Kildare County Council aims to provide a professional and consistent parking management service for the benefit of all its citizens and visitors to the county. The Council regulates illegal parking and manages parking spaces on public roads and in public car parks to ensure a regular turn-over of parking spaces. This regulation of illegal parking and turn-over of parking spaces will make our towns more accessible and more attractive to shoppers, customers, business people and tourists.
Kildare County Council operates pay parking in the following towns:
The towns of Newbridge, Kildare, Celbridge and Leixlip are contracted, regulated and managed by APCOA Parking Ireland Limited
Apcoa Parking Ireland Ltd has been awarded the contract to operate the pay parking regime within the towns of Newbridge, Kildare Town, Celbridge and Leixlip
In the towns of Newbridge, Kildare, Celbridge Leixlip a 15 minute observation period applies prior to the purchase of/on expiry of a valid pay and display ticket.
With the abolition of the Town Councils in Athy and Naas on June 01st 2014, Kildare County Council will commence enforcement of pay parking within the town boundaries. The pay parking regime within Athy and Naas will be enforced by Kildare County Council Traffic Wardens. A 15 minute observation period prior to the purchase of/on expiry of a valid pay and display ticket will also operate in Athy and Naas. Parking arrangements currently in operation in Athy and Naas will remain in place.
Illegal parking outside the towns of Newbridge, Kildare, Celbridge, Leixlip, Athy and Naas is enforced by Kildare County Councils own Traffic/Litter Wardens.
(Regulated) Pay Parking:
Kildare County Council’s Traffic Wardens and/or its agents who operate pay parking;
DO NOT clamp vehicles
DO NOT receive commission or bonuses in relation to the number of parking fines issued.
DO NOT have a parking fines quota/target
Time frame of parking fines issued as of July 01st 2015
Day 1 - Fine issued, placed on vehicle and photographic evidence taken of the alleged offence
Day 10 - Reminder Notice issued by contractor to address where the vehicle is registered
Day 29 - Original fine increases by 50% as required under legislation
Day 57 - Admin fee of €40.00 added to the fine amount
- Court and Warning List sent to Solicitors and KCC
- Solicitors Warning Letter sent for fines not paid within 56 days
Day 95 - Summons & legal fee of €100.00 added to the fine amount
If a fine remains un-paid in full and the case proceeds to court, you may be liable to a conviction and a fine of up to €1,000 for first offence, €2,000 for second and subsequent offences, togetherwith associated costs and a possible endorsement and/or disqualification on your driving licence