Municipality of Zoetermeer has announced that from March 1, 2024, it will check parking violations in the paid parking area with a scanning car. This will be implemented by P1.

Where does the scanning car drive?

The scan car checks in the paid parking areas, areas for permit holders and blue zones of the municipality of Zoetermeer.

How does scanning car parking control work?

A scanning car takes pictures of the license plates of parked cars and checks with the National Parking Registry to see if parking fees have been paid for these license plates.

What does this mean for permit holders?

Permit and waiver holders are registered in the P1 system and do not need to do anything more.

What does this mean for disabled parking permit (GPK) holders?

You can continue to park in all parking spaces with the disabled parking permit. This includes non-disabled parking spaces. Your disabled parking card remains valid. Always place it visibly behind your windshield. The scan car knows where the disabled parking spaces are and takes this into account when checking. If the scan car scans a vehicle for which no parking fee has been paid, enforcement checks whether there is a disabled parking ticket behind the windshield. If this is the case, no fine is sent.

I am a holder of a disabled parking permit. Can I register my GPK and license plate number?

Yes, you may. This makes it easier to check, but you are not required to register your GPK and license plate number. You can do this online at zoetermeer.webshop.parkeer.nl(external link).

Does it cost money to register?

No, registering your GPK and license plate is free.

Not quite getting there?

Do you need help registering your GPK and your license plate? If so, you can make an appointment at the Zoetermeer Parking Service Office, by calling 079-342 9048. Please bring your GPK and a valid ID with you during this appointment.

What happens to my data?

The driving of the scanning car is subject to strict privacy conditions. These must comply with current European rules. Your privacy is thus guaranteed. The digital parking control meets the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (AVG). Scanned license plates are stored encrypted and never kept longer than necessary for the purpose for which they were scanned. In the case of a fine, the photo is retained for 13 weeks in order to process any appeal. After that, the data will be removed from the system.

How often does the scanning car pass through a street?

The scanning car runs several times a day in the paid parking area and blue zones and in the spots for permit holders.

How do you know if you have been fined?

You will receive a parking fine from CJIB by mail. So no more fine is placed under the windshield.

Who can I turn to with questions?

You can contact P1's Parking Service Office with all your questions. Contact them at 079-342 9048 or email parkeerservicezoetermeer@p1.nl. You can also contact the Parking Service Office if you need help registering the GPK.