Aberdeen City Council had the third highest parking surplus in Scotland in 2015/16.
The local authority managed to accumulate a total of £4.9 million last year making it the third highest in the country.
The figures were up on the period previous when the amount was £4.5m.
Data analysed for the RAC Foundation shows Scotland’s 32 councils had a combined income of charges and penalties from on and off-street parking of £79.3m.
During 2015/16, Edinburgh had the largest surplus at £19.4m, which increased from £17.4m the previous year.
It was followed by Glasgow at £12.6m, an increase on £11.4m the year before.
RAC Foundation director Steve Gooding said: “Providing and managing the space for us to park our cars is not a cost-free activity for councils but controlling those costs is clearly important.”