Permits

Residents Parking Permits

A Residents Parking Permit is a permit that can be obtained from Sligo County Council for residents who reside in areas where pay and display/disc parking is operated. An application form and accompanying documentation must be submitted to Sligo County Council and whereby the Council is satisfied, the information is correct a permit will be issued for an annual fee. Applications will only be accepted from the person who wishes to obtain the permit and only if the form is fully completed and accompanied by all required documentation. Sligo County Council reserves the right to ask for additional information to support applications or renewals. Only one permit is allowed per applicant.

Possession of a Residents Parking Permit does not guarantee the holder a public parking space. A Residents Parking Permit does not authorise parking in a prohibited manner or place. A Residents Parking Permit is only valid for the vehicle and street/s indicated on the permit.

Residents Permit - €50.00 per annum (subject to change in the Sligo County Council Byelaws)

  

Contractors Permit

Contractors working on developments within the city may obtain a Contractors Parking Permit. This permit has a weekly fee, which is subject to change in the Bye-Laws. This permit provides parking for one vehicle at the proposed development site. This permit also requires documentation to be provided along with the application (Vehicle Licensing Certificate for the vehicle for which the permit will be issued and also proof that the vehicle is currently taxed)

A Contractors Parking Permit does not authorise parking in a prohibited manner or place. A Contractors Parking Permit is only valid for the vehicle and street/s indicated on the permit.

Contractors Permit - €57.00 per week (subject to change in Sligo County Council Byelaws)

  

Annual Permit

An Annual Parking Permit may be obtained by all members of the public to enable them to park in either a long stay or short stay car park for the duration of one year. This permit has an annual fee, which is subject to change within the Bye-Laws. This permit also requires documentation to be provided along with the application (Vehicle Licensing Certificate for the vehicle for which the permit will be issued and also proof that the vehicle is currently taxed)

An Annual Parking Permit does not authorise parking in a prohibited manner or place. An Annual Parking Permit is only valid for the vehicle and car park schedule indicated on the permit.

See Car Park Schedule for prices (subject to change in Sligo County Council Byelaws)
  

Monthly Permit

A Monthly Parking Permit may be obtained by all members of the public to enable them to park in either a long stay or short stay car park for the duration of one month. This permit has a monthly fee, which is subject to change within the Bye-Laws.

A Monthly Parking Permit does not authorise parking in a prohibited manner or place. A Monthly Parking Permit is only valid for the car park schedule indicated on the permit.

See Car Park Schedule for prices (subject to change in Sligo County Council Byelaws)
  

Carers Parking Permit

A resident's parking permit may be issued by Sligo County Council to a non-resident family member(s) / nominated person(s) or carer who act as voluntary carers for a resident in a pay and display area and who requires on-going daily care for a chronic illness. 

A parking permit shall be issued annually to a qualified resident subject to the submission of proof of residency, submission by a non-resident family member(s) or carer's vehicle insurance certificate and written confirmation from the resident's doctor that the requires ongoing daily care for a chronic illness. 

Carers Permit - €50.00 per annum (subject to change in the Sligo County Council Byelaws)

  

Visitors Parking Permit

Visitor’s parking permits may be issued by Sligo County Council to a resident in a pay and display area, subject to production of acceptable evidence, in respect of the parking of vehicles which require to be parked temporarily and is ancillary to the use of the applicant’s dwelling.

Visitor’s parking permits issued under this Bye-Law shall only be valid for use in the pay and display area to which the resident’s parking permit relates.

Visitors parking permits issued under this Bye-Law shall permit the vehicle to be parked for a period not in excess of 24 hours from commencement of parking in the pay and display area(s) to which the resident’s parking permit relates.

The total number of parking permits for visitors which may be issued to each resident or applicant in accordance with these Bye-Laws is 52 in any 12 month period subject to an overall limit of 104 permits per housing unit.

The fee for each visitor’s parking permit shall be €2.50.

Visitors Parking Permits are sold in blocks of 4 at a cost of €10.00 (subject to change in the Sligo County Council Byelaws)

The display of a valid visitor parking permit on a vehicle, shall permit the owner of the vehicle (or any person using it with his/her consent) to park it continuously on the date indicated on the displayed visitor parking permit in the pay and display area on a public road
to which it relates, provided the parking permit -

  1. has been issued in respect of the pay and display area in which the vehicle is parked and 
  2. shall be so displayed in the interior of the vehicle in respect of which it is issued, in such a manner that the particulars specified thereon can be easily read outside the vehicle. 

It shall be an offence for a resident to sell or otherwise dispose of a visitors permit to a person other than a visitor as defined in these Bye-Laws.
  

Disabled Parking Permit

A person who suffers from a disability may be eligible for a Disabled Persons Parking Permit. 

These permits are not issued by Sligo County Council, but are issued by both the Disabled Drivers Association of Ireland and by The Irish Wheelchair Association. 
  

How to apply for the Disabled Persons Parking Permit

The initial application must be made in writing by or on behalf of the disabled person.  For further information about the application process, please refer to the following web links:


Using your Disabled Parking Permit

The permit, once issued to the disabled person is valid for a period of two years.  A renewal application must be submitted every two years; otherwise the permit will not be valid for use.  The permit may be used in any vehicle that the permit holder is travelling in. 

The permit should be displayed so that the expiry date is clearly visible from the windscreen of the vehicle.  It is an offence to lend or to allow anyone other than the permit holder to use the permit.


Where you can park using a Disabled Persons Permit in Sligo

A vehicle displaying a valid Disabled Persons Permit, can park for free in any of the designated disabled car park spaces or in a Pay and Display space throughout Sligo. This applies to both on street parking and in any of Sligo County Council car parks.

Note:  

A Disabled Persons Parking Permit does not authorise parking in a prohibited manner or place (i.e. double yellow lines, on a footpath, in a loading bay etc.).  You are only permitted to park in a designated disabled bay or an ordinary parking space displaying your valid disabled permit.

 

Residents Parking Permit Application (PDF) - 42 kbs  

Annual Parking Permit Application (PDF) - 13 kbs  

Contractors Parking Permit Application (PDF) - 47 kbs  

Visitors Parking Permit Application (PDF) - 39 kbs  

Carer’s Parking Permit Application (PDF) - 23 kbs

Monthly Parking Permits Application (PDF) - 8 kbs