Parking tickets and enforcement

If you have received a parking fine you can pay it online using the details shown on your ticket.

You can also challenge your fine online.

pay or challenge your parking fine

Enforcement wardens will issue a £60 fine to the owner of any vehicle found to be contravening traffic restrictions.

The fine is reduced to £30 if paid within 14 days. It increases to £90 if it remains unpaid after 56 days.

Failure to pay will result in your details being passed to sheriff officers for debt recovery and this may affect your credit rating.

Charges may also apply to cover council expenses if we need to remove parked vehicles, store them or, in extreme circumstances, dispose of unclaimed vehicles.

Fine income is spent on maintaining this service. Any surplus funds are re-invested in transport-related projects.

On and off-street parking remains free, but our enforcement wardens are able to issue tickets — known as Penalty Charge Notices - for the following parking offences:

  • unauthorised class of vehicle
  • parking outside a marked parking bay
  • unauthorised parking in a disabled persons parking bay
  • parking for longer than two hours in a short stay car park
  • parking of a prohibited vehicle class in a car park
  • parking for more than 72 hours in a long stay car park
  • taking a vehicle from a short stay car park and returning within two hours
  • parking in an area reserved for coaches
  • using car parks to sell vehicles, carry out any trading activities, or to transfer goods which are to be involved in trading activities
  • canvassing for political or electioneering purposes
  • using the car park for carrying out vehicle repairs, cleaning/washing, sleeping, camping or cooking

We also enforce waiting and loading regulations and have the powers to uplift vehicles.

Issued tickets include:

  • the registration details of the vehicle
  • details of the vehicle
  • the reason the ticket was issued
  • details of how to pay or appeal

Police Scotland are responsible for enforcing reportable offences such as dangerous parking or obstruction and will issue tickets in such circumstances.

For more information on parking in Angus view our Parking Policy.

Exemptions

  • emergency vehicles while carrying out their duties
  • statutory agencies such as utility companies, when carrying out emergency work
  • council vehicles in certain circumstances

Dispensations

In certain circumstances, such as where a vehicle needs to be parked at or near a location because it is essential for the work taking place, parking dispensations are available. For example the vehicle is carrying a generator.

Suspensions

Parking bay suspensions are available for:

  • facilitating the movement of traffic or promoting its safety
  • any building operation, demolition or excavation (separate section 58 permit required)
  • the maintenance or cleaning of gullies
  • utility works
  • roadworks
  • furniture removal
  • funerals or special occasions
  • event management

For more information on parking dispensations and suspensions call ACCESSLine on 03452 777 778.