Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice


Updated 23 July 2020

Charges and enforcement

Parking in council car parks and spaces will remain free until further notice, but as part of plans to help the area recover from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, measures to encourage sensible parking are going to be eased back in.

From Monday 20 July, parking attendants will be issuing advice and warnings to drivers who park illegally.

From Monday 3 August, full enforcement measures will be reintroduced, including fixed penalty notices.

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.

Please park sensible and safely.

Parking permits

Permits should be displayed from Monday 3 August.  If your permit has expired, please display your expired permit until you receive your renewal information.

Duke Street car park

Duke Street, Hamilton, has reopened.

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.


We have reopened the following car parks.

  • Calderglen Country Park, East Kilbride
  • Lanark Loch and Racecourse area
  • James Hamilton Heritage Park, East Kilbride 
  • Castlebank Park, Lanark
  • Chatelherault Country Park, Hamilton
  • Tinto Hill
  • Greenhall Park, Blantyre
  • Overtoun Park, Rutherglen
  • Law Park, Law

Golf courses

We have now opened the car parks at the following golf courses:

  • Larkhall
  • Strathclyde
  • Biggar
  • Hollandbush
  • Langlands
  • Torrance House