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The Ultimate Guide To Parking Fines_ URA, HDB, LTA Fines & HDB Carpark Grace Period

The Ultimate Guide To Parking Fines: URA, HDB, LTA Fines & HDB Carpark Grace Period

profileKenneth Fong

“I’m just dropping something off at my girlfriend’s house, should be quite fast. I’ll just park here, pass her and go.”

And then you… proceeded to talk to your girlfriend, her mother and father and forgot about… the car that’s parked at the loading bay.

Once you’re done with everything, you saw the white slip of paper that looked like this:

Source: Motorist.sg

If this is something unfamiliar to you, it’s ok. How about… you parked near a fire hydrant, junction or bus stop and got fined?

Also, the Housing Development Board (HDB) and Urban Development Authority (URA) has just announced that starting from 1 Sep 2022, the grace waiting period for vehicles in HDB and URA car parks will be reduced from 20 to 15 minutes.

Beyond that grace period, you’ll be slapped with a fine.

Source: Giphy

To be honest, there are TOO MANY driving and parking offences imposed by the various authorities and it’s very hard to keep up.

Based on the offences committed, the parties involved include the HDB, URA, Land Transport Authority (LTA) and the Traffic Police (TP).

Continue reading to find out about the different parking offences before you are slapped with one!


TL;DR: A Guide to Parking Fines & Traffic Offences by URA, HDB, LTA & TP

In a bid to ensure that “parking fines remain an effective deterrent”, these are the latest fees all drivers need to be aware of.

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HDB Parking Fines & Offences

Well, as the name says, the parking fines charged by the HDB are for offences conducted in the HDB estates or car parks.

From 1 Sep 2022, drivers will be given a 15-minute grace period for drop-offs and pick-ups, and for those who exit the car parks beyond the grace period, they will continue to pay parking fees for the full duration, including the first 15 minutes.

For everyone’s benefit, the URA and HDB have also announced that they will discontinue the sale and exchange of parking coupons at all HDB branches from 19 Sep 2022.

You can still continue to purchase coupons from authorised places petrol stations, and convenience stores such as 7-Eleven and Cheers outlets. Those who wish to seek a refund for unused or expired coupons can continue to do so at HDB branches.

Here’s a full list of the parking offences and fines imposed by HDB:

Parking FinesMotorcycleCarHeavy
Vehicle
Over-Parking
Over-parking for 30 minutes or less$4$8$16
Over-parking for 31 minutes to 1 hour$12$24
Over-parking for more than 1 hour$24$48
Illegal Parking Offences
Illegal Parking in HDB$100$100$80/ $200
Parking in a parking place not designated$70$35$100 / $200
Coupon & Digital Parking Offences
Parking without displaying valid parking coupon(s) or displaying insufficient amount of parking coupons$8$40$50
Not displaying coupon in a clear and visible manner
Displaying coupon(s) with the time of commencement indicated ahead of the actual time of parkingN.A.
Displaying coupon(s) that have/have been altered, erased or contain any other irregularity therein indicating that the coupon(s) has/have been tampered with$80/ $400 / $600$80/ $400 / $600$80/ $400 / $600
Payment Evasion At EPS Car Parks
(repeat offenders may be charged in court)
Tailgating at EPS exit gantry to avoid payment$35$70$100
Parking Places & Other Parking Offences
Using a parking place for unauthorised purpose$80$80$80 / $200
Entering and exiting car park not using the designated entrance and exit, (e.g. through walkway) to avoid payment$35$70$100
Drawing/ driving/ pushing/ parking a motor vehicle in a disorderly manner without regard for the safety of other vehicles and persons$35$70$100
Pushing/ removing motor vehicle without the permission of owner or driver$35$70$100
Parking against traffic flow$35$70$100
Failure to obey signs exhibited in the parking place$35$70$100 / $200
Parking beyond the boundaries of the parking lot thereby causing obstruction$35$70$100 / $200
Repairing/ allowing repairs to a motor vehicle in a parking place$80$80$80
Using a motor vehicle within a parking place for sale or promoting the sale of goods of any kind$80$80$80
Cause/ allow vehicle to be washed in a parking place$80$80$80
Failure to obey lawful directions given by Parking Wardens$35$70$100
Parking in a season parking place without valid season parking$35$70$100
Unauthorised parking in a reserved parking lot or parking without displaying an authorised label.$35/ $200$70 / $200$100 / $200
Failure to produce the authorisation on demand by the Superintendent for inspection and/ or retention$300$300$300

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URA Parking Fines & Offences

Yes, you will receive a fine from URA if you crossed any double yellow lines on URA property, or are found to have committed unauthorised parking in a reserved parking lot.

Parking FinesMotorcycleCarHeavy
Vehicle
Over-Parking
Over-parking for 30 minutes or less$4$8$16
Over-parking for 31 minutes to 1 hour$4$12$24
Over-parking for more than 1 hour$4$24$48
Coupon & Digital Parking Offences
Parking without displaying valid parking coupon(s) or displaying an insufficient amount of parking coupons$8 / $80$40 / $80$50 / $80
Not displaying coupon in a clear and visible manner$8$40$50
Displaying coupon(s) with time of commencement indicated ahead of actual time of parkingN.A.$40$50
Displaying coupon(s) that have been altered, erased or contain any other irregularity therein indicating that the coupon(s) has/have been tampered with$400 / $600 or charge in court
Failure to produce coupon(s) on demand for inspection and/or retention$400 or charge in court
Payment Evasion At EPS Car Parks
(repeat offenders may be charged in court)
Failure to pay parking charge at the payment station prior to leaving a parking place$35 or Charge in Court$70 or Charge in Court$100 or Charge in Court
Entering/Leaving a parking place other than through the access/exit provided for that purpose
Parking Places & Other Offences
Parking other than in a parking lot$35$70$100
Using a parking place for unauthorised purpose$100 or charge in court
Parking in a parking place not designated for the use$35$70$100
Parking against traffic flow$35$70$100
Failure to obey signs exhibited in the parking place$35$70$100
Parking beyond the boundaries of the parking lot thereby causing obstruction$35$70$100
Failure to obey lawful directions given by Parking Wardens$35$70$100
Parking in a season parking place without valid season parking$35$70$100
Unauthorised parking in reserved parking lot or parking without displaying an authorised label.$35$70$100
Unauthorised parking in an accessible parking lot$200

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Traffic Offences & Parking Fines by LTA and TP

Most drivers would remember some of these details from your Basic Theory Test.

I can vaguely recall trying to memorise these offences and demerit points just before I went for my test.

This is a recap for those of you who’ve forgotten how serious certain offences are!

OffencesLight VehicleHeavy Vehicle
First-time offenderRepeat offenderFirst-time offenderRepeat offender
Failing to comply with the “No Stopping” or “No Waiting” sign$70$110$100$150
Failing to stop a vehicle parallel with and close to the edge of the left-hand side of the road
Stopping a vehicle in a manner such that it causes unnecessary obstruction to other road users
Stopping a vehicle without facing the direction in which the traffic moves
Stopping a vehicle on the right side of a two-way road
Parking a vehicle on a road which has an unbroken white line or unbroken double white lines
Parking a vehicle on a road with an unbroken yellow line or unbroken double yellow lines
Parking a vehicle on the grass verge of a road
Parking a vehicle within 3m of a fire hydrant, 6m of a road or street junction, or 9m of a bus stop
Parking a vehicle on a slip road, filter lane, fly-over or underpass
Parking a vehicle on a ramp leading to a fly-over or an underpass
Parking a vehicle on the footway of a road
Parking a heavy vehicle in any place other than the designated parking space--$100$150
Stopping a vehicle on a road in a position that is likely to cause danger or undue inconvenience to other road users$300$450$300$450
Stopping or parking a vehicle at a taxi stop or taxi stand$50$80$80$120
Stopping a vehicle on a central divider of expressway$70$110$100$150
Parking a vehicle within a pedestrian crossing$120$180$150$230
Parking a vehicle on a road with a single yellow zig-zag line, or on the adjacent footpath
Stopping a vehicle on a road with double yellow zig-zag lines, or on the adjacent footpath
Parking abreast to another vehicle, causing unnecessary obstruction
Stopping a vehicle in a zebra-controlled area
Stopping a vehicle on a carriageway, shoulder or verge of an expressway$130$200$160$240

When you’re on the road, here’re also some things you should always pay attention to, so that you’ll not commit any of them especially when you’re a seasoned driver.

OffencesLight VehicleHeavy Vehicle
SpeedingVehicular/Road speed limit by 1 to 20 km/hr: $150

Vehicular/Road speed limit by 21 to 30 km/hr: $200

Vehicular/Road speed limit by 31 to 40 km/hr: $300

Vehicular/Road speed limit by more than 41km/hr: Prosecution in court
Vehicular/Road speed limit by 1 to 20 km/hr: $200

Vehicular/Road speed limit by 21 to 30 km/hr: $250

Vehicular/Road speed limit by 31 to 40 km/hr: $400

Vehicular/Road speed limit by more than 41km/hr: Prosecution in court
Failing to give way to emergency vehicles$150$200
Driving without due care or reasonable consideration for other road users$300$400
Failing to conform to traffic light signals$400$500
Using mobile communication devices while driving1st offence: Fine not exceeding $1,000 or imprisonment of up to 6 months or both

2nd offence: Fine not exceeding $2,000 or imprisonment of up to 12 months or both
Driving while under the influence of drink or drugsCharged in court, fine of up to $10,000 (not less than $2,000) or imprisonment of up to 1 year or both (first offence) and a ban from driving for at least 2 years
Hit and run that results in damage or injury to any person, vehicle, structure or animalIf serious injury or death is caused to another person, charged in court and up to $3,000 fine, imprisonment of up to 12 months or both (first offence). Repeat offenders can be fined up to $5,000 and/or jailed for up to 2 years.
Reckless or dangerous drivingProsecution in court

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How To Avoid Parking Fines

To help you avoid parking fines and save money on such unnecessary expenses, here’re a couple of tips to help you out:

1. Park Properly

This is self-explanatory.

Parking can sometimes be challenging for new drivers. If you noticed that you’re not parking in the designated space, correct it before you leave your car!

The worst kind of driver is those who… selfishly take up two parking spaces.🤐

2. Download The Parking.sg App

In this day and age, running out of parking coupons and forgetting to buy parking coupons, are simply not valid excuses.

And that’s because you can simply pay for your parking, at car parks where the Electronic Parking System (EPS) gantry system is not implemented, through a digital parking app like Parking.sg.

Source: Parking.sg

Besides the convenience of paying for your parking through your credit or debit card instead of a physical coupon (FYI: if you’re trying to be more environmentally conscious, you’re also saving the trees by doing this). The coolest thing about the app is that you can:

  • Extend your parking session remotely (read: no need to run back to the car), and
  • Get a refund (parking fees are calculated on a per-minute basis) if you choose to end your parking session earlier

So to all the cheapskates out there… JUST PAY THE PARKING FEE.

I mean.

Just think about it: would you rather pay $0.60 for 30 minutes OR $40 on a failed gamble for not displaying a valid coupon or paying for a digital parking session? It doesn’t make financial sense to track your expenses diligently and be so cavalier about parking fines…

3. Pay Attention To Road Markings

Source: Must Share News

The above is a negative demonstration.

If you’re a ride hailer, please spare a thought for your drivers as they are not allowed to wait or park beside these lines.

Here’s a little refresher for those who have been on the roads for years as well as those who just obtained their driving license.

Road MarkingsMeaning In English
Single or Double continuous white lines in the centre of a bi-directional roadNo parking at all times on either side of the road
Single continuous yellow line along the side of the roadNo parking between 7am to 7pm on the marked side of the road (except on Sundays and Public Holidays)
Single zig-zag yellow line along the side of the roadNo parking at all times on the marked side of the road
Double continuous yellow lines along the side of the roadNo parking at all times on the marked side of the road
Single zig-zag white line along the side of the roadNo parking OR stopping at all times on the marked side of the road
Double zig-zag yellow lines along the side of the roadNo parking OR stopping at all times on the marked side of the road

4. Parking Violations That Carry Demerit Points

If you’re a driver or motorist, you should be aware of the Driver Improvement Points System (DIPS). It’s basically a demerit points system to identify and rehabilitate errant drivers (read: the more demerit points you get, the sooner your driving license gets suspended or revoked).

Anyways, it’s important not to clock any demerit points.

And here’s why:

  • For new or probationary motorists: Your new driving licence will be revoked and become invalid when you accumulate 13 or more demerit points during your one-year probation from the date of grant of your driving license
  • For non-probationary motorists: For first-time offenders, your driving licence will be suspended for 12 weeks when you accumulate 24 or more demerit points within 24 consecutive months

Scary, huh?

And just for reference, here’s a list of parking violations that carry three demerit points:

  1. Parking within a pedestrian crossing
  2. Parking within a Demerit Points No Parking Zone
  3. Parking within a Demerit Points No Stopping Zone (footpath)
  4. Parking abreast of another vehicle, causing unnecessary obstruction

Conclusion: Be aware of where you’re parking and stopping

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How to Appeal For a Traffic Offence or Parking Fine?

Source: Giphy

It’s not the end if you were issued a fine.

You can still appeal if you feel that there’re reasons that required you to stop or park in an unauthorised manner. However, the burden of proof is on you and you will need to show documentary proof to support your appeal.

According to the URA, it will reject appeals that have the following reasons:

  • I forgot to start a Parking.sg session or display a parking coupon
  • Did not display a parking coupon or start a Parking.sg session as I parked for a short while (e.g. go to the toilet)
  • I started the Parking.sg session late after leaving the vehicle.

Here are places to submit your appeal:

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