Decriminalised parking enforcement

Parking Policy

The Highland Councils Parking Policy covers Enforcement, Charging & Fees, Permits, Blue Badges and other parking guidance.

Introduction of charging at Car Parks

The process for engaging with communities when introducing new parking charges in off-street car parks is summarised as follows:

  • Gathering of relevant data and usage where available
  • Engagement with local Elected Members and communities about key considerations and background facts.
  • Carrying out equality and socio-economic impact assessments where required 
  • Reporting back to Local Committees
  • Publishing relevant Traffic Regulation Orders


Greater detail on this can be found at:

The Highland Council Parking Policy 2018-2023 - August 2018

The Highland Council Parking Redesign Paper - June 2018

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