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How resident parking permits work

A resident parking permit lets you park in your neighbourhood outside most time restrictions for up to a year. You can park wherever you see the words ‘Authorised Vehicles Exempt’ on street signs. 



A blue sign with text on it which informs people when, and for how long, parking is allowed in this area. It then says 'Authorised Vehicles Exempt' meaning they can park outside the restricted time. It then says 'Begins' to let people know this is the start of the area.

Cost and eligibility

If you live in a resident parking zone, you can apply for a permit for each vehicle registered to your address. Each resident parking zone has an annual set date for when parking permits need to be renewed. You will need to re-apply every year.

Note: Applications are open until the cap for the zone has been reached.

Each permit application costs $70 per vehicle (this is a flat admin fee) regardless of when you apply.

It is most cost effective to apply for a permit on or soon after the renewal date. If that date is soon, you may prefer to use free resident parking coupons in the meantime.

Apply for a resident parking permit (6 steps)

Before applying you will need:

Note: If you are applying for several vehicles, you need to complete an application for each one.

An AT Park account

To apply for a permit you need an AT Park account, which you set up through MyAT, see step 2. 

Proof of address

You will need to upload a digital version of a document to prove you live at your property. It must include your full name, address, date of issue and be a JPG, PDF or doc file no bigger than 2MB.

We accept:

  • a full power, internet or other utility bill, dated within the last 2 months
  • a letter from a power or internet provider stating that you have signed up with them (if you moved in less than 2 months ago)
  • a current fixed-term tenancy agreement signed by you and your landlord
  • a letter from a landlord or head tenant stating that you live at the address (Along with the Landlord/ Head Tenants recent proof of address document)
  • an electoral roll letter less than 3 months old.

We can’t accept:

  • water or rates bills
  • bank statements or documents
  • property documents, such as title papers or sales and purchase agreements.

A vehicle registered to your address with Waka Kotahi NZTA

Your vehicle must be registered to your property with Waka Kotahi New Zealand Transport Association (NZTA).

To update the registered address of your vehicle you can:

You don’t need to change the ownership or mailing address of the vehicle.

A letter of permission if the vehicle is not under your name

If your vehicle is not registered under your name you need a letter of permission from the owner.

If your vehicle is registered to your employer you need to provide proof of employment, such as a letter from your human resources department or manager stating that the vehicle is being kept at your address.

Attach these letters as a supporting document to your application.

To read the terms and conditions

You will need to confirm you have read the terms and conditions.

Set up an AT Park account

Log in to MyAT or create a MyAT account if you don't have one already.

1. Click on ‘AT Park’

2. Click on ‘Parking permits’

3. Click the button to register for AT Park

4. Complete the AT Park registration form

You will need a credit or debit card. Payments will only be taken from your card when your permit is granted.

Log in to your AT Park account

Access your AT Park account through MyAT.

You can save your application at any time and log in later to finish it.

Select your permit type

From the left-hand menu, choose one of:

  • Business
  • Resident
  • Schools and community groups
  • Legacy

From the drop down menu, select the parking permit option for your zone.

Complete the application form

You will need to enter credit or debit card details. Payment is only taken from your card if your application is successful.

After you’ve submitted your application

If you apply on or after the renewal date for your zone, the application process takes up to 10 working days. It may take longer if your application is incomplete and we need more information. 

There are 2 steps in the process.

  • Approved - Your application is 'approved' when we have the information we need but the payment has not yet gone through.
  • Granted - When payment has gone through we will email you to say your permit has been granted.

Note: Your parking permit is not valid until you receive a confirmation email.

When you can start using your permit

You can use your parking permit once you’ve received an email saying it is granted. Permits are digital - you don’t need to display anything in your car.

Until your permit is granted you must follow parking rules or you may get a fine. 

How we check permits

Parking officers use licence plate recognition technology to check if a vehicle is allowed to park in your zone.

If you get a new car or move house

If you buy a new vehicle we may be able to transfer your existing permit.

If you move to a new address in the same zone, you can use the same permit but you need to inform us of your new address. 

If you move to a new address in a different zone that has resident parking, you'll need a new permit. 

Legacy permits

Legacy permits are used by residents in a few selected streets in central Auckland and Devonport. These will be gradually phased out.

A property with no off-street parking can apply for up to 2 permits. Multi-unit buildings are limited to one permit.

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