Penalties for new parking offences in force from Monday
Penalty charge notices for parking of vehicles on dropped footways, parking on pavements and double parking can be imposed across Scotland from Monday coming, 11 December 2023.
Under the Transport (Scotland) Act 2019, all local authority areas in Scotland will be able to start enforcing these prohibitions by issuing penalty charge notices ("PCNs") to owners of vehicles contravening these rules.
There will be some exceptions such as parking by emergency vehicles or delivery drivers. Local authorities will also have the power to exempt certain streets or areas as they deem locally appropriate.
Appeals against penalty notices will be able to be taken to the Transport Appeals jurisdiction of the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland General Regulatory Chamber, if the recipient of a PCN makes representation to the local authority against the decision to serve that notice and the local authority issues a notice of rejection.
This tribunal currently considers appeals against bus lane enforcement notifications and PCNs issued by local authorities relating to the new low emission zones and other parking contraventions.