Paying for parking

Parking meters across Argyll and Bute offer different payment options, from contactless to Chip and PIN, cash and an app (payment by phone).


PayByPhone is now live in Argyll and Bute. It offers an alternative means of payment to the existing pay and display parking machines by paying via your mobile phone.

Each car park has its own unique Location Number you quote when paying.

Parking meters across Argyll and Bute will continue to offer different payment options, from contactless to Chip and PIN and cash.

Why should you use it?

  1. No need to worry about having the right change on you.
  2. No need to go on the hunt for the nearest Pay and Display machine
  3. No need to display a ticket in your vehicle
  4. Get text message reminders sent to your phone before your parking runs out
  5. No need to rush back to your vehicle - you can extend your parking session from your phone

How do I use it?

You can download the app to register or register online to pay for parking from your mobile phone.  Download the app from the Apple Store or Google Play or scan the QR code.


Payments can also be made by calling *0330 400 7275* or texting 65565. 

The PayByPhone web page provides further information, as well as demonstration videos that are available on YouTube on how to use the App and service. Pay By Phone.

PayByPhone have also developed a self-service support centre on their website

The PayByPhone service includes the following features:

  • Optional SMS reminders and receipts.
  • Email receipts
  • VAT receipts
  • Countdown timer on the app
  • The option to extend parking (within parking restrictions)
  • Multiple vehicles and cards added on to one account

There is no need to display a parking ticket when you use PayByPhone as your online booking will be displayed on our database. Wardens can automatically check if a vehicle has paid using the service.

Location of parking meters

Find a car park in Argyll and Bute

Search for car parks near a specific address or postcode by using our 'find my nearest'  map.

You can also search by area. Details of car parks include payment options.

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