Delivering a shared Council roads and transportation service across East and South Ayrshire

On-street parking

Parking incorrectly, such as on double yellow lines, in a bus lane, across cycle lanes or in residents' parking bays, even for a few minutes, can cause inconvenience and even danger to other road users and pedestrians.

Following these simple rules will help you to park in a way that doesn't cause inconvenience or a danger to other members of the public and prevent you receiving a fine.

  • Always check the lines on the road, and where applicable, the signs by the side of the road
  • Do not block entrances to private properties
  • Do not double park or park more than 50 centimetres from a kerb or boundary
  • Do not park partially or fully on footways or pavements
  • Do not park in a way that will make it unsafe for pedestrians at dropped/raised crossing places
  • Do not park on pedestrian crossings or the white zigzag markings near to the crossing or on yellow zigzag School Keep Clear markings
  • Do not park on corners of junctions, or brows of hills

If you are unsure of where to park legally, please refer to the highway code for further advice.

On-street parking in East and South Ayrshire

Signs and lines on-street indicate where parking is permitted or prohibited on roads. In town centres some parking is restricted to short time periods. This allows for more people to park in the town centre throughout the day. Generally the further out from the town centre the parking is located the, longer the permitted parking period is. Ayr and Kilmarnock are the only towns in East and South Ayrshire where there are charges to park on-street.

Parking for motorcycles in Ayr town centre

There is free on-street parking for motorcycles in Ayr town centre ONLY within the bays marked for motorcycles. If parking your motorcycle in a Pay and Display car parking bay then a valid Pay and Display ticket must be displayed.

Pay and Display

There are on-street 'pay and display' parking bays located on various streets within Ayr and Kilmarnock town centres.


Charges and maximum length of stay vary according to the zone. Payment for parking must be made at the time the vehicle is parked. Charges apply Monday to Saturday 9am-5pm. Outwith these times you may park free of charge or time restriction.

Charges apply on all public holidays with the exception of Christmas day and New Year's day


 Kilmarnock On Street Pay and Display


 Zones A, B & C

Mon - Sat 09.00 - 17.00

 30p = 15 minutes
 60p = 30 minutes
 90p = 45 minutes
 £1.20 = 1 hour
 £1.50 = 1 hour 15 minutes
 £1.80 = 1 hour 30 minutes
 £2.10 = 1 hour 45 minutes
 £2.40 = 2 hours


Ayr central parking zone
Ayr Central Parking Zone
2 Hour Limit
Mon - Fri: 08:00 - 18:00
Sat: 08:00 - 13:00
3 Hour Limit
Mon - Fri: 09:30 - 17:00
Sat: 09:30 - 13:00
30p = 30 minutes 30p = 30 minutes
60p = 1 hour 60p = 1 hour
90p = 1 hour 30 minutes 90p = 1 hour 30 minutes
£1.20 = 2 hours £1.20 = 2 hours
  £1.50 = 2 hours 30 minutes
  £1.80 = 3 hours

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On-street charging zones and times in Ayr

On-street residents parking zones in Ayr


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