or a Parking Space, in a car park or on a road covered by the scheme, must be made on the relevant application form. Examples of reason for this include placement of a skip, placement of a cherry picker or crane, filming purposes, utilities works and/or opening of access to This fee must be paid to the scheme operator  prior to any work commencing.

Q. What fees will I be charged if successful in my application?

A. A typical charge is €15/€20 (depending on parking zone) per bay per day. Other costs may apply.

Scheme Review

Q. Can parts the Pay Parking Scheme be changed?

A. Changing any aspect of the Parking Scheme requires the adoption of new Byelaws. As this is a lengthy prescribed legal process it is not practical to do so on a regular basis. It is therefore proposed that the operation of the scheme be reviewed after a number of months and, if necessary, new draft Byelaws be published.