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Resident parking

  • Service
  • Helsinki
  • Public service

A resident parking permit allows you to park in your residential area’s designated parking spaces for a set monthly fee. Owning a resident parking permit does not guarantee that a designated parking space will always be open to you, however. The permit costs €15 or €30 per month, depending on the area you live. Low-emission vehicles receive a 50 per cent discount on parking permit fees.

You can get a resident parking permit if you:

– live in a resident parking zone

– have a driving licence

– are listed as the owner or holder of a car, van, motorcycle or motorised quadricycle in Traficom’s vehicle register.

You can also secure a resident parking permit for a rental vehicle. The permit is valid for the duration of your rental agreement. The vehicle must be rented from a company that operates in the rental car industry in order to be eligible.

Do the following

A parking penalty fee must be paid at the latest on the due date. If a penalty fee has been issued or a vehicle has been clamped, you can contact the parking warden to file a claim for a revised decision. As a rule, the claim must be filed within 30 days of the date on which the decision was attached to a vehicle or the vehicle owner was otherwise notified of it.

Background information

The task of parking enforcement is to enforce compliance with the rules and regulations concerning stopping and parking cars and stationary idling. Parking in public areas is monitored by municipal parking inspectors and the police. A parking inspector may impose a parking penalty fee for a violation of these prohibitions and restrictions. The size of the fee varies by municipality. If you think you have been fined on false grounds, you can file a claim for a revised decision.

Parking enforcement may clamp your car if it has been wrongly parked for at least two days or your car has accumulated five unpaid parking penalty fees.

A municipal parking warden or inspector must have insignia and a uniform that indicate his or her task, as well as a badge of office that can be displayed if necessary. Private parking facilities with their own operating principles and rules also operate in large cities

Basic information

The service is provided byCity of Helsinki
Responsible for the serviceUrban Environment Division, City of Helsinki
Area Helsinki
Available languagesFinnish, Swedish, English
Text edited by: Urban Environment Division, City of Helsinki
Updated: 24/5/2022