Pay or appeal a parking fine

Overview

Penalty Charge Notices (parking fines) are issued by Stirling Council to any vehicle believed to be in breach of parking or waiting restrictions.

Parking fines incur a charge of £60. This is reduced to £30 if you pay within 14 days of the date of issue.

How to pay a parking fine

Instructions on how to pay a fine are on the back of the notice.

Online

You’ll need the vehicle registration number and the notice reference number.

Parking portal

By phone

Call us on 01786 404040

If you don’t pay

If you don’t pay within 30 days, the fine will increase to £90. If it remains unpaid, we’ll pass it to a debt recovery agent for collection.

Appeal against a parking fine

If you believe the parking fine was wrongly issued, you can appeal against it within 14 days of the date of issue. There are two ways to appeal.

Online

You’ll need the vehicle registration number and the notice reference number.

Parking portal

In writing

Tell us why you think the parking fine should not have been issued and write to us at:
Stirling Council
PO Box 1460
Northampton
NN1 9FW

What happens when you appeal?

If you submit an appeal, we’ll put the charge on hold until a decision is reached. If your appeal is successful, we’ll send you a notice of acceptance and the ticket will be withdrawn.

If your appeal is not successful and the fine remains unpaid, we’ll issue a ‘Notice to Owner’ to the registered owner/keeper of the vehicle. This lets them make a formal representation against the issue of the notice. If this representation is successful, we’ll issue a notice of acceptance and the notice will be cancelled.

If the parking fine is upheld, we’ll issue appeal forms along with a notice of rejection. This allows the owner/keeper to take their case to an independent adjudicator.

If you lose your parking ticket

Call us on 01786 404040 or visit Stirling Council’s Customer First office in Stirling city centre.