Cashless on-street parking comes to Wicklow Town

A new cashless parking system, which will allow motorists to use on-street parking without visiting a parking meter, has been launched in Wicklow Town.

The new ‘Parking Tag’ system can be used to pay for parking using a mobile phone and credit or debit card.

Motorists can also choose to have a text message reminder when their parking time is due to elapse. This will allow them to top up their parking tag remotely for a period of three hours, eliminating the need to return to their car to feed the meter.

A physical tag is not actually required for the vehicle, instead motorists must register their vehicle’s licence plate online at

A minimum balance of €10 must be kept on a user’s account and when this is reached Parking Tag will automatically top up by a nominated amount using the registered credit/debit card.

Speaking at the town council monthly meeting, Cllr Irene Winters, welcomed the introduction of parking by phone “I used it last week and it is a pleasure in bad weather to be able to pay for your parking before you leave your car.”

Parking Tag complements the existing Pay & Display model and works in every paid parking area of Wicklow Town.  Once a customer has registered with Parking Tag they can also use the system in Dublin City, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, Fingal and South Dublin.

Motorists can register to use the service online at or by phone   0818 300 161.  Alternatively  Smartphone holders can download the ‘Parking Tag’ App.


Screenshots from the Parking Tag app

Screenshots from the Parking Tag app

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