There are two types of parking violation charges. The first is the extra parking fines that are imposed on vehicles that did not pay for paid parking areas or for short or extra parking time. The other is parking fines that are imposed on vehicles that are parked illegally according to traffic regulations offenses.
This fine (commonly referred to as parking meter citation) is 4.500 -krónur. If the citation is paid in full right away, it is 3.400-krónur. If the charge is not paid within 14 days after the citation date, the fine goes up from 4.500-krónur to 6.750 krónur. Charges that remain unpaid after 28 days following the date of citation goes up to 9.000-krónur.
Parking Violation charges are imposed on vehicles where a parking violation, such as parking in a marked no parking zone, parking on a curb or too close to a walkway, or other more specific offenses according to Article 108. Traffic laws no. 50/1987. It is currently 10.000-krónur, but if paid in full right away it is 8.900-krónur. If the charge is not paid after 14 days after the date of the citation, the fine goes up to 15.000-krónur and fines that remain unpaid after 28 days after the date of citation goes up to 20.000-krónur.
The fine for parking in marked handicapped parking spaces without a valid disability card is 20.000-krónur. If paid in full right away it is 18.900- krónur. If the charge is not paid within 14 days after the citation date, the fine goes up to 30.000-krónur. Fines that remain unpaid after 28 days goes up to 40.000- krónur.
A party may request to challenge the decision of the citation. An application to contest the citation shall be entered within 14 days from the date the ticket was laid on the vehicle and will be answered within 14 days of receipt.
It is the right of the party to request an appeal of the determination of the citation within 28 days from the date of the citation. General processing time is 2-4 weeks.
It is recommended to request an appeal of the determination of the citation within 28 days from the date of the citation. General processing time is 2-4 weeks.
When a party is not the registered owner/keeper of the vehicle, it will simplify the process to have the registered owner´s name, social security number, address, phone number and email address made available. If the party is the owner/keeper of the vehicle, it simplifies the process that their phone number and email address is provided.
When requesting an appeal, it is important that the party has in their possession, documents that can strengthen their case. Such as a copy of the paid parking meter ticket or receipts for repairs/towing of the vehicle. These documents should accompany the request for an appeal. Documents can be submitted to the following email email@example.com or through general postal service within seven days. The case then goes into processing. There is no need to submit a copy of the citation (parking ticket).
Bílastæðasjóður may obtain confirmation of the information that is presented during the appeal process. Information can be confirmed from: The National Register, Leggja.is. Iceland Transport Authority, City Web-view, and other resources depending on the nature of each case.
Bílastæðasjóður may obtain information from the sheriff´s office regarding the issuance and time validation of handicapped parking cards. It is important that the name and social security number of the disability card holder are available if it is other than the registered owner/keeper of the vehicle.
Bílastæðasjóður will investigate the determination from the servers of the citation and will utilize photographs of the scene to make a decision during the appeal process.
If an appeal for a parking violation is from a police officer´s citation, the process will be forwarded to the police chief of the capital to be investigated.
Once a request for an appeal has been received, extra late fees are mandatory in accordance with traffic laws throughout the processing time. The penalty and fees will be cancelled if the appeal is validated. If the appeal is denied, the extra charges will be reduced back to the original penalty that had been initially imposed before the request for an appeal. An exception is for those who made payments in full within three working days from the date of the citation. Parties are reminded that they have the option of paying the fine despite requesting an appeal and getting a reimbursement if it is validated.