Safety protocols and closures are in place for Council facilities. Due to Covid-19 social distancing rules, the extraordinary Council meeting (Three Waters) on Monday 27 September will be closed to the public. Instead the meeting will be livestreamed on our Council Facebook page: facebook.com/WhangareiDCFind out more about our safety protocols:
If you wish to appeal a parking ticket, please submit a Parking Explanation form with supporting evidence.
Favourable consideration is given to the following:
Download the Parking Explanation form, complete it and send it to us.
Parking explanation form(PDF, 28KB)
Reasons when a review will not be granted include:
We take several factors into consideration, including:
We also look at supporting documents such as photographs, witness statements and delivery documents.
After considering all available information, we make a decision to either cancel or proceed with the infringement notice.
A response letter or email will be sent to you.
The review process can take up to fifteen working days. During this time, please do not pay the infringement fee. We will advise whether the infringement has been withdrawn or if it must be paid.
Contact us if you have had no response from us after fifteen working days.
Infringement notices can be lodged at Court for two reasons:
If the infringement notice was lodged at Court as it was unpaid, it has already had an extra $30 lodgement fee added.
A further $100 will be added if payment is not made within 28 days and the Court takes enforcement action.
If you believe the fine was paid before it lodged at Court, contact us as soon as possible. You will need to provide proof of payment.
You may be entitled to apply for the infringement notice to be removed from the Court and re-issued by Council, which will let you make payment without extra costs or send us an explanation for us to consider.
Applications are only considered for limited reasons, which are outlined in the Summary Proceeding Act 1957, Section 78B.
Some of these reasons are:
You will need to contact the Ministry of Justice to request a Form 57.
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