Pay and Display

On this page you will find information on the following:

Scale of charges

Free parking period

If you intend to park for a short period of time, within the 'free' period you still need to obtain a ticket from the machine.
The length of the free period varies across Aberdeenshire, see below for time periods for each town.  

There is no return, for an additional free period within 2 hours.

  • Banchory - 45 minutes
  • Banff - 1 hour
  • Ellon - 30 minutes
  • Fraserburgh - 1 hour
  • Huntly - no free period (0 to 1 hour costs £0.60)
  • Inverurie - 30 minutes
  • Oldmeldrum - 2 hours
  • Peterhead - 1 hour
  • Stonehaven - 30 minutes
  • Turriff - 2 hours

Paid parking periods

  • 0 to 2 hours - £1.20
  • 2 to 3 hours - £2.00
  • 3 to 10 hours - £5.00

The above charges do not apply to country parks.   

How to use payment meters or cashless parking

Whether you are parking for a free period or if you intend to park your vehicle beyond the free period, you will always need to input your vehicle registration into the payment meter before obtaining a ticket.

Free parking ticket

To obtain a free parking ticket: 

  1. enter your registration details on the keypad on the machine
  2. press green button for ticket
  3. display ticket on vehicle

Paying with coins

To obtain a parking ticket using coins:

  1. enter your registration details on the keypad on the machine
  2. insert the correct money for the tariff you require
  3. press green button for ticket
  4. display ticket on vehicle

Paying by card

To obtain a parking ticket with a payment card:

  1. enter your registration details on the keypad on the machine
  2. insert your payment card into the chip and pin terminal
  3. press the yellow button until the display shows your chosen tariff
  4. follow on screen instructions for PIN
  5. press green button for ticket
  6. display ticket on vehicle

Cashless parking 

Cashless parking lets you pay for your parking without using a machine. This service is offered by RingGo. 

Visit our cashless parking page to find out how to register with RingGo and pay for parking using a mobile device or PC.

Exemption for disabled drivers

A disabled person's vehicle, displaying a valid Blue Badge, will be exempt from payment of any parking charge. 

Faulty payment meters

To report a faulty payment meter please:

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