Use of Disabled Parking Spaces
It is an offence to park in a designated Disabled Bay without displaying a valid Disabled Parking Permit. Where illegal parking in a disabled person’s bay is detected, a member of An Garda Siochána or a Traffic Warden employed by a the local authority can issue a Fixed Charge Notice.
The person liable to be prosecuted for the offence has the option, in lieu of going to court, of making a fixed charge payment in the amount of €150 within 28 days from issue of the Notice or to pay that amount increased by 50%, i.e. a fixed charge in the amount of €225 within the next 28 day period. If no payment is received within 56 days, court prosecution proceedings are initiated.
The Disabled Parking Permit must only be used by the person to whom it is issued. The vehicle on which it is displayed must be parked to facilitate access by the holder, whose name and photograph are displayed on the card. Any abuse / misuse will result in its immediate withdrawal by the issuing authority.
Laois County Council do not tolerate abuses of these spaces and enforce the Bye-Laws accordingly.