Resident Parking

The Council issues residents' parking permits - and exemption permits for coupon parking areas - as part of its transport strategy for managing traffic and parking in the city.

Residents' parking sign.

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 traffic wardens.

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

Phone: 0800 108809
Website: Transaction Centre - NZ Transport Agency

Submit your application

To submit your application for a parking permit, see the contact details below.

Note:

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).

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Wellington Parking and Infringement Services

Phone (04) 910 3444
Fax (04) 910 3440
Postal Address Wellington Parking and Infringement Services
PO Box 24 344
Manners Street
Wellington 6142
Street Address Wellington Parking and Infringement Services
Ground Floor
40 Taranaki Street
Wellington
Hours
Monday – Friday 8.30am – 5pm

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.

Coupon Parking