Parking Tickets

If you are reading this, chances are you've received a parking ticket. Find out how to pay for your ticket, or to write an explanation if you believe you shouldn't have to pay. 

Pay for your parking ticket

If you pay your parking ticket promptly it may result in a discount. 

You can pay your parking ticket in a number of ways:

  • Online by credit card and internet banking
  • In person at Hastings District Council, 207 Lyndon Street East, Hastings. We're open 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Only the full amount can be paid, with the option of EFTPOS or cash. There are no installment options.
  • By post. Send the parking ticket amount along with your ticket, to:

    Hastings District Council
    Private Bag 9002
    Hastings, 4156

Unpaid tickets

If your parking ticket is not paid within 28 days of the ticket being issued, the registered owner of the vehicle will receive a reminder notice in the post.

If the fine is not paid within 28 days of the reminder being issued, it will be lodged with the court. The fine, plus an administration cost, will then need to be paid to the court (not to Council).

Appeal your parking ticket

If you wish to appeal your parking ticket online, please click the button below:

online parking explanation

or if you would prefer to print a hard copy please click the link below:

 Infringement Explanation 131 KB 

When reviewing your explanation, our Parking Team will take into consideration the law and general consistency of decisions.

Grounds for appeal

See some of the reasons for appealing your parking ticket and the information we need in each case.

Exempt vehicles from registration and licensing

Some vehicles are exempt from being registered or warranted. If you have been ticketed by Hastings District Council for not having a registration or warrant of fitness, but you are exempt, please let us know when completing our Infringement Parking Explanation form above.

Driver / owner responsibility

Drivers are responsible for any fines they incur, whether they are driving their own car or someone else’s. If you receive a ticket for a traffic offence someone else committed while using your car, the ticket can be redirected to them if you provide - in writing - the name and address of the driver, and the number on the parking ticket.

Sold vehicles

If you have sold a vehicle and receive a parking ticket incurred by the new owner, you need to let the Council know the name, address and date of birth of the person or business you sold the vehicle to, so the ticket can be redirected to them. Find out more about your legal obligations when buying and selling a car

Stolen vehicles

If you receive a ticket for an infringement that happened when your vehicle was reported stolen, you need to give details of the theft - in writing - and attach a copy of the police report of the incident. 

 

If you are have an exempt class vehicle, find out more about the rules around the use of these vehicles

Fines

See parking infringement fees

Contact

For more information please contact our Parking Team by emailing council@hdc.govt.nz or phone +64 6 871 5000.