Stiffer fines for parking offences from 1 July: HDB, URA

The move is aimed at ensuring such fines “remain an effective deterrent”, said the HDB and URA in a joint media release. (PHOTO: Google Street View screengrab)

SINGAPORE — From 1 July, the Housing and Development Board (HDB) and Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) will impose stiffer fines for parking offences.

The move is aimed at ensuring such fines “remain an effective deterrent”, said the HDB and URA in a joint media release on Monday (24 June). The last revision to parking fines was carried out in 1991.

Illegal parking offences

The release noted that an average of about 260,800 notices for illegal parking were issued annually from 2016 to 2018.

“These include cases where the motorists had parked their cars in motorcycle or heavy vehicle parking lots, as well as non-season ticket holders who had parked their vehicles at season parking lots,” it added.

Current fines for illegal parking are set at $25, $50 and $80 respectively for motorcycles, cars and heavy vehicles. These will be revised to $35, $70 and $100 for the respective categories.

Coupon and digital parking offences

An average of 573,000 notices were also issued annually from 2016 to 2018 to motorists for parking offences at non-Electronic Parking System (EPS) carparks.

These were either for non-payment of parking charges of for having insufficient amounts displayed at coupon parking carparks.

Those caught for parking without valid coupons or having no digital parking session currently face fines of $30 and $40, respectively. These amounts will be increased to $40 and $50, respectively, for cars and heavy vehicles. The fine quantum for motorcycles will remain at $8.

For over-parking, the current fines range from $6 to $20 for cars, and $12 to $40 for heavy vehicles. These figures will be increased to $8 to $24 for cars, and $16 to $48 for heavy vehicles. The current fine quantum of $4 for motorcycles will remain unchanged.

“For carparks where the (EPS) has not been implemented, motorists can either use parking coupons, the Parking.sg app or the OneService App to pay their parking charges,” the release said.

Payment evasion at EPS carparks

The agencies noted that about 4,400 notices are issued to motorists each year for evading payment of parking charges – either by tailgating other vehicles or bypassing carpark gantries at EPS carparks.

Fines for such offences currently stand at $25, $50 and $80, respectively for motorcycles, cars and heavy vehicles. These amounts will be raised to $35, $70 and $100 respectively.

(PHOTO: HDB, URA)
(PHOTO: HDB, URA)

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