Your data: parking permits

How we use your information

Aberdeen City Council collects your personal information to process your application for a parking permit, renewal or changes, and to manage our contact with you. We will monitor use of the permit, including enforcing the terms and conditions.

We may use your information to verify your identity. If you choose to give your email address, we may use this to contact you with a reminder to renew your parking permit. If you do not wish to receive this reminder, you do not need to provide an email address

The Council is obliged to participate in the National Fraud Initiative in Scotland and in terms of this passes information to Audit Scotland for data matching to detect fraud or possible fraud. You can find details of this exercise on Audit Scotland’s website.

How long we keep your information for

We will keep your information for as long as you have the permit. If you do not choose to renew your permit, we will keep your information for five years from the permit’s expiry.

Your rights

You’ve got legal rights about the way the Council handles and uses your data, which include the right to ask for a copy of it, and to ask us to stop doing something with your data. Please email the Council’s Data Protection Officer on or write to:
Business Hub 6
Level 1 South
Marischal College
AB10 1AB

See more information about all of the rights you have. You also have the right to make a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office. They are the body responsible for making sure organisations like the Council handle your data lawfully.

Our legal basis

Whenever the Council processes personal data we need to make sure we have a basis for doing so in data protection law.  We understand our basis in data protection law to be Article 6(1)(e) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We undertake this activity as part of our public task as a local authority to provide permit parking places under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984.

The Council has a legal obligation under Part 2A of the Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Act 2000, to provide Audit Scotland with data to carry out data matching exercises for the purpose of assisting in the prevention and detection of fraud.

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