Municipal parking control

Description of the data collection

Statistics Finland collects number data on issued parking fine decisions, demands for payment, parking fines in recovery proceedings, uses of wheel clamps, and claims settlement decisions directed at transfer and storage costs (Act on transferring of vehicles (828/2008)) based on the Act on parking control (727/2011). Parking fine decisions issued by the police are separately recorded on the form. The data have been collected since 1974.

From whom are data collected?

The data are collected from the municipalities that have municipal parking control.

What are the data used for?

The data are published in the annual publication “Offences known to the police” under the section on municipal parking control. Parking errors are not registered as offences.

The data from the data collection are used in the following statistics:

Data processing

The obligation to provide data is based on the Statistics Act (280/2004). The data are used confidentially and only for statistical purposes. The data collected for statistical purposes are to be kept confidential by law.

How often are data collected?