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This page contains information about why and when parking tickets are issued and how to pay a parking fine.
Updated: 23/12/2013 8:51 a.m.

Payment of fines

Payment of parking fines or infringements can be made online using our secure online payments area.

For details of other payment methods, follow the link below.

Paying Your Bills

WOF and registration infringements 

Like most other territorial local authorities, Council has decided, for road safety reasons, to issue infringements for vehicle WOF or registrations that are not up to date.

If you have received an infringement notice for either of these reasons, read our news story which contains answers to commonly asked questions about WOF or registration infringements.

Our parking contractor began issuing infringement notices on 1 July 2013. 

Parking infringements 

Parking tickets are issued when:

  • a vehicle parks in a restricted parking area
  • a vehicle parks for longer than the maximum authorised time in a paid parking area
  • a parking ticket isn't purchased in an area where one is required
  • a vehicle does not display a current Warrant of Fitness (WOF) sticker
  • a vehicle does not display a current registration sticker. 

'Pay and Display' parking is commonplace in central Whangarei and parking signs show the time restriction where it applies. You have five minutes to obtain a pay and display receipt before your vehicle is considered to be parked.

For details about the location of car parks and restricted parking areas in Whangarei, select from the links below.

Car Parks Parking Restrictions

Faulty ticket dispensers

If a ticket dispenser fails to print a display ticket, please contact us to log the fault. We will give you a reference number to quote if you should receive a parking ticket.

If you do receive a parking ticket, please write to us and include:

  • the date and time you tried the ticket dispenser
  • the date and time you reported the fault to us
  • the reference number you were given
  • the ticket dispenser number
  • the infringement notice number.

Understanding your 'Pay and Display' ticket

Your ticket gives you the following information:

  • name of the street or the carpark and the dispenser the ticket was purchased from
  • the time period the parking is paid for
  • the day and time the ticket is purchased
  • the fee that has been paid into the ticket dispenser.

Parking overstaying fees

The fees for overstaying the display ticket expiry time has are charged incrementally.

  • $10 - not more than 30 minutes
  • $14 - more than 30 minutes but less than an hour
  • $20 - more than one hour but less than two hours
  • $30 - more than two hours but less than four hours
  • $34 - more than four hours but less than six hours
  • $57 - more than six hours.

Understanding your parking ticket

Your ticket gives you the following information:

  • the ticket details; number, day, date and time issued
  • your vehicle details; registration, type and make
  • the street and location where the vehicle was parked
  • the start and end time of the offence, noted by the parking officer
  • the type of restriction
  • the offence committed. 

Contact us

Council offices - locations and hours of opening.


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