Parking restrictions

Search for a postcode to see what parking is allowed (Inverness and Fort William only).

The Highland Council has taken over responsibility for enforcing parking restrictions across the whole of the Highlands. Money raised through Penalty Charge Notices will be spent on maintaining this new service. Any surplus income is controlled under statute and must be re-invested in traffic related projects. Police Scotland will still be responsible for enforcement of reportable offences such as dangerous parking or obstruction.

Guidance on parking enforcement

Guidance on good parking

Highland Council HQ car park machines accepting coins only

5 Apr 2017

Highland Council is advising motorists that its car parking machines at Council headquarters on Glenurquhart Road, Inverness are accepting coins only at this point in time.

Motorists warned new parking penalty charging in Highland

29 Sep 2016

The Highland Council is warning motorists in the Highlands that the local authority will be responsible under Decriminalised Parking Enforcement (DPE) for issuing penalty charge notices for illegally parked, waiting or loading vehicles from Monday 3 October.

Changes to parking fine enforcement

26 Sep 2016

The Highland Council will be taking over responsibility for enforcing parking restrictions across the whole of the Highlands from Monday 3 October 2016.

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