Pay and Display
Pay and Display parking is currently in operation in the towns of Tuam, Clifden, Loughrea, Gort , Athenry and Ballinasloe . In order to facilitate residents of these towns, two residents parking permits can be issued per household, to residents of dwellings who are vehicle owners and whose normal place of residence is situated in a Street to which the Parking Places Bye-laws apply.
Resident Parking Permits
Application forms for New residents parking permits, Renewal of residents parking permits and Change of vehicle, are available from and may be returned when completed to the following offices:
• Tuam Area Office, High St.,Tuam - Tel (091)509011
• Clifden Area Office, Market St., Clifden - Tel (091)509095
• Gort Area Office, Crowe Street, Gort – Tel (091) 509065
• Athenry Area Office, Church street, Athenry – Tel (091) 509088
• Loughrea Area Office, Barrack Street, Loughrea – Tel (091) 509166
• Ballinasloe Area Office, Civic Offices , Ballinasloe - Tel (091)509074
Terms and Conditions
• Residents Parking Permits shall be issued to vehicle owners whose normal place of residence is situated in a Street to which the Parking Places Bye-Laws apply.
• Normal place of residence means the housing unit where a person lives and resides overnight for more than 183 days per year.
• Residents of Dwellings with dedicated parking areas, will not be eligible for Residents Permits.
• Two Residents Parking Permits shall be issued per household.
• ‘Vehicle’ means a private motor car, a station wagon, or a passenger vehicle having accommodation for not more than seven passengers excluding the driver, and liable for taxation class ‘Private’.
• A Resident’s Parking Permit shall be valid for one year from the date of issue.
• The fee for a Residents Parking Permit shall be € 10.00.
• A valid Residents Parking Permit will allow the holder to park the vehicle indicated on the permit, without limitation in designated spaces in the street(s) listed on the permit.
• A valid Residents Parking Permit shall be displayed in the interior of the vehicle in respect of which it is issued so that it can be read from outside the vehicle.
• If the holder of a valid Residents Permit ceases to reside at the address specified on the permit or ceases to be the owner of the vehicle specified on the permit, the permit is no longer valid and must be returned to Galway County Council. A new application must then be made in respect of the new address or new vehicle.
Galway County Council adopted Parking Places Bye-Laws, Car Park Bye-Laws and Taxi Bye-Laws to regulate and manage traffic and parking in 5 towns in the County:
Bye-laws are in place in each of these towns to facilitate proper, efficient traffic management. Community Wardens ensure adherence to these bye-laws through ongoing monitoring in each of the towns. Pay and Display Parking is in place in designated areas in each town to ensure the continuous flow of traffic and the availability of parking for use by those using services in the towns.