There are plenty of car parking options in the City, including car park buildings and spaces and metered car park spaces.
If you receive a parking ticket you have 28 days to pay or to submit a written explanation to the Council. The reverse side of the ticket lists your rights of appeal.
If you own a vehicle you are liable for any tickets it may receive, even if you were not driving the vehicle when the tickets were issued. If you own a vehicle and have a ticket sent to you but you were not the driver at the time of the offence and you choose to transfer liability for this offence, you must complete a Statutory Declaration (see below for downloadable form - or contact the Customer Service team on 211 1777).
If you park, or even stop, in a restricted area, you can be issued with a ticket. Restricted areas can include broken yellow lines, bus stops and pedestrian crossings. Council’s compliance staff also issue tickets to vehicles failing to display current warrants of fitness and licence labels.
If you park on an access parking space or disabled parking space without a permit, you will be issued with an infringement ticket. If you park at a metered space you can only stay for the time limit stated on the meter and then you must move on.
Council compliance staff regularly patrol outside city schools, monitoring driver behaviour to ensure the safety of our school children.
1. Ratepayers who have reached the age of 80 and still have a current driving licence receive free parking permits. A permit allows the holder to park at on-street meters for free, for the time stated on the meter.
2. If you receive a parking ticket and it remains unpaid, it is lodged with the Ministry of Justice and a further court cost is added to the infringement fee. If the fee remains unpaid and the Court is required to take action a further Court cost is added to the fee. In the case of an unpaid $12 ticket, the fee can escalate to $142.
Invercargill Airport parking
The cost of parking at the airport starts at $3 for up to three hours.