Clamping and vehicle removals

How to recover or release your vehicle

Please call Police Scotland on '101' to find out if your vehicle has been moved or taken to the car pound. You can find the car pound at the address below. Find out Lothian Buses services to take you to the car pound near Leith.

To release your vehicle you will need

  • to pay the £180 charge
  • proof of ID such as your driving licence
  • proof of your address for instance a household bill, Council tax book or a bank statement.

You can collect your vehicle during the car pound opening times

  • Monday to Saturday, 8am - 6.45pm 
  • Sunday 8.45am - 11.30am.

Release fee and payment 

The release fee is £150 plus your £30 parking ticket. There is a daily storage fee of £20 and your parking ticket will increase to £60 after 14 days.

You can pay by cash, debit or credit card. Please note that we do not accept cheques.

We accept the following cards

  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • Maestro
  • Electron 

Challenge your vehicle removal

Any incorrectly parked vehicle may be moved to the car pound. You must pay to release your vehicle before you can challenge your parking ticket or the impound. Please do not argue with staff at the pound. They can't release your vehicle free of charge.

You will receive an appeal form when you collect your vehicle which you'll have 28 days to submit. You will receive a full refund if we accept your grounds or you can appeal to the parking adjudicator. You will be told how to do this at the time.

At times vehicles need to be moved at short notice for instance if there's a gas leak. Your vehicle will be moved to the nearest place free of charge.

Clamping

Your vehicle can be clamped if you have 20 or more unpaid parking tickets.

To remove the clamp you will need to pay the £40 release fee and the £30 parking ticket at the car pound.

Your vehicle may be moved to the pound if you don't pay to remove the clamp. You will need to pay £150 if your vehicle is removed.

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