Park right in Palmy!

To keep everyone safe, and keep traffic moving efficiently, we need everyone to park right. If we find that you’ve parked incorrectly and it’s creating a safety risk, we may issue you with a fine.

Our parking wardens will be on the lookout, but you can also but you can also report poor parking behaviour.  

You should always contact us if you see a parking concern so we can follow it up. Phone: 06 356 8199   

Report dangerous parking

Use this form if you would like to make a complaint about a dangerous parking situation. 

We can't fine people our parking wardens haven't verified in person. Instead, we'll use this information to post a letter to the registered car owner to let them know they’ve been spotted breaking these important road rules, and they could risk a fine for doing that.

For us to be able to do this we need you to provide at least 2 images (if it's safe to get them).

  • One image needs to be of the vehicle parked in a way that is breaking one of these rules. This could also apply where a driver is still sitting in the car in one of these locations for a period of time (eg, school pick-up).
  • One image needs to clearly show the numberplate.
We also need the location, date and time, and your contact name and email address (note, these won't be passed on to anyone. We collect this data so we can verify the details of what you saw).


Never park over a footpath 

We know people don’t intentionally choose to park over a footpath (well, we hope not!) but sometimes while waiting in the vehicle crossing or driveway, their car can cover part or all of the footpath. 

Our footpaths need to remain clear for people to use. This is especially important for people with accessibility needs, mobility scooter users, and children. When footpaths are blocked, people have to either go onto a person’s property or walk onto the road to get around.  

Parking in a cycleway puts people on bikes at risk 

Cycleways are for people on bikes – not parked cars.  

If bike riders have to veer around a parked vehicle, it’s far more dangerous for them.  

If e-scooters are on the footpath, call the e-scooter company 

If you can lift the e-scooter off the footpath, please do so. If it is too heavy or you are not able to, please call the e-scooter company and let them know it is blocking a footpath. They can arrange for it to be moved. 

Find out more about e-scooters in Palmy (includes operator contact details)

Yellow lines mean no parking 

These lines are usually in an area where there’s visibility concerns for all road users (pedestrians, people on bikes, trucks, buses, motorists). Yellow lines are typically near intersections, or side streets, or in locations like schools where young children may be. If you park on yellow lines it is making the road more dangerous for everyone using it.

Bus stops are for buses – not cars or trucks

Bus stops provide a dedicated space for buses to be able to pick up passengers and drop them off. If you’re parked in a bus stop, that means the bus can’t pull out of traffic, and may have to stop in the live traffic lane, which slows everyone down.

Parking on berms makes it harder for people to see when exiting driveways 

This poses a risk to anyone using the footpath, but also in the area where your vehicle may be a blind spot for the driver. Berms also contain some of your essential services like fibre, telecommunications, gas and water pipes. Your heavy car might damage these services.

Don’t risk the fine 

If you park on the road in a way that's unsafe for pedestrians or other vehicles, you will receive a fine.

Parking infringements and fees