Extension of Temporary Suspension of Enforcement Measures for Paid Parking Bye-Laws in County Laois


Extension of Temporary Suspension of Enforcement Measures for Paid Parking Bye-Laws in County Laois

Further to previous notice in relation to the above, Laois County Council is extending the temporary suspension of the enforcement of parking bye-laws for the period Friday 17th April 2020 to Tuesday 5th May 2020 (both dates in inclusive). In effect this provides that, in the period specified, there will be no monetary charges applicable to car parking in car parking areas operated by Laois County Council in Portlaoise, Portarlington and Mountmellick.

This decision is taken to support social distancing, reduce cash/coin transactions, recognises reduced demand for medium/long term car parking and is geared to assist in the local, collective response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This temporary suspension relates to paid parking only and does not relate to other parking offences such as unauthorised parking, on footpaths, in loading bays or in disabled parking bays, parking on double yellow lines etc. Enforcement of such offences will continue, as required, further to the  provisions of Road Traffic Regulations and enforceable by Traffic Wardens and An Garda Síochána.