Parking in South Ayrshire
Pay By Phone
In February 2013 the Council in partnership with Ring Go will be offering motorist
the opportunity to pay for parking charges by using their mobile phone. A trail
of this payment method has been running in Barns Crescent, Charlotte Street and
Kyle Street car parks in Ayr since July 2011. This trail was in partnership with
a company called PaybyPhone. From 28th January PaybyPhone will no longer be offering
their services in the Council’s car parks. From mid February 2013 Ring Go will be
offering motorists the chance to pay their car parking fees for council car parks
and for on-street parking charges in Ayr.
Cashless parking charges work by drivers contacting the call centre (01415 303 303)
to register their arrival at the car park, giving details of their car registration,
and payment is made by their choice of card, which has to be registered the first
time it is used.
No tickets are issued and parking attendants receive a text message with the details
of the transaction so they know the vehicle is legally parked.
The cost of parking is the same regardless of the payment method used; however,
a service charge of 15p will apply to each pay by phone transaction.
Drivers paying by phone can also opt to receive reminder text messages (which cost
10p per message) so they always know when their parking session is about to end
and can extend their parking period if required (subject to maximum stay limits),
without needing to return to the car to buy another ticket. Further information
is available at Ring Go