Cashless parking

Cashless parking is available in Aberdeen City via RingGo.

RingGo is a quick, easy to use mobile phone service. You can use it to pay for your parking with a credit or debit card, rather than using cash at a machine. 

Register with RingGo

You can register with RingGo either by downloading the RingGo smartphone app free of charge from the relevant store or at RingGo Register.

When you register for the service you will be asked to provide:

  • The number plate, colour and make of your vehicle.
  • Your payment card details.

You can also register at the same time you want to park, using the RingGo app or by calling 01224 510 510.

Using RingGo

Once you have registered, RingGo recognises your mobile phone number and retrieves information you have given previously. This means that when you pay you only have to give:

  • The location code for where you are parked.
    Each area offering RingGo has its own four or five digit location number, which will be signposted. See all RingGo location codes
  • How long you want to park for. 
  • The 3 digit security code from your payment card.


There is no charge for registering with RingGo. 

In Aberdeen there is a 10p convenience charge for every transaction and 15p for optional texts.

If you call RingGo, you will be charged the standard rate agreed with your mobile phone operator. Such calls are often included free in mobile phone packages, so if you get free minutes, your call will usually be included in this.

If you use the RingGo “text to park” option, you will pay for the outgoing text message at your agreed operator rate. In Aberdeen, the optional parking session confirmation messages and reminder texts (alerting you when your session is about to run out), cost 15p each.

VAT receipts

If you need a VAT receipt for your RingGo parking session, you can view and print it online by logging into the RingGo website. If you give us your e-mail address, you can opt to receive a receipt automatically every time you park. Just login and add your email address into the Settings menu.

Extending your parking session

If you want to park for longer, contact RingGo again and the service will ask you:

  • How long you want to extend the parking session for.
  • The 3 digit security code from your payment card.

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