Council & City

Parking Services fees and charges

Here are the fees we charge for parking, including on-street, off-street, lease, permit and SuperGold card parking.

All fees and charges include GST. With the exception of lease parking, these fees are subject to change.  

On-street parking fees are set so that Palmy's available parks are well used, that the supply of parking supply is flexible to support economic vitality and vibrancy, and to ensure a balance that supports active and public transport. 

Chargeable hours for parking

Chargeable hours for parking are between 8.30am and 5.30pm Monday to Friday, and 11am to 3pm Saturday.

Parking fees don't apply on Sunday or on public holidays as defined in the Holidays Act 2003.

Parking meter tariffs

The maximum fee payable is $1.50 an hour [please note, this is set to increase by 20 cents an hour]

For the full list of meter charges in individual streets, please see the document below.

New city centre parking fees come into effect on Monday 26 July

On-street parking increases to $1.70 an hour, and off-street car parking is being standardised at $1 an hour or $5 a day. 

Other fees

Parking meter boards

For owner/operators of trade vehicles, skip-bins or heavy machinery requiring metered spaces during chargeable metered hours to be reserved for a special purpose or use.

  • $9 per metered space per day
  • $4.50 per metered space per half day
  • $750 per metered space per year​

Event organisers permit

Full day charge (no half-day charge), for any event organisers requiring metered spaces during chargeable metered hours to be reserved for a special purpose or use: $5 per metered space per day.

SuperGold permit

Motorists who hold a current SuperGold card and are a Palmerston North resident can apply for a permit to be exempt from paying at the meter between Monday and Friday, from 9am to 12pm. The fee is $10 per vehicle per year.

Residential parking permit

There is no charge for this permit to exempt a resident from parking time restrictions on a street. The permit is for a defined area as agreed at the time of its issue. It is renewable annually.

Small passenger service vehicle

Permit for Authorised Taxi Organisations to park in a taxi stand in signed or marked parking locations across the city: $40 per taxi per year.

Memorial Park private car sale permit

For the sale of private motor vehicles from designated car park spaces at Memorial Park. A maximum of four vehicles may be sold per year per applicant: $10 per vehicle per week.

Meter access card

Motorists who hold a current mobility permit who are unable to reach the meter to make a payment: $45 per vehicle per year.

Lease parking

These lease parking fees are effective from 1 July 2021 to the end of June 2022.

Location [click address to see on a map]

Monthly cost: Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm 

82 Campbell Street $65
303 Church Street $130
317 Church Street $130
63 King Street $130
12 Linton Street $100
312 Main Street (by Globe Theatre) $100
339 Main Street (next to Harvey Norman) $130
551 Main Street (next to ACC) $130

As well as the carparks listed above, we offer access-controlled lease parking in two other locations, on different weekly terms:

  • Ashley Street, available seven days a week, 6.30am to 7pm, $100 a month
  • Plaza top deck, available Monday to Friday only, 7am to 7pm, $65 a month