Decriminalised parking enforcement

General

The responsibility for enforcing parking, waiting and loading regulations has transferred from Police Scotland to The Highland Council. The Highland Council has also received powers to uplift vehicles.

Money raised through the issue of Penalty Charge Notices will only be spent on maintaining the service. Any surplus is controlled and can only be used for traffic related projects.

Police Scotland are still responsible for reportable traffic offences on all roads, such as dangerous parking or obstruction. Read Police Scotland duties after Decriminalisation.

Annual Parking Account returns to Scottish Government

Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) issued to date

Permit Parking Renewals

If your permit has recently or is about to expire please visit the permits page to apply for a new one.

Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs)

Due to limitations on back office staff availability you will not be able to contact us by telephone, you can still use our online services to pay or challenge a PCN.

If you have received a PCN you should use the online service.

Live issues - Control Room Contact details

We operate our main control room accepting emails relating to live parking issues at parking@highland.gov.uk or calls on 01463 239786. This should not be used to challenge a PCN.

Pay and Display Parking

We provide Pay and Display parking services at both on-street and off-street locations across Highland. All our sites offer the ability to pay by cash or card and many also offer cashless parking through the RingGo mobile application or website

If you have paid by card at one of our car parks you can recover a receipt of your transaction by visiting my parking receipts.

Live DPE Traffic Regulation Orders

On-street waiting and loading orders

Off-street car park orders

Notice of current parking tariffs, charges and fees