More than 6,000 parking tickets, or penalty charge notices were issued in Argyll and Bute during 2018, bringing in a total of £191,031.
The crowdfunding page at crowdfunder.co.uk/island-parking-tax-fighting-fund will give all pledges made by July 29 at 1.12pm to the appeal.
Andrew Spence told councillors: ‘You are not making it easy for our visitors’
The petition calls on parliament to island proof transport infrastructure by banning councils from charging people to park at island lifeline ferry ports such as Fionnphort.
The record number of signatures were made on day one of a Scottish Parliament petition calling for an end to Argyll and Bute Council’s plan to impose a so-called ‘parking tax’ around lifeline ferry services.