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Residential parking schemes Residential parking schemes

When Auckland Transport (AT) was established, we inherited the former Auckland City Council's inner city residential parking schemes. We continue to honour these schemes and they will remain in existence until new residential parking schemes are proposed.


The information on this page is for the areas listed below. For other areas, see resident parking permits.

Auckland Central 

Streets in the scheme

Emily Place, Federal Street, Parliament Street.


Streets in the scheme

Crescent Road, Dunkerron Avenue, Emerald Street, Gardner Road.


Streets in the scheme

Carlton Gore Road, Maungawhau Road, Sarawia Street.

Parnell parking scheme

Streets in the scheme

Bradford Street, Brighton Road, Cracoft Street, Gibraltor Crescent (Ngahere Terrace), Ruskin Street, Scarborough Terrace, Windsor Street, York Street.

Parking scheme features

  • If you live or operate a home-based business in one of the streets a scheme and your residence meets the eligibility criteria outlined in our policy document, you can apply for a permit that gives exemption from parking restrictions.
  • Permit only applies to the street it is issued for.
  • Resident parking scheme permits are valid for 1 year from the time the application is granted, and must be renewed annually.

There are 2 types of permits:

  1. Residents exempt - allows a permit-holder to park in designated time-restricted or pay and display parking areas without the need to comply with the restriction or pay for the time. A permit only applies to certain areas of the street it is issued for.
  2. Residents only - allocates a section of road for the exclusive use of permit-holders (this scheme is being phased out and we are no longer issuing new permits).

Parking policy

Please read the policy document before applying for a permit.

Download the legacy Auckland City Council Residential Parking Policy (PDF 104KB).

Permit fee

The permits fee is $70 per year, per vehicle.

Resident parking scheme permits are valid for 1 year from the time the application is granted, and must be renewed annually. 

How to apply

To apply for a residential parking scheme permit, complete the online application form.

Documentation required

  • Proof of residence is required for all permit applications.
  • All documentation must clearly show your full name and address, and be dated with the last 3 months.
  • Vehicle registration details. If you have a company vehicle that is not registered to your home address, include a note from your employer.

Documents that are accepted as proof of residence:

  • Generated bill dated within the last two months, eg power or internet bill.
  • Electoral roll letter.
  • Recent tenancy agreement that clearly shows your name and full address.

Documents that are not accepted are:

  • Water or rates bills are not accepted as they confirm ownership, not residency.
  • Bank statements or documents.
  • Property documents, such as Title papers and Sales and Purchase agreement.


  • We will process your application and contact you to let you know if your permit(s) have been approved and how to pay for them.
  • The processing of your application may be delayed if the correct information or proof of residence is not provided.
  • Site inspection and investigation may be undertaken by Auckland Transport prior to approving permits.
  • Submitting an application for a residential parking scheme permit does not exempt the vehicle from parking scheme restrictions.
  • Parking signs and restrictions must be adhered to until the parking permit has been approved and activated, or the vehicle may incur a parking fine. 
  • Once we confirm your payment, your electronic permit will be activated and we will send you a confirmation email.

How to pay

Online: Account2Account or credit card

Once your permit application is approved, online payment can be made by credit card or account to account. We will send you an email with a link to our secure online payment site.

*Account2Account is currently only available for customers of these banks: ANZ, ASB, BNZ, KiwiBank, TSB, Westpac.

By cheque

If you are paying by cheque, you can send a cheque made out to Auckland Transport along with the reference number from your online application and send it to: Parking Permits, Auckland Transport, Private Bag 92250, Victoria Street West, Auckland 1142.


Cash payments are not accepted by post or in person.

Transfer a parking permit

We will consider transferring a permit to another vehicle, eg. If you have purchased a new vehicle.

Contact us in writing to request the transfer of a permit to another vehicle.

Please provide your name, address, contact number, permit number (if known), old and new car registration numbers, and make and model of the new vehicle.

If the transfer is accepted, you will be notified that the replacement permit has been activated.

Cancel a parking permit

To request cancellation of a parking permit, Contact us in writing to request the change.

Please provide your name, address, contact number, permit number (if known) and car registration number/s.

No refund can be provided for any unused time on the permit, as the permit fee is not monthly pro-rated, customers pay a yearly flat fee.

Once the cancellation has been processed you will be notified.