Cork City Council operates a dual payment system using ParkMagic pay by phone and a Disc Parking system of Payment for parking in Cork City Centre on street. Pay parking applies 6 days a week, Monday until Saturday from 8.30am until 6.30pm. ParkMagic uses a bar coded sticker for verification of payment status. These can be obtained from Parkmagic.net or by calling 061 311422.
The City streets have both one hour and two hour parking. Parking Discs cost and Parkmagic payments both cost €2 which covers the driver for one hour in a 1 hour zstreet or two hours in a 2 hour street.
Cars parked in a Pay Parking area (as indicated by on street parking signs and information plates) must display a valid parking disc or ParkMagic sticker. The Parking limit in each area will be identified by the normal parking sign – the letter ‘P’ in a circle and an information plate showing the time allocated in the area.
Permits for disabled drivers are available from either the Disabled Driver Association or the Irish Wheelchair Association on application. Persons with a Disabled Parking Permit may park free in disc parking zones provided the vehicle has displayed thereon a valid Disabled Persons Parking Permit. Time limits may apply
Cork has many off street car parks which offer a range of prices. Some of them offer pre booking at good discounts.