You must obey all parking signs.
Examples of parking signs
Any parking sign that has a red border around the outside means that you can’t stop there at any time, unless other times are shown.
Here are some examples of parking signs and what they mean.
You must not stop here between the times shown on the sign. If you do, your vehicle will be towed away. You'll have to pay the tow fee to get your vehicle back.
You must not stop for the distance shown on the sign.
You can't stop here at any time
You can stop after you pass this sign
You can’t stop between 8am and 6pm in the direction shown by the arrow
You may not stop here at any time. Only buses can stop here
All other parking signs apply between 8am and 6pm, other than public holidays, unless other times are shown.
The number under the P shows how many minutes you can park for
Only EVs can park here and for no more than 120 minutes
A coupon must be displayed in the window of the vehicle if you park here
Only motorcycles can park here
Any vehicle can stop here to unload goods or people, but the vehicle must not be left unattended for more than 5 minutes
Only goods vehicles can stop here to unload goods or people, but the vehicle must not be left unattended for more than 5 minutes
Parking for people with disabilities
Parking areas with the sign shown below are set aside to give mobility parking permit holders easy access to places such as supermarkets, libraries and community centres.
To park here vehicles must display a mobility parking permit on their front window. Otherwise, they may be fined or have their vehicle towed away.
For information on how to get a permit, and the special parking conditions that go with it, contact CCS Disability Action on 0800 227 2255 or go to ccsdisabilityaction.org.nz(external link)
Only vehicles displaying a mobility parking permit can park here
Mobility parking permit