Apply for a contractor parking permit

You are entitled to a contractor parking permit if you work in an eligible trade.

With a contractor parking permit, you can park in any on–street pay and display, permit and voucher bays in Aberdeen City, in all zones.

You cannot use contractor parking permits in any 45-minute zones or for parking on single or double yellow lines. The permit is not valid in any of Aberdeen City Council's pay and display car parks.

To apply for a permit please complete the online form. You will need to set up an online account so you can track your application.

Please allow at least 10 days for us to process your application and send out your permit. 


The cost of a contractor parking permit depends how long you need it for. Each permit costs: 

New charges in force from 1 April 2023

  • £66 for 1 month
  • £175.00 for 3 months
  • £351.00 for 6 months
  • £638.00 for 12 months

Eligible trades

Trades eligible for a contractor parking permit are:

  • Aerial installation
  • Bathroom fitting
  • Building
  • Carpentry
  • Carpet fitting
  • Electrical installation and gas maintenance
  • Insulation installation
  • Joinery
  • Kitchen fitting
  • Masonry
  • Painting
  • Painting and decorating
  • Plumbing
  • Roofing
  • Tiling
  • Window fitting

If your trade is not on this list, please specify it when you fill in the form and we will review your application.

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