Common sense usually prevails when it comes to avoiding a parking ticket or being towed away. Here’s a quick checklist to help you avoid a parking infringement:
For specific parking information about a city or town please refer to information from 当地政府.
Over the years, we’ve heard a lot of myths and misconceptions when it comes to parking enforcement. 我们经常被问到同样的问题, and so we thought it might be helpful to provide informed answers on some common parking enforcement topics.
Q: Aren't parking enforcement officers supposed to give 'a few minutes grace' before issuing an infringement notice?
A: 根据我们的经验, most councils usually allow a grace period for parking time offences before issuing an infringement. 然而, 违例停车，例如停在坏了的黄线上, 在移动空间中, 通道和装货区, 或在车辆入口上方, 可以立即发出侵权通知.
与流行的想法相反, you are not - and never have been - permitted to stop for 'a few minutes' other than to set down or pick up passengers or load and unload goods (in the absence of any loading restrictions).
A traffic warden or parking attendant may observe a vehicle for a few minutes to see if any such activity is going on before issuing a parking infringement, but there is an increasing trend to issue the infringement as soon as an illegally parked vehicle is seen. 如果你一直在装卸货物, it is incumbent on the driver to produce evidence to that effect. 没有宽限期.
Q: Can parking enforcement officers issue infringement notices for vehicle registration offences?
A: Parking enforcement officers can issue infringement notices for expired warrants and vehicle licences. It is good practice for people to check their warrant and licence labels as failure to do so and not receiving a reminder does not negate the offence should you be caught driving a vehicle with an expired warrant and/or licence.
A: Parking enforcement officers patrol the regions’ roads to promote:
Q: What happens if I stick a pay-and-display ticket on the windscreen and it falls, 脸朝下, 在我回到我的车之前?
A: 你会被判违章停车! You are under an obligation to both ‘pay’ and ‘display’ - you are required to place the ticket, 面对, on the dash board in such a position that it can be clearly seen by the enforcement officer.
Q: Can the NZPA help me with a complaint I have regarding a parking issue?
A: We are not set up to deal with parking complaints from the general public, 我们也不是监管机构, 不幸的是, 我们将无法帮助您的查询. We suggest that you contact the local authority where the parking matter occurred.
A: If you have received an infringement notice when parking on-street and you wish to appeal the infringement, you should write to the address detailed on the infringement, 28天内. If your initial appeal is rejected and you wish to continue to pursue the matter, you can then request to have the matter heard in court by a Justice of the Peace. An infringement notice from a local authority does not carry a conviction.
在一个私人公司经营的停车场里, 比如购物中心, 铁路公司, 或其他供公众使用的停车场, the land is private and if you wish to appeal the infringement, you will need to find out who has issued the infringement and what that company’s appeals process is.
为了做到这一点，你可能需要给公司打电话, alternatively details of how to appeal may be found on the back of the infringement, 和/或公司寄给你的文件. It may also be worth writing to the company/individuals that own the piece of land (who may have contracted out the operation of enforcing the parking). 不像路边停车, there are no regulations governing off-street parking enforcement when it is carried out on private land.
A: Most 当地政府 have a website and the bylaws are displayed here, 也可以在任何图书馆或议会办公室找到.
Q: Are parking enforcement officers on commission and is there a quota system for infringements?
A: No, 而且没有配额, 但就像所有的工人一样, parking enforcement officers are expected to do a fair day’s work.
A: 联系 the HR department of your local authority and find out when the next intake of officers is.
Q: Can you recommend a company that offers parking related services/products?
看到我们的 供应商目录 which lists NZPA members that offer parking equipment, consultation and services.
Please note that the NZPA does not endorse any particular supplier and we are not responsible for the products or service a company delivers.
The information provided is given in good faith and is based on experience and practice. 然而, it is given purely for the initial guidance of the reader and does not reflect a current legal opinion. 此外, the 新西兰停车协会 will not accept any liability or responsibility for the contents or accuracy or for any action taken as a result of any information provided within this website.