Check the parking eligibility map for your area and find out about your resident permit options.
Parking eligibility maps
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Residents' parking permits
A residents' parking permit allows you to park in coupon parking zones as well as parking spaces marked 'residents parking' within your suburb.
Residents' parking spaces are clearly signposted, and monitored by parking officers.
You may only apply for a residents' parking permit if your main place of residence is within a residents' parking area. Having a permit does not guarantee you a parking space.
How to apply
A residents' parking permit costs $115 per year (non-refundable). You can get one for a shorter period at a reduced cost.
To apply, complete this form:
Residents' Parking Permit Application (64KB PDF)
Checklist of what to include with your application:
- If you are a tenant, we'll need a copy of your tenancy agreement (your name must be on the agreement) or a letter from your landlord.
- If you don't own the vehicle, include a letter from the owner authorising you to use it.
- If your vehicle is not registered to the same address as on your application form, you can change your address by contacting one of these agencies:
Change Address - NZ Post
Motor Vehicle Contact Centre
Submit your application
To submit your application for a parking permit, see the contact details below.
A temporary permit can be issued immediately if you apply in person at the Wellington City Council Service Centre, If you send in your form and fee by mail, you will not get a temporary permit. You will have to wait until your permanent permit sticker arrives by post (3 working days).
Transfer your permit time
Permits are issued to specific vehicles. If you buy a new vehicle, you will also need a new permit. Any remaining time on the permit from your old vehicle will be loaded onto your new permit.
Coupon exemption permit
If your main residence is in a coupon parking zone, you can apply for a permit that allows you to park in your zone without displaying a coupon. See Coupon Parking for more information.