Council can seize parked cars for sale in public locations

THE COUNCIL can seize cars for sale that are parked on the public road, South Dublin County Council heard at their monthly meeting.

Councillor Paul Foley put down a question about car for sale being parked on the public road.

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Cllr Foley asked: “Is there a policy for dealing with the practice of car traders parking cars in residential areas, essentially using these areas as their car sales forecourt?

"This is creating nuisance parking for residents of the county. Could the Chief Executive give a statement on the matter?"

The Council replied: “Cars advertised for sale are not permitted to be parked on the public road. Under Section 71 of the Roads Act 1993, the Council can take action up to and including seizure of such vehicles.

"Any locations where this is happening should be notified to the Traffic Section.”

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