How loading zones work
Loading zones are short-term parking spaces that allow businesses to load or unload goods.
We issue loading zone permits so that small business operators can service their business or customers without having to purchase a goods vehicle. It also prevents motorists who are not involved in a goods service from parking in a loading zone.
Who can apply for a loading zone
Businesses that use goods vehicles don't need a permit. Goods vehicles are those designed especially for the purpose of trade, such as vans (without back seats), flat-deck trucks and utility vehicles.
Businesses that use any other kind of vehicle to load or unload goods need a permit to use a loading zone.
How to apply or renew a permit
1. Complete the form
Loading Zone Permit Application Form (185KB PDF)
2. Explain why you need a permit
As part of your application, you or the business's manager need to provide a letter stating why the business needs a loading zone permit.
3. Submit and pay for your application
The annual fee for a loading zone permit is $60.50. You need to pay the fee when you submit your application.
You can submit your application and pay the fee at our Service Centre between 8am and 5pm, Monday to Friday. You don't need an appointment.
Enclose a cheque or fill in the credit card authorisation on the back of the application form.
Wellington City Council
PO Box 2199
You can phone our Contact Centre any time on 04 499 4444 or email firstname.lastname@example.org