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Parking TicketsNgā whaina whakatū waka

If you are reading this, chances are you have received a parking ticket. On this page you will find out how to pay for your ticket, and the process for writing explanation if you believe you should not have to pay.

Pay your parking ticket

If you pay your parking ticket promptly it may result in a discount (if noted on the ticket). 

  • 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 administration costs, will then need to be paid directly to the Court (not to Council).

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

  • On-line
  • In person at Central Hawke's Bay District Council's main office in Ruataniwha Street, Waipawa. Only the full amount can be paid using EFTPOS or cash. There are no instalment options.
  • By post; send a cheque for the parking ticket amount along with your ticket to: Central Hawke's Bay District Council, P O Box 127 Waipawa 4240.


Appealing your parking ticket

If you wish to appeal your parking ticket, please complete the on-line parking explanation form using the link, or visit the Council's main office in Ruataniwha Street, Waipawa.

Grounds for appeal

Some examples of possible grounds for appeal are:

  • Exempt vehicles from registration and licensing

Some vehicles are exempt from being registered or warranted. If you have been ticketed by Council for not having a registration or warrant of fitness and the vehicle concerned is exempt, please let us know when completing the on-line parking explanation form. Find out more about the rules around the use of these vehicles.

  • 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 the name and address of the driver, and the parking ticket number on the on-line parking explanation form.

  • Sold vehicles

If you have sold a vehicle and receive a parking ticket incurred by the new owner, advise Council of the name, address and date of birth of the vehicle purchaser, using the on-line parking explanation form, 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 received during a time when your vehicle was reported stolen, you need to give details of the theft using the on-line parking explanation form and attach a copy of the police report of the incident.


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