Fixed Charge Penalty Rate for Parking on Footpaths

Press Release 17th January 2022

Offaly County Council will implement the increase to the fixed charge penalty rate for parking on footpaths, cycle tracks and bus lanes from €40 to €80 with effect from 1st February 2022 as directed by the Department of Transport.

The increase will improve the safety of all road and footpath users, by creating a more effective deterrent to these specific forms of illegal parking.  It is hoped the move will lead to behavioural changes encouraging drivers to be more mindful of who they affect when they park their car, as parking illegally puts vulnerable pedestrians in particular at significant risk.

 These new penalties apply on all public roads and will be enforced by Local Authority Traffic Wardens and An Garda Síochána.

 fixed charge penalty rate for parking on footpaths