Parking fines in Singapore are issued by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) or the Housing Development Board (HDB) for various parking offences. These fines are designed to discourage illegal parking and to ensure the smooth flow of traffic.
There are different types of parking offences in Singapore, including parking without a valid coupon or parking beyond the allowed time limit in a coupon parking zone, parking in a no-parking zone, parking in a designated lot for the disabled without a valid permit, and parking in a reserved lot.
The amount of the fine depends on the severity of the offence, ranging from $25 to $400 for private cars and up to $1,000 for heavy vehicles. The fines can be paid through various channels such as the AXS machine, online payment platforms, or by mailing a cheque to the respective authority.
It is important to pay the fine promptly to avoid late payment fees and possible legal action. Failure to pay the fine can result in the vehicle owner being unable to renew their road tax or driving license, or even having their vehicle towed away.
To avoid parking fines, it is important to park only in designated parking areas, to pay for parking when required, and to adhere to the parking rules and regulations in Singapore.
HDB Parking Fines
HDB (Housing and Development Board) is the main public housing authority in Singapore, and they are responsible for managing the public parking lots located within their housing estates. HDB parking fines are issued to vehicle owners who have violated the parking rules and regulations set by HDB. These fines can range from S$4 to S$50 depending on the severity of the offense.
Here are some common parking offences that may result in HDB parking fines:
- Illegal parking: Parking in areas that are not designated for parking, such as on grass patches or footpaths, can result in a fine of S$50.
- Double parking: Parking your vehicle in a way that blocks another parked vehicle or obstructs the flow of traffic can result in a fine of S$35.
- Parking beyond the allowed time limit: HDB public parking lots have a time limit, which is usually indicated on signboards. Parking beyond the allowed time limit can result in a fine of S$4 for every 30 minutes or part thereof.
- Non-display of parking coupons: If you park your vehicle in a public parking lot that requires the display of parking coupons, failing to display a valid coupon can result in a fine of S$8.
- Parking in reserved lots: HDB public parking lots have designated lots reserved for specific purposes, such as handicapped parking or season parking holders. Parking in these reserved lots without permission can result in a fine of S$50.
It is important to note that the HDB parking fines must be paid within 28 days from the date of issuance. Failure to do so may result in legal action being taken against the vehicle owner, which could include the impounding of the vehicle or the suspension of the vehicle owner’s driving license. You can check the latest fine rates here.
LTA Parking Fines
The Land Transport Authority (LTA) is responsible for the enforcement of parking rules and regulations on public roads and highways in Singapore. Parking offences are classified as either compoundable or non-compoundable.
Compoundable offences are minor parking offences that can be settled by payment of a composition fine, also known as a “parking ticket”. The fines for compoundable offences vary depending on the type of offence and location, with fines ranging from S$20 to S$200.
Some common compoundable parking offences include:
- Parking in a coupon parking lot without a valid parking coupon
- Parking for longer than the time allowed on the parking coupon
- Parking without displaying a valid parking coupon or a valid electronic parking session
- Parking in a reserved lot without a valid permit
- Parking in a yellow box junction or clearway during the restricted hours
- Parking along double yellow lines or in a no-parking zone
Non-compoundable offences are more serious parking offences that require the offender to appear in court. Examples of non-compoundable offences include parking in a disabled lot without a valid permit and obstructing traffic.
In addition to fines, repeated parking offenders may also face demerit points, vehicle tow-away and impoundment, and even prosecution in court.
To avoid getting fined for parking offences, drivers in Singapore are advised to follow the rules and regulations of parking, such as displaying valid parking coupons or electronic parking sessions, not parking in restricted areas, and not obstructing traffic.
Who is Certis Cisco?
Certis Cisco is a private security company in Singapore that has been appointed by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) to enforce parking regulations in various parts of Singapore, including public housing estates, industrial estates, and commercial areas.
Certis Cisco officers are authorized to issue parking tickets to vehicles parked in contravention of the parking regulations. The fines for parking offences vary depending on the severity of the offence, and they are set by the LTA.
Examples of common parking offences that may result in a fine include parking in a no-parking zone, parking in a reserved lot without authorization, parking in a loading and unloading zone without loading or unloading and exceeding the parking time limit.
It is important for drivers to be aware of the parking regulations in Singapore and to ensure that they are parked legally to avoid being issued a parking ticket and facing fines. If a driver has received a parking ticket from Certis Cisco, they can pay the fine online, by phone, or in person at a designated payment centre. Failure to pay the fine within the specified period may result in additional fees and penalties.
Traffic Police Parking Fines
Singapore Traffic Police is responsible for enforcing traffic rules and regulations in Singapore, including the issuance of parking fines for various parking offences.
The most common parking offences that may result in fines include parking in a no-parking zone, parking on a double yellow line, parking at a bus stop or taxi stand, and parking without displaying a valid coupon or using an electronic parking system. The fines for these offences range from $70 to $150 depending on the severity of the offence.
It’s important to note that the Traffic Police may also tow your vehicle if it is found parked illegally or causing obstruction to other road users. If your vehicle is towed, you will need to pay a fee to retrieve it.
To avoid parking fines, always check for parking signs and regulations before parking your vehicle. If you’re unsure, it’s best to park in designated parking lots or consult with the Traffic Police or local authorities for guidance.
In addition to fines, repeat offenders may face more severe penalties such as demerit points, suspension or revocation of their driving license, or even prosecution