Disabled parking bays are available in car parks and on-street in many town centres. Any registered disabled person displaying a Blue Badge can use these disabled parking bays.
Residents parking exemption schemes also operate in some of our towns. Enquiries about and applications for this service can be made at any Customer Service Centre or local DGFirst Office.
To avoid getting a parking ticket, you should display any discs, vouchers, badges and permits clearly. If you plan to park for a longer time, consider using an off-street car park. Do not park in a space designated for a motorcycle, a Blue Badge holder, a resident's permit holder, or other spaces saved for specific groups. Ensure your entire vehicle is inside the bay markings.
The Disabled Persons' Parking Places Act (Scotland) Act 2009 gives any disabled person, who holds a Blue Badge and possesses a qualifying vehicle, the right to apply to the Council to have a disabled street parking place created on the road from which there is convenient access to the applicant's address. The applicant must demonstrate eligibility for a space and that there is a demonstrable need for it. Spaces created as a result of such applications would not be solely at the disposal of the applicant but available to any blue badge holder.
There are just six grounds on which you can dispute the notice:
If you receive a parking ticket and you do not wish to contest it, you should try and pay it as soon as possible, otherwise the fine increases. If you still don't pay it, we may take you to court.