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 above towns 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 4 towns where Pay Parking Bye Laws are in operation namely, Newbridge, Kildare Town, Celbridge and Leixlip
In the towns of Newbridge, Kildare, Celbridge and Leixlip a 10 minute observation period applies prior to the purchase of/on expiry of a valid pay and display ticket.
Illegal parking outside the towns of Newbridge, Kildare, Celbridge, Leixlip, Athy and Naas is enforced by Kildare County Councils own Traffic/Litter Wardens.
Athy and Naas Town are separate authorities and, therefore, operate pay parking in their own individual towns i.e Parking in the towns of Athy and Naas are not operated/controlled by Kildare County Council.
(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 Saturday 19th May 2012
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 as legal proceedings have commenced.
Day 70 - Solicitors Without Prejudice Warning letter sent for fines not paid within 56 days. This is a "Without Prejudice" (Final Notice) to discharge the fine instead of proceeding to court
Day 140 - 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