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Appealing a Parking Fine

If you are looking for an Application Form or Council Document you will find them in the All Publications section of this website or alternatively if you are looking for a Roads document or Application Form you can find in Roads Documents & Forms section of this website.

Carlow County Council operates a prepaid On Street and Carpark Parking system.

Motorists must comply with the Carlow County Council Car Park Bye Laws 2010. Motorists must also comply with National Parking Regulations which govern illegal parking. e.g. parking on double yellow lines, single yellow lines, on a footpath or junction or disrupting the flow of traffic.

Parking Fine Appeals

Carlow County Council enforces the Parking Bye Laws and the National regulations through the issue of Fixed Charge Offences. If you receive a Fixed Charge Offence and wish to dispute this you may lodge an appeal. This is a non-statutory appeal procedure.

  • Please note that an appeal received does not stop the time accruing on the offence.
  • Any increase in the penalty irrespective of any delay which may occur is your responsibility. i.e. after 28 days ( inclusive of weekends and bank holidays ), the fine will increase by 50%. You then have up to day 56 to pay the fine, after day 56 the council shall commence legal proceedings.
  • If you decide to pay the fixed charge offence, your appeal shall be cancelled.

An appeal should include the following information:

  • Name, address and vehicle registration number of the appellant
  • A completed appeal form, which is available from County Buildings or available in the All Publications section of this website or alternatively in the Roads Documents & Forms section of this website., or a written letter outlining the reasons for appeal.

All appeals must be written clearly and legible.

APPEALS CANNOT BE ACCEPTED FOR ANY OF THE FOLLOWING OFFENCES:

  1. Parking on Double Yellow Lines
  2. Parking in a manner likely to cause an obstruction, e.g. parking on a footpath or on a corner
  3. Parking in a Disabled Bay without displaying a valid Disability Permit
  4. Parking a vehicle in a manner prohibited, i.e. parking outside a marked bay in a public car park or in a hatched area in a public car park.
  5. Parking in a place prohibited, e.g. a Bus Bay, Taxi Rank or Residents Only Area.
  6. Parking in a Loading Bay without displaying a commercial tax disc, for longer than the time allowed or without loading or unloading being observed.
  7. Or any other form of illegal parking

Upon receipt of your appeal:

  • We shall process the appeal in accordance with the appeal procedure.
  • The appeal shall be considered in conjunction with the evidence supplied by the traffic warden in relation to the issue of the ticket.
  • We shall notify you in writing of the decision.
  • We shall record details of your appeal for control and audit purposes.

Appeals should be sent to:
Parking Fine Appeals
County Buildings,
Carlow County Council,
Athy Road,
Carlow

Telephone: 059-9170378/379.
Email: parkingfines@carlowcoco.ie