Local Authorities (Traffic Wardens) Act 1975

Employment of traffic wardens by local authorities.


2.F2[(1) A local authority may, after consultation with the Commissioner of the Garda Síochána, make arrangements for the performance in the functional area of the authority, of the functions conferred on traffic wardens by this Act by persons employed by the authority or persons authorised in writing by the authority to perform those functions.]

F3[(2) The functions referred to in subsection (1) are

(a) functions in respect of offences referred to in section 3(1), and

(b) such other functions as may be prescribed after consultation with the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform, and different functions may be so prescribed in relation to the functional areas of different local authorities.]

(3) Persons referred to in subsection (1) of this section shall be known, and are in this Act referred to, as traffic wardens.

(4) For the purposes of this section, the functional area of a local authority includes the area of any local authority with which an agreement under section 7 of this Act has been entered into.




Substituted (1.01.2003) by Road Traffic Act 2002 (12/2002), s. 12(2), S.I. 598 of 2002.


Substituted (21.07.2006) by Road Traffic Act 2006 (23/2006), subs. 15(2), S.I. No. 384 of 2006.

Modifications (not altering text):


Application of section extended (18.08.1976) by Finance Act 1976 (16/1976), ss. 73 and 74(2), S.I. No. 185 of 1976.

Licences to be fixed to and exhibited on vehicles.

73.—(1) Where a vehicle to which this Part applies is used, parked or otherwise kept at any time in a public place, if while the vehicle is being so used, parked or kept there is not fixed to and exhibited on the vehicle in accordance with section 5 (5) of the Act of 1920 a licence which is both issued in respect of the vehicle and is for the time being in force, then the person by whom the vehicle is so used, parked or kept at the time shall be guilty of an offence, and in addition to the person aforesaid, the person (if he is not the person aforesaid) who on the day on which the offence is committed is in relation to the vehicle the relevant person shall also be guilty of an offence.


Provisions supplementary to section 73.

74.— ...

(2) Section 2 of the Local Authorities (Traffic Wardens) Act 1975, shall be construed and shall have effect as if subsection (2) thereof contained a reference to functions relating to an offence under section 73 of this Act.


Editorial Notes:


Previous affecting provision: subs. (2)(a) and (b) substituted (1.01.1988) by Dublin Transport Authority (Dissolution) Act 1987 (34/1987), s. 12(a), commenced as per s. 15(5).


Previous amending provision: subss. (1) and (2) substituted by Dublin Transport Authority Act 1986 (15/1986), s. 15(3), not commenced; superseded as per E-note and F-note above.