Payment methods and parking fine
Magee payment device
Parking can be paid with Magee payment devices. Read more (in Finnish) >>
Automated ticket machines
In ticket machines you can pay parking by credit card or debit card and Contactless payment. There are still few ticket machines what accept coins. The combination card payments will be charged by credit card. The new ticket machines can also find information on where the nearest coin-operated ticket machines can be found. If you do not have credit or debit card, you can purchase PrePaid credit card eg. from your own bank or R-kiosk. You can pay also via Apple Pay or Google Pay.
When you park illegally, you can be fined 60-80 euros. A parking fine must be paid within 30 days from its date of issue. If the payment is not made within the set payment period, the payment must be increased by the amount of € 14 (Section 17 of the Parking Control Act). The payment is distrainable without a separate decision.
The driver, owner or authorised possessor of the vehicle, who feels that the parking fine is unjustified, is entitled to make an appeal to the traffic warden within 30 days from the service (Section 15 of the Parking Control Act).
Contesting a parking fine
If you think that you have been fined unjustifiably, you can contest the fine.
- The fine must be contested within 30 days.
- The fine does not have to be paid while the request is being processed.
- The process may take several months.
— NOTE! Any appendices relating to the state of health or financial situation that may be annexed to the rectification claim will be deleted after processing the claim for parking fine.
- Contesting a parking fine online
Contesting a parking fine by other means than online form
A request to rectify an unjustified fine should be made in writing. The request should include
- your name and address
- the vehicle licence number
- fine number.
The request should include all documents referred to in the request. By including your bank account information, you speed up the possible repayment of the fine. A request for rectification can be submitted to the Urban Environment Division's customer service by mail, by e-mail to pysakointi(a)hel.fi by fax or in person.
An illegally parked vehicle may be clamped after 48 hours since the parking fine was ordered. A vehicle may be clamped also due to 5 or more unpaid and non-appealable parking fines. More in Finnish...