Frequently Asked Questions

Parking enforcement FAQs

What has changed about parking in North Lanarkshire?

Has the council introduced new rules for where drivers can and can't park?

Can I find out more about the rules for parking?

What happens if I don't comply with the parking rules?

Will the parking attendants operate in all town centres in North Lanarkshire?

What will the council do with the money it receives from parking fines?

If cars are parked on the pavement, will they receive a parking ticket?

Will there be charges for parking in car parks?

 


What has changed about parking in North Lanarkshire?

The council has been granted permission by the Scottish Government to operate a parking enforcement scheme. This means that, from 19 September, parking attendants employed by the council will monitor parking in our town centres and will be able to issue £60 penalty charge notices to vehicles parked incorrectly.

Has the council introduced new rules for where drivers can and can't park?

No. The rules for parking in our town centres have not changed. We have refreshed the road markings and signs, where necessary, to make sure they are clear before the new enforcement scheme is introduced.

Can I find out more about the rules for parking?

Yes, we've provided a guide to ​​​​​​​help car drivers understand where they can park or wait.

What happens if I don't comply with the parking rules?

You will receive a penalty charge notice of £60, reducing to £30 is paid within 14 days.

Will the parking attendants operate in all town centres in North Lanarkshire?

Yes, the team of attendants will monitor parking in all town centres - Airdrie, Bellshill, Coatbridge, Cumbernauld, Kilsyth, Motherwell, Shotts and Wishaw.

What will the council do with the money it receives from parking fines?

The money will be used to run the parking enforcement scheme. Our aim is that the scheme will be self-financing. If there is any additional money, this will ring-fenced and used to improve our road network.

If cars are parked on the pavement, will they receive a parking ticket?

If cars are parked on the pavement and there are yellow lines on the road, they can be issued with a ticket as if they were parked on the road. If, however, they are parked on the pavement and there are no yellow lines, we are not able to issue a parking ticket.

If the vehicles is causing an obstruction, however, it may be a matter for Police Scotland.

The Scottish Government is currently considering legislation to make parking on pavements an offence.

Will there be charges for parking in car parks?

No. There is no charge for parking in any council-owned public car parks.

The new enforcement scheme only operates for on-street parking.

 

 

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