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Parking enforcement

Borås kommuns Parkerings AB has parking enforcement commissions on both public and private land.

Following a decision by the City Council and on a commission from the Technical Department of the City of Borås, Parkeringsbolaget (‘the Parking company’) handles the parking enforcement on all public land in the municipality. The Technical Department of the City of Borås decides on the extent of enforcement efforts, the manner in which these are carried out, and the value of parking fines. It also receives the revenues of the parking fees and parking fines handed out for vehicles parked on public land.

As regards parking on private land, Parkeringsbolaget decides how parking spaces should be allocated and the value of parking fees and enforcement fines.

All parking revenues from private land belong to Parkeringsbolaget.

If you choose to pay your parking fee in the vending machine and place a ticket in your car, the ticket must be clearly visible in the front window. If you do not comply with the applicable parking regulations, you are obliged to pay the inspection fee, regardless of whether you paid the parking fee or not.

ZONES - MAKING IT EASIER TO PARK CORRECTLY

To make it easier to find parking in Borås we have divided the city into three zones. We hope that you will help by thinking street smart.

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RED ZONE

Intended for those with a quick errand to run in the city centre, who need to find a parking space easily without driving around and searching. Restricted parking time of four hours to facilitate smooth city traffic flow. Quick and easy.

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YELLOW ZONE

Intended for those who use their car for work or otherwise need their car close by. The advantage here is that you can park for a longer period for a lower price in relation to the red zone. You can get to and from the parking location without having to travel into the city centre and drive around.

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GREEN ZONE

A street smart option for those who are not pressed for time and who want to free up spaces for those who have quick errands to run in the city. This is our cheapest price option, which is also ideal for long-stay parking and residents. Advantages include keeping you fit and saving you money.
Smart and environmentally-friendly!

PRICES FROM 7/1- 2020

OFF-STREET PARKING, NEIGHBOURHOOD PARKING

RED ZONE (dotted line)

Max 400 m from Stora Torget.
Weekdays 9am – 6pm (9am -3pm) 15 SEK/hour.
Other times 4 SEK/hour.
From 4 hrs – 7 days.

Season ticket 30 days
7am-6pm: 750 SEK
5pm-9am: 400 SEK
24 hrs: 1,000 SEK

YELLOW ZONE (dotted + filled line)

Max 600 m from Stora Torget.
Weekdays 9am – 6pm (9am -3pm) 8-12 SEK/hour.
Other times 0-4 SEK/hour.
From 24 hrs – 7 days.

Season ticket 30 days
650 – 750 SEK

GREEN ZONE (filled line)

Max 800 m from Stora Torget.
Weekdays 9am – 6pm 5 SEK/hour.
Max 24 hrs:
Other times free.

Season ticket 30 days
400-500 SEK

Outer areas:
Season ticket
300 SEK

GREEN VEHICLES

24 NEW CHARGING POINTS
WITH 11 KWH TYPE 2 CHARGERS

What do the parking signs mean?

Below, you can find information on some of the parking signs on our streets and in our parking areas. If you have questions about other parking signs, please contact us!

All parking signs are described in the Road Sign Ordinance (2007:90), which can be accessed either online or in print.

Parking permitted

This sign means that parking is permitted in a parking space or on a side section of the road where the sign is located. If the sign is located on a road, the parking section starts from where the sign is located and applies, in accordance with what is stated on an additional sign, to where another regulation on stopping or parking is located, or otherwise to the next junction with a road other than that referred to in chap. 3, section 21, paragraph 2 of the traffic ordinance. If another regulation applies for a short section, the parking permission applies after the end of the section without the sign needing to be repeated. If the sign is used at a specially designated car park, the sign applies to the whole car park. The sign does not give the right to park at locations where, under the traffic ordinances, vehicles may not stop or park unless such a right is clearly indicated by the location of the sign or is stated on an additional sign. Neither does the sign give the right to park in contravention of chapter 3, section 49 a, if the sign is used by a landowner according to the law (1984:318) for fees for illegal parking, the sign states that parking is permitted, however, a maximum of 24 hours in succession on weekdays, except weekdays before Sundays and holidays, unless otherwise stated by an additional sign. The sign can be part of a location sign. If the sign is used as preparatory information, information about the car park’s name, whether the car park is full or whether there are available spaces is stated on the sign.

Disabled

This sign means that the indication on the sign applies to those who may park according to a parking permit that is covered in chapter 13, sections 8 or 9 of the traffic ordinance. The sign is only used under the E19 sign, parking. If the time is stated with sign T6, time restrictions, the supplementary instructions apply according to regulations for sign T6, time restrictions.

Fees

The sign states that fees must be paid for parking according to the rate stated on the parking meter, automatic ticket machine or equivalent and that other conditions of parking that are stated must be observed. If the time is stated according to sign T6, time restrictions, the supplementary instructions apply in accordance with the regulations for sign T6, time restrictions.

Permitted time for parking

The sign indicates the longest time period for parking that is permitted. If the time is stated according to sign T6, time restrictions, the supplementary instructions apply in accordance with the regulations for sign T6, time restrictions.

Residents

The sign indicates that Residents of an area, with permits, may park according to special conditions. The text may be supplemented with an area designation or similar. If the time is stated according to sign T6, time restrictions, the supplementary instructions apply in accordance with the regulations for sign T6, time restrictions.

Parking ticket

The sign indicates that parking is free but that a ticket must be used when parking. If the time is stated according to sign T6, time restrictions, the supplementary instructions apply in accordance with the regulations for sign T6, time restrictions.

Position of parked vehicles

The sign indicates how vehicles should be parked in a car park. The sign is adapted to the conditions in the car park.

Charging point

The sign indicates a charging point for external charging of electricity for vehicular propulsion. The sign is only used under sign E19, parking, and indicates that only vehicles that can be externally charged with electricity for the vehicle’s propulsion may be parked here.

Parking prohibited

The sign indicates that parking is prohibited. The restriction applies to the side of the road on which the sign is located. The restriction starts where the sign is located and applies in accordance with what is stated on an additional sign, to the location where another regulation on stopping or parking is marked or otherwise to the next junction with a road other than that referred to in chapter 3, section 21, paragraph 2 of the traffic ordinance (1998:1276) or to the location preceding that where an equivalent sign with additional sign T11, section, with a downward pointing arrow has been erected. If another regulation applies for a short section, the restriction continues after the end of the section without being repeated. The restriction also applies without the sign being repeated where a car park is located along the side of the road. The sign does not give the right to stop at locations where, under the traffic ordinances, vehicles may not stop or park unless such a right is clearly indicated by the location of the sign or is stated on an additional sign.

Stopping or Parking prohibited

The sign indicates that stopping or parking is prohibited. The regulations for sign C35, parking prohibited, paragraph 2 also apply to this sign.

Time restrictions

The sign states when the restriction on the road sign applies. If the time is used in combination with other conditions the sign also indicates when these conditions apply. Black or white numbers without brackets refer to weekdays except for weekdays before Sundays or holidays. Black or white numbers within brackets refer to weekdays before Sundays or holidays. Red numbers refer to Sundays or holidays. If the restriction extends past midnight, the time period after midnight applies to the following day. If a certain day or weekday is indicated, the regulation applies to that day regardless of whether the day is a weekday, Sunday or holiday.

What is a parking fine?

‘Parking fine’ is the colloquial name for the small note that is placed on a vehicle that is incorrectly parked. The note informs you that you are required to pay a fine as your vehicle is incorrectly parked. The type of fine you are required to pay depends on whether you have violated parking rules on public or private land.

The Swedish Road Traffic Ordinance contains general rules regarding the ways in which you are allowed to stop and park your vehicle. This means that the rules are not indicated using road signs, but that it is still your responsibility to know them. This page presents information that the Swedish Transport Agency has created regarding the most important general provisions for stopping and parking.

There are also local provisions that govern stopping and parking. These are adapted to particular areas, and are normally indicated on road signs.

What is the significance of public land and private land when I park my vehicle?

In Sweden, there are two types of land: public land https://www.riksdagen.se/sv/dokument-lagar/dokument/svensk-forfattningssamling/lag-1976206-om-felparkeringsavgift_sfs-1976-206 and htts://www.riksdagen.se/sv/dokument-lagar/dokument/svensk-forfattningssamling/trafikforordning-19981276_sfs-1998-1276 and private land. Two different sets of laws govern these types of land.

The municipality’s streets and squares are defined as public land (Sw. ‘gatumark’), and are regulated under the Swedish Local Government Act. Private parking facilities are called private land (‘tomtmark’) https://www.riksdagen.se/sv/dokument-lagar/dokument/svensk-forfattningssamling/lag-1984318-om-kontrollavgift-vid-olovlig_sfs-1984-318 and are regulated under civil law.

When you commit a parking offence on public land, i.e. municipal property, you may receive a parkeringsanmärkning (‘parking ticket’), which means that you are liable to pay a parking fine. If you commit a parking offence on private land, you will receive a payment request saying that you are liable to pay a kontrollavgift (‘enforcement fine’).

If you choose to pay your parking fee in the vending machine and place a ticket in your car, the ticket must be clearly visible in the front window. If you do not comply with the applicable parking regulations, you are obliged to pay the inspection fee, regardless of whether you paid the parking fee or not.

The top of the ticket or request provides information regarding the type of fine you are liable to pay.

What is the difference between a parking fine and a parking enforcement fine?

Parking tickets can be issued by parking wardens and police officers. Each municipality decides on the value of parking fines.

Parking enforcement fines can be issued by a parking warden or property owner. The value of an enforcement fine cannot be greater than that of a parking fine in the municipality.

Anyone who issues a parking ticket or payment request for a parking enforcement fine must have undertaken training suitable for the role. For parking wardens on public land, this means an education in public law, while an education in civil law is required for private land.

A new parking fine or enforcement fine can be issued on each new day, but no sooner than six hours after the issuance of the first ticket. A maximum of five parking fines or enforcement fines may be issued for the same instance of unlawful parking.

An important difference between the two relates to the process of contesting.

What do I do if I feel that I have received a parking ticket in error?

Parking on public lands is regulated under https://www.riksdagen.se/sv/dokument-lagar/dokument/svensk-forfattningssamling/lag-1976206-om-felparkeringsavgift_sfs-1976-206. If you receive a parking ticket that you consider to be in error you should contest it, but you must still pay the parking fine. If you successfully contest the ticket, you will receive a refund.

You have 8 days to pay the fine, starting on the date the ticket was issued. If you do not pay you will receive reminders and added fees, and the matter will then be transferred to the Swedish Enforcement Authority. You have 6 months to contest the parking ticket from the date on which it was paid or the Swedish Enforcement Authority began the collection process for the fine. If you have questions regarding payment, you should contact the Swedish Transport Agency. Visit the Swedish Transport Agency’s website for more information.

If the parking ticket contains obvious errors, e.g. the make of your car is wrong, you can apply for a correction. This must be undertaken within a few days of receiving the ticket. You apply by taking the parking ticket to a police station in the municipality in which it was issued. If your application for a correction is rejected, you can then contest it.

A parking ticket that you consider to be in error should be contested with Polismyndigheten, Region Väst. This must be done in writing. Visit the Swedish Police’s website for more information and an application form.

What do I do if I consider myself to have received a parking enforcement fine in error?

Parking on private land is regulated under the civil https://www.riksdagen.se/sv/dokument-lagar/dokument/svensk-forfattningssamling/lag-1984318-om-kontrollavgift-vid-olovlig_sfs-1984-318. In order to be able to issue a parking enforcement fine, clear road signage is required. If you are charged an enforcement fine that you consider to be in error you should contest it immediately, without paying it. If you pay the enforcement fine the case is considered to be closed, and this may mean that you have to appeal the matter to the district court if you consider it to be in error.

If you feel that you have received a parking enforcement fine in error, you should contest it with the company that manages the car park – in our case, us. Contesting of enforcement fines shall be made in writing via e-mail to p-bolaget@boras.se, using our Contest a parking enforcement fine form or via a written letter sent via mail.

Contest a parking fine