Parking Permits

UPDATE 22/10/2020: Parking Permit applications will be processed during Level 5 Restrictions. Please apply online

Please allow 5 working days for the processing of your application.

Application Process

 You can apply online for parking permits. Please see a full list here or follow the link under the relevant form below.

 You may also apply by post.

Required Documentation:

  • Completed Application Form
  • Vehicle Licensing Cert/Log Book (VLC must be registered to applicants address)
  • Vehicle Insurance Certificate (insurance discs/schedules/cover letters are not accepted) & (must match applicants address)
  • Domestic bill dated within the last 3 months (electric/gas bill, landline phone bill, bank/visa/credit union statement. Official correspondence from Revenue/Social Welfare dated within the last 3 months) & (must match applicants address)

Payment for postal application can be made by Bank Draft, Cheque or Postal Order.

 If you wish to pay with a credit or debit card, please ensure your contact telephone number is on the application form and we will call you

If you have any other queries please email parkingpermits@corkcity.ie

Carer's Parking Permit

You can now apply for this permit online 

You can also apply by post. Postal application form:Family Carer's Parking Permit Application Form

Family members may apply for a Carer’s Permit in the situation where the family needs to look after a family member on an ongoing daily basis.

Carer’s permits are only issued to family members. A family member includes; Father, Mother, Brother, Sister, Son, Daughter, Uncle, Aunt, Niece/Nephew, etc.

Permit Cost:

  • Carer’s permits are valid for one year at a cost of €20.

Required Documentation:

In order to apply for a Carer’s Permit the applicant (person requiring the care) is required to include the following with the Application:

  • Completed Application form
  • Utility Bill or Financial Statement dated within the last 3 months
  • Have the Medical Report section of the form completed by their G.P.

The following documentation in respect of each of the carer’s (maximum of 4 carers) is required to be included with the application form.

  • Vehicle Licensing Certificate or Log Book
  • Valid Vehicle Insurance Certificate

One permit may be issued and can include up to a maximum of 4 cars.

The permit must be prominently displayed in the vehicle so that the full permit is clearly and fully visible through the front windscreen from outside the vehicle.

Change of Vehicle

You can apply for this permit online.

You may also apply by submitting a postal application.

Postal Application Form:Change of Vehicle Application Form

 If you are changing your vehicle and your current parking permit has not yet expired, it is possible to change the vehicle reg.

Permit Cost:

€10.00 Original expiry date of permit will apply

Required Documentation:

  • Completed Application Form
  • Valid Insurance Certificate for the new car
  • Logbook/ Vehicle Enquiry form/ Receipt of purchase
  • Valid, in date parking permit

The permit must be prominently displayed in the vehicle so that the full permit is clearly and fully visible through the front windscreen from outside the vehicle.

Replacement/Lost Permit

You can apply for this permit online 

 You may also apply by post. 

Postal Application Form:Replacement Permit Application Form

Permit Cost:

€10 – expiry date of original permit will apply

 Required Documentation:

  • Completed Application Form

The permit must be prominently displayed in the vehicle so that the full permit is clearly and fully visible through the front windscreen from outside the vehicle.

Work Permit

Please apply at least 24 hours before works are due to commence

You can apply for this permit online 

You may also apply by post. 

Postal Application Form: Work Permit

Work permits are available for commercially taxed vehicles in Cork City. Work permits cannot be used in any of the Pedestrian Streets i.e. Oliver Plunkett Street, etc, between 11am and 5pm daily.

Permit Cost:

  • 1 hour zone: €20 per day
  • 2 hour zone: €10 per day

The permit/receipt must be prominently displayed in the vehicle so that the full permit/receipt is clearly and fully visible through the front windscreen from outside the vehicle

Resident's Parking Permit

You can apply for this permit online

You may also apply by post.

Postal application Form:Resident Parking Permit Application Form 

Residents parking permits allow permit holders to park their vehicle without a time restriction in a specific parking zone which includes the address of their residence.

Permit Cost:

One Year€20.00
Two Years (only available for owner occupiers)€40.00

Please note the following parking permit entitlements in relation to where you live in Cork City:

Cork City Council residents and Cork City Council tenants within the Ballincollig area are restricted to the following limits

  • Maximum Permit term: 1 year
  • Maximum number of permits available per dwelling: 2

Cork City Council residents and Cork City Council tenants within the Douglas area are restricted to the following limits

  • Maximum Permit term: 1 year
  • Maximum number of permits available per dwelling: 1

Cork City Council Residents (Owner/Occupier) and Cork City Council tenants within the prior to expansion city area are restricted to the following limits

  • Maximum Permit term: 2 year
  • Maximum number of permits available per dwelling: 4

Cork City Council Residents (Private Renters) within the prior to expansion city area are restricted to the following limits

  • Maximum Permit term: 1 year
  • Maximum number of permits available per dwelling: 4


Required Documentation:

  • Completed application form
  • Vehicle Licensing certificate/Log Book
  • Valid Vehicle Insurance Certificate
  • Utility Bill or Financial Statement dated within the last three months

PLEASE NOTE: All documentation must be addressed to the property for which the permit is being sought.

In accordance with the policy of Cork City Council a residents parking permit will not be issued in the following cases:

  • Residents of a purpose built apartment block where off street parking has been constructed as part of the development will not be eligible for a residents permit.
  • Residents of a purpose built apartment block where development of the complex was completed after March 2004 will not be eligible for a residents permit.

The permit must be prominently displayed in the vehicle so that the full permit is clearly and fully visible through the front windscreen from outside the vehicle.