Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice


Charges and enforcement

Parking charges and routine enforcement have been temporarily suspended across South Lanarkshire. 

Deliveries and car parks must continue to operate safely - any dangerous or inappropriate parking will be dealt with sensitively but in the normal manner.

Please park sensible and safely.

Debt recovery has also been suspended at this time, however if  you have a previously agreed payment plan you should continue to make payments as normal.

We are unable to answer your calls in person. If your call is about paying a previously issued Penalty Charge Notice please follow the instructions on the back of the ticket. 

If your enquiry is about anything else please email or write to us at PO Box 26275, Hamilton, ML3 0WX.

Duke Street car park

Duke Street car park will be closed until further notice. Parking is available in nearby car parks including Brandon Street and Low Patrick Street.

Parking at Council HQ

Special measures are being brought in at the car park between Beckford Street and Douglas Street in Hamilton.

This is to help health service staff and patients during the coronavirus issue, as the NHS's Douglas Street Clinic has been designated as a Community Hub and patients will be directed there as of today (Monday 23 March).

This means additional car parking is required for health employees and patients, so one third of the car park, which is used by council staff and the general public, will be designated for this purpose, effective from Monday morning, 23 March 2020.

There still will be a large number of other spaces available for general use within the car park, and other free parking is available nearby, such as the car parks on the other side of Beckford Street and at Auchinraith Avenue. Appropriate signage will be in place and parking attendants will be available to advise.

We apologise for the short notice of this change, which will be in place until further notice, and thank everyone for their understanding and cooperation in these unprecedented times.


After discussions with Police Scotland, we have closed the car parks at the following parks to encourage compliance with government advice on not travelling far to undertake exercise:

  • Calderglen Country Park, East Kilbride
  • Lanark Loch and Racecourse area
  • James Hamilton Heritage Park, East Kilbride - there is still access to the electric vehicle charging points
  • Castlebank Park, Lanark
  • Chatelherault Country Park, Hamilton
  • Tinto Hill and tearoom
  • Greenhall Park, Blantyre
  • Overtoun Park, Rutherglen

We are closing the car parks at the following golf courses:

  • Larkhall
  • Strathclyde
  • Biggar
  • Hollandbush
  • Langlands