Parking Fines

There are eight pay and display car parks in Orkney and many free car parks provided for short and long stay, commercial vehicles and householders. Location information is available for Parking and Car Parks.

Excess Charge

An excess charge or fine is issued for contravention of the Orkney Islands Council (Off-street Parking Places) Order 2017. The excess charge in all car parks covered by this order is £60, however if this is paid within 14 days of issue this is reduced to only £30. Failure to pay the excess charge within 42 days of issue will result in an additional £15 being payable.

Paying for an Excess Charge

Payment can be made at either:

Details of opening times for both offices are available from the 'Contact Us in Person' page available from the 'Related Links' section of this page.

Cash, Cheque, Debit and Credit Cards are accepted. Cheques should be crossed and made payable to Orkney Islands Council. Receipts for payments by cheque or card will not be issued unless requested.

Car Parking for Disabled People

Parking in the Council's pay and display car parks is free for disabled people provided:

Related Links

School Place, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NY

Telephone: 01856 873535


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