A resident's parking permit can make it easier for residents to park outside their own property.

It is not the Council's responsibility to provide on-street parking where the amount of off-street parking is insufficient for the number of vehicles at a property. However where we are able, if there are no on-street parking restrictions on the road outside your property, and the street is usually parked out, we will consider installing a resident's parking area outside your frontage if:

  • There is no off-street parking at all on your property and
  • There is no space on the property that could be converted to off-street parking and
  • There is no private parking within a reasonable distance that could be used.

If there are parking restrictions outside or in the vicinity of your property and you meet all three points above, you may apply for a resident's parking permit to display in your vehicle that will enable you to park in the street without having to comply with those parking restrictions.  This does not apply to parking meter areas.

The Council will determine whether a permit and/or a reserved parking area will be issued.

To apply for a NEW residents parking area to be installed that is NOT already on the permit list, or for a permit to allow you to park on your street outside of current restrictions, you will need to complete an application form containing the following:

  • ideally the property owner
  • your name
  • the address of the property
  • a copy of a rental agreement, rate demand, or similar official type of document confirming that you live at that address.
  • a copy of the registration details of your vehicle.

You cannot get a permanent park for a business!

To apply, please write to the below address and the Parking Coordinator will investigate this for you. 

Parking Coordinator - Customer Service Support Parking Operations Transport and City Streets
Civic Offices 4th Floor
PO Box 73014
Christchurch 8154.

The cost and annual renewal fee is $54.00 (non-transferable and non-refundable).

If you are a permit holder, you will be sent a letter when it is time to renew your permit around the end of June of each year. Details on how to obtain this permit are in the letter.

To report a non-authorized vehicle parked on a residents parking area, please call the Customer Service Centre, (03) 941 8999.