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Residential parking zones Residential parking zones

A residential parking zone is an area where eligible residents and businesses can apply for parking permits and coupons that give an exemption from parking restrictions.

Your vehicle is subject to parking restrictions and enforcement within the residential parking area unless you have a valid parking permit or coupon. 

Residential parking zone permits and coupons do not guarantee holders a parking space in their street.

Permits and coupons

All permits and coupons are digital.

Apply or renew


  • The permit fee is $70 per vehicle, valid for 1 year, or part thereof.
  • The full permit fee is charged, regardless of when the application is applied for during the annual cycle.
  • Residential properties can apply for as many permits as there are vehicles registered to the address.
  • Eligible businesses can apply for 1 parking permit.
  • The number of permits is capped; some or all permits may be granted, depending on availability.

1 day coupons

  • Residential properties can apply to receive an annual allocation of 50 free coupons, and then can purchase additional coupons for $5 each.
  • Eligible businesses can apply for an annual allocation of coupons, which cost $5 each when activated.
  • When the allocation of coupons are granted, you then need to activate each coupon for the day and vehicle license plate number required.
  • How to use 1 day resident parking coupons

Annual allocation and renewal

  • Each residential parking zone operates on a set annual cycle.
  • Permits and coupon allocations must be renewed each year.
  • Granted permits are valid for 1 year, or part thereof, until the end of the annual cycle date range.
  • Granted coupon allocations are valid for 1 year, or part thereof, until the end of the annual cycle date range.

Residential parking zone areas

Arch Hill

Arch Hill residential parking zone permit renewal is 7 December.

Part or all of street within zone

Bond Street (part of), Brisbane Street (part of), Commercial Road (part of), Cooper Street (part of), Dean Street (part of), Home Street, Keppell Street, King Street (part of), Kirk Street (part of), Monmouth Street (part of), Niger Street, Partridge Street, Potatau Street (part of), Seddon  Street, Waima Street (part of).

Map of Arch Hill residential parking zone

Eden Terrace

Eden Terrace residential parking zone renewal is 31 October. The area became active on 31 October 2019.


  • Eden Terrace has reached the permit cap so we are not accepting permit applications at this time. Permit applications will open again on 1 October 2020.
  • Residents and businesses can apply for their coupon allocation.

Part or all of street within zone

Aitken Terrace (Odd Numbers), Alexander Street, Bright Street, Buchanan Street, Copeland Street, Devon Street, Evelyn Street, Haslett Street, Hesketh Street, King St, Mostyn Street, New Bond Street, Richbourne Street, Suffolk Street, Takau Street, Vailima Way, Virginia Avenue West.

Map of Eden Terrace residential parking zone

Freemans Bay

Freemans Bay residential parking zone permit renewal is 14 November.

Part or all of street within zone

Anglesea Street, Arthur Street, Barrie Street, Beresford Street Central, Beresford Street West, Collingwood Street, Costley Street, Elizabeth Street, England Street (excludes east kerb between College Hill and Runnell Street), Franklin Road (part), Georgina Street, Grattan Place, Gunson Street, Gwilliam Place, Hayden Street, Heke Street, Hepburn Street, Howe Street (north of Beresford St Central), Ireland Street (part of), Margaret Street, Middle Street (south kerb), Napier Lane, Napier Street, Paget Street, Pember Reeves Street, Picton Street, Pratt Street, Renall Street, Russell Street, Runnell Street (south kerb), Ryle Street, Sheridan Lane, Smith Street, Spring Street, Tahuna Street, Wellington Street, Winn Road, Wood Street.

Map of Freemans Bay residential parking zone


Grafton residential parking zone permit renewal is 16 July.

Part or all of street within zone

Arotau Place, Boyle Crescent, Carlton Gore Road, Claremont Street, Glasgow Terrace, Huntly Avenue, Outhwaite Lane, Parkfield Terrace, Park Avenue (part of), Park Road (part of), Seafield View Road.

Map of Grafton residential parking zone

Grey Lynn

Grey Lynn residential parking zone renewal is 7 December.

Part or all of street within zone

Ariki Street, Arnold Street, Beaconsfield Street (part of), Chamberlain Street, Cockburn Road (part of), Coleridge Street (part of), Crummer Road (part of), Dickens Street, Dryden Street (part of), Elgin Street (part of), Farrar Street, Grosvenor Street (part of), Harcourt Street (part of), Jessel Street, Julian Street, Leighton Street, Mackelvie Street (part of), Millais Street, Murdoch Road (part of), Northland Street (part of), Richmond Road (part of), Rose Road (part of), Scanlan Street (part of), Schofield Street (part of , Selbourne Street  (part of), Sussex Street (part of), Turakina Street (part of), Wallingford Street, Williamson Avenue (part of).

Map of Grey Lynn residential parking zone

Mt Eden

Mt Eden residential parking zone permit renewal is 3 October.

Part or all of street within zone

Brentwood Avenue, Edenvale Crescent, Edenvale Park Road, Graysons Lane, Horopito Street, Kawaka Street, Kelly Street, Punga Street, Sylvan Avenue East, Sylvan Avenue West, Wright Spur, Wynyard Road.

Map of Mt Eden residential parking zone


Parnell residential parking zone permit renewal is 18 December.

Part or all of street within zone

Alberon Place, Alberon Street, Avon Lane, Avon Street, Balfour Road, Bridgewater Road, Burrows Avenue, Canterbury Place, Cleveland Road (part of), Corunna Avenue, Gladstone Road, Judge Street, Judges Bay Road, Rota Place, St Georges Bay Road (part of), St Stephens Avenue (part of), Staffa Street, Stanwell Street, Stratford Street, Taurarua Terrace.

Map of Parnell residential parking zone

Parnell Central

Parnell Central residential parking zone renewal is 18 March.

Part or all of street within zone

Aorere Street, Bath Street, Bedford Street, Bradford Street, Cracroft Street, Churton Street, Earle Street, Garfield Street, Gibraltor Crescent, Heather Street, Ngahere Terrace, Ruskin Street, Scarborough Terrace, Windsor Street, York Street.

Map of Parnell Central residential parking zone

Parnell East

New zone

The Parnell East residential parking zone will be going live on Wednesday 1 July 2020.

The zone had been planned to go live earlier in the year, but was delayed due to the Covid-19 lockdown.


Applications are open. If you had previously applied, you will receive an email about the progress of your application.

Part or all of street within zone

Awatea Road, Ayr Street, Brighton Road, Crescent Road, Elam Street, Freemont Street, Glanville Terrace, Laurie Avenue, Lee Street, Lichfield Road, Logan Terrace, Papahia Street, St Stephens Avenue (part of), Takutai Street, Tohunga Crescent, Waitoa Street.

Map of Parnell East residential parking zone

Parnell South

  • Parnell South residential parking renewal is 6 May.
  • Applications for permits and coupons are being accepted.

Part or all of street within zone

Birdwood Crescent, Cathedral Place, Claybrook Road, Cowie Street, Domain Drive, Maunsell Road, ​Sarawia Street.

Note: Laurie Avenue is now in the Parnell East residential parking zone.

Residential Parking Zone Parnell South


Ponsonby residential parking zone permit renewal is 19 June.


  • Applications for the coming year will be open 18 May to 12 June 2020.

Part or all of street within zone

Bayard Street, Brown Street, Clarence Street, Cowan Street, Douglas Street, Fitzroy Street, Islington Street, John Street, Kent Street, Lincoln Street, Mira Street, Norfolk Street, O'Neill Street, Pompallier Terrace (between Ardmore Road and Redmond Street), Ponsonby Terrace, Prosford Street (between Provost and Blake Streets), Provost Street, Richmond Road (between Lincoln and Scanlon Streets), Scott Street, Sheehan Street, Stuart Street, Summer Street, Tole Street, Vermont Place, Vermont Street.

Map of Ponsonby residential parking zone

St Marys Bay

St Marys Bay residential parking zone permit renewal is 19 September.

Part or all of street within zone

Cameron Street, Caroline Street, Dedwood Terrace, Dublin Street, Dunedin Street, Green Street, Harbour Street, London Street, Melford Street, New Street, Selby Square, Seymour Street, St Francis de Sales Street, St Marys Road (numbers 19, 21, 24-89), Vine Street, Waitemata Street, Yarborough Street, Hackett Street, Swift Avenue, Ring Terrace. Amiria Street and Percival Parade.

Map of St Marys Bay residential parking zone


Permits and coupons are for residents and businesses within a residential parking zone.

New housing developments

  • New developments and homes built after the notification of the Auckland Unitary Plan (30 September 2013) are not eligible for parking permits.
  • This is to protect the sustainability of the parking schemes and stop developers passing on the costs of providing parking to ratepayers. Developers and new home builders have a responsibility to ensure they have sufficient off-street parking to meet their needs.

Allocation and caps

To ensure parking spaces are available, the number of permits issued is capped at 85% of the total number of spaces in the zone.

Permits are allocated 1 at a time in rounds based on a priority system. If you are a resident applying for multiple permits, you will only be able to receive 1 permit in each allocation round.

The allocation process stops once the permit cap is reached or when all applicants have received a permit.

Groups in order of issuing priority (1 = high, 6 = low):

  1. House on a single title without off-street parking or an apartment building built before 1944 without off-street parking.
  2. House on a single title with 1 off-street parking space.
  3. All other house or townhouses.
  4. Apartments.
  5. Community groups, school, education provider.
  6. Businesses located within the parking zone.

Terms & conditions

  1. The annual permit or daily coupon may only be used in the parking place that is defined as part of the residential parking zone and is not an authorised vehicle for the purpose of any other authorised vehicle parking place on the Auckland Transport system.
  2. The annual permit and daily coupon exempts the vehicle from the parking restrictions operating within the signed boundary of the residential parking zone.
  3. Vehicles parked on the road without a valid parking permit and which exceed the permitted maximum time of parking, without moving while the residential parking zone is in operation, may receive an infringement notice.
  4. The parking scheme operates on a "first in, first served" basis and does not guarantee the availability of any parking space.
  5. The permit does not exempt the driver from parking laws or general parking restrictions imposed by the Road user Rule (for example, no parking over a driveway, no parking within 6m of an intersection) or the Auckland Transport Traffic Bylaw 2012.
  6. The permit does not apply to any prohibited or no-stopping areas such as bus stops, taxi stands, mobility parking bays, clearways or where there are broken yellow lines. This also applies to any other timed parking restrictions within the residential parking zone.
  7. An authorised vehicle for an annual permit must not be a trailer, boat, caravan, truck, bus or tractor.
  8. An authorised vehicle for a daily permit must be a passenger or commercial vehicle under 3 tonnes.
  9. The permit is not transferable to another vehicle without the prior agreement and approval of Auckland Transport.
  10. Auckland Transport must be notified by the permit holder when they cease to reside at the address given in the corresponding permit application.
  11. The permit is for personal use and will be revoked if the permit is directly or indirectly used for commercial purposes.
  12. Auckland Transport reserves the right to revoke this permit / daily permit at any time and without reason.


Resident parking permits and coupons are digital and are managed in an online system.

There are no paper permits or coupons to display in your vehicle.

Our parking officers use the vehicle licence plate number to check that the vehicle has a valid parking permit or coupon for the area it is parked.


Call us on 09 528 7275 or complete our feedback form.