Cashless payment parking meters may be introduced in the local area.
The council is examining options for parking in Perth & Kinross and it has been confirmed moving towards the system is one option being considered.
Scottish Conservative councillor Angus Forbes, convener of Perth and Kinross Council’s environment and infrastructure committee, stressed the local authority would not be rolling out contactless parking meters “overnight” but he believed it was inevitable due to the pace of modern technology.
He said: “Contactless parking machines are already in use in other cities in Scotland and the UK.
“Given the increasing shift towards cashless payment methods in daily life, it would not be unreasonable for us as a council to very carefully consider them as a future aspiration, weighing the potential cost implications against the benefits of their use.”
Murdo Fraser, Scottish Conservative MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, backed the proposal, saying the move was “something motorists have been crying out for” in Perth and Kinross.
“Scrabbling around to find spare change can put people off parking and contactless parking can consign this to history,” he said.
Pete Wishart, SNP MP for Perth and North Perthshire, said he would welcome any plans that made parking easier.