Resident parking and permits

If you live in an area with resident parking, you can apply for a permit to park in resident parking or coupon parking spaces.

How resident parking works

Resident parking areas allow people who live in busy streets to park near their homes. To park in a resident parking area, you need a permit.

A resident parking permit allows you to park in either resident or coupon parking spaces in your area.

A coupon parking exemption permit allows you to park in coupon parking spaces in your area – you can't park in resident parking spaces.

There is resident parking in:

  • Clifton
  • Kelburn
  • Kilbirnie
  • Miramar South
  • Mt Victoria
  • Mt Cook
  • Newtown
  • Te Aro
  • Thorndon.

Resident and coupon parking spaces are clearly signposted and our parking officers monitor them to make sure they are only used by permit holders. Having a permit does not guarantee you a parking space.

Find out if you can apply

To be eligible for a resident parking or coupon parking exemption permit, the main residence you live in must be within a resident parking area.

*Note for Kelburn residents: Only Central Terrace residents can use their resident permit on Central Terrace, where a Special Street Scheme operates.

How many permits you can apply for

Eligible residents can apply for a maximum of:

  • two permits per household, or
  • one permit per household in a multi-unit dwelling (three or more units at one address)

Note: Miramar South residents can apply for one parking exemption permit per housing unit

Next steps:

Applying for a resident parking zone permit

Applying for a coupon parking exemption permit

Need help?

You can phone our Contact Centre any time on 04 499 4444 or email