New parking charges from 1 June 2023

Published Date: 

23 May 2023 - 16:39

To encourage responsible parking and improve general road safety, the Scottish Government has increased national Penalty Charge Notices (PCN) for the first time in twenty-two years. 

Charges will increase to £100, which reduces to £50 if paid within 14 days, an increase from £60 reducing to £30 previously. 

At a council meeting in April, councillors agreed to set fees for Argyll and Bute Council, which comes into effect on Thursday 1 June 2023.

Anyone who illegally parks can receive a Penalty Charge Notice. This includes:

  • Parking on yellow lines
  • Parking without payment
  • Parking in a permit space without displaying a valid permit
  • Parking in a loading gap marked by a yellow line
  • Parking in a disabled parking space without displaying a valid blue badge
  • Parking in a bus stop

Councillor Andrew Kain, Policy Lead for Roads and Transport:

“In line with new Scottish Government policy, the increased charges will benefit our communities by discouraging people from illegally parking and causing an obstruction to other road users and pedestrians. It’s common sense, please observe parking signs which are there for your and everyone else’s safety and don’t park somewhere where you might risk a £100 fine.”

Information on where you can park in your local area is available on the council website

You can also find more information on Penalty Charge Notices