Apply for a resident parking permit
Find out how to apply for a resident parking permit in Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland, if you're eligible, the documents you need, the timeframe and cost.
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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.
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.
- 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
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
Select your permit type
From the left-hand menu, choose one of:
- Schools and community groups
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 are used by residents in a few select streets in Central Auckland and Devonport. They give residents a designated parking space and 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.