Parking control

Parking Control oversees adherence to the prohibitions and restrictions regarding the stopping, halting and parking of vehicles and the rules and regulations on the use of parking discs. The purpose of Parking Control is to guarantee parking opportunities for motorists doing their business in the city and to promote traffic safety and flow.


Observing traffic regulations and signs is always the motorist’s responsibility. Traffic wardens provide guidance and give advice regarding parking on request.

Parking Tickets

Parking tickets are given for breaking the prohibitions and restrictions regarding the stopping, halting and parking of vehicles and the rules and regulations on the use of parking discs. Parking tickets may also be given for breaking the prohibitions and restrictions regarding the needless idling of motorised vehicles.

Since 16 April 2012, the standard parking ticket in Espoo has been € 60. Parking tickets must be paid within 30 days of the date of issue. If a ticket is not paid by its due date, the amount of the fine will be increased by € 14.

Demand for rectification of a parking ticket

Those who are unsatisfied with a parking ticket can file a demand for rectification to Parking Control in writing.The demand for rectification must be submitted within 30 days of the date of issue of the parking ticket. If a demand for rectification is filed after the due date, it may be disregarded. An electoronic Demand for rectification.

A demand for rectification must include the appellant’s name and address as well as the reference number of the traffic violation. It is also advisable to include the vehicle’s registration number and an account number for a possible refund. The demand for rectification may mention all the grounds on which the appellant deems the ticket groundless. Demands for rectification may be free-form or composed using the form that can be found via the link below (unfortunately the form is only available in Finnish or Swedish). Demands for rectification can be submitted to the Public Works Departement by post, in person or with the online form available at the link below. The decision comes in Finnish or Swedish.