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Last reviewed: Mon, 12 Sep 2011

Paying a ticket

Parking tickets are issued when there has been a parking infringement resulting in a parking fine.

Paying your fine into our bank account or online

Use the following details:

Bank: Bank of New Zealand
Account number: 02 0800 0044765 00
Account name: Christchurch City Council
Reference: Vehicle registration number and ticket number

Note: If you cannot put both of the reference numbers in the relevant field please send an email to outlining the tickets that you are making payment for.

How to pay your parking fine

Parking fines can be paid:

  • In person at the Council Service Centres or at the Civic Offices in Hereford Street.
  • By telephone using a credit card on, phone (03) 941 8999 . This service is available between 8am-5pm, Monday–Friday.
  • By posting a cheque to PO Box 73013, Christchurch 8154.
  • By making a payment directly into the Council's bank account.
  • Online using Internet banking.

Can I make a part payment on my ticket?

At present legal constraints do not allow us to do this. 

Once the ticket has been lodged with the Courts you may be able to make part payment, however you will need to contact them directly as this will be at their discretion.

You can make full payment by credit card at service centres or at the Civic Offices in Hereford Street or by phone on (03) 941 8999 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday excluding public holidays.

Infringement Fees

Parking meters or designated parking areas

For excess parking of:

  • Under 30 minutes - $12
  • 30 minutes to 1 hour - $15
  • 1 hour to 2 hours - $21
  • 2 hours to 4 hours - $30
  • 4 hours to 6 hours - $42
  • More than 6 hours - $57

Pay and Display

If you fail to exhibit the receipt on the dashboard of your vehicle, the infringement fee for this offence is $40.00

Receipts to cover the period of time for which you are parked, can be obtained at any Pay and Display dispensing machine.


Authorising Unit: Inspections and Enforcement

Last reviewed: Monday, 12 September 2011

Next review: Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Keywords: fines, parking tickets