Parking and Freedom Camping Fines
What is an infringement notice
Council will issue you with an infringement notice if your vehicle (includes cars, trucks, motorbikes etc) is illegally parked or does not meet the legal requirements to be on the road, as defined in the Transport Act and Traffic Regulations.
For example, an Evidence of Vehicle Inspection (formerly a Warrant of Fitness) is not displayed, your registration has expired, your tyres are worn or damaged or your car has unauthorised licence plates.
The infringement notice issued will show:
- the details of your vehicle
- the date and time the ticket was issued
- where your car was parked at the time
- the alleged offence
- the fee payable
Please note: A summary of rights is printed on the reverse of the ticket and explains your rights and obligations.
You have 28 days to pay your fine. After this time, a reminder letter will be sent to the vehicle's owner and if the fine remains unpaid after a further 28 days, it will be passed on to the Court for collection. At this stage an additional cost of $30 is added to the original fine and this can increase to $100 if the fine remains unpaid 28 days after you are requested to pay by the Court.
Request a waiver
If the driver of the vehicle wishes to make an explanation or request a waiver of the infringement, this can be done online, within 28 days of receiving the infringement notice. If you wish to request a waiver, please click on the link below and complete the form
Extended payment options
Payment of the notice is requested by the due date to avoid Court action.
Where cases of financial hardship are established by you, provision may be made by you in writing to seek an extended payment option where the fine is $150.00 or more.
Where no written request is made for such option within two months from the date of issue of the parking infringement notice, the matter will proceed to Court.
Where a request is received within the prescribed two months, an extension of time will be given for payment but this will not exceed a total of 9 months from the date of issue of the parking infringement notice.
Parking infringement payments can be made online using:
- Credit Cards (which attracts a 1.22% fee)
- Debit Card
- Real Time Debit (Westpac and BNZ)
Please click on the link below.
To make things easy please have your infringement notice handy. You will need your infringement notice number and the registration number of the infringing vehicle that is shown on the notice. Be certain to enter your email address correctly.
Payments made after 10:30pm New Zealand time will be processed the following business day, so please allow plenty of time for processing your payment. If you leave things too late then your payment could be processed after the due date which may result in a late payment penalty.
Once the transaction is completed you will be given a reference number and a confirmation notification will be sent to your email for your records. Please note that a receipt will not be provided.
Please note: We're not in a position to accept credit card payments by phone.
If you wish to pay for an outstanding parking infringement using the internet, please bank into Account ANZ 010434 0180600 00.
Please include the notice/parking number of your ticket as the reference. This will ensure your payment is tracked.
You can confirm your payment has been received and the infringement cancelled by emailing email@example.com
Payment can be made in-person by paying by cash, EFTPOS or credit card at Council's customer services counter at our Barkes Corner head office or at any of Council's libraries and service centres at Katikati, Omokoroa, Te Puke or Waihi Beach. It's important to note that our bank charges a convenience fee of 1.22% per transaction for credit card transactions.