Kāpiti is growing at a rapid rate and this is causing increased pressure on parking in most areas.

Parking restrictions are put in place to give everyone a fair go at using car parks so they can shop and/or use facilities in the district. The restrictions are consulted on and submissions heard by Community Boards.

Parking on berms

Council is concerned about drivers parking on roadside grass areas (berms) as the practice risks public safety.

Parking on berms means motorists can have to drive over footpaths and broken yellow ‘no stopping’ lines which can be dangerous to pedestrians and mobility scooter/wheelchair users on the footpaths and to road users going past. It also damages the berms and footpaths.

We ask that people parking on the berms find alternative, legal parks to avoid damaging public assets and keep everyone in our community safe.

Parking on berms, along with roadside plots, shrubs, flower beds and footpaths, is an offence under Kāpiti Coast District Council’s Traffic Bylaw 2010

Under the bylaw, there is a $40 infringement fine associated with this offence.

Thank you for your co-operation.

Parking restriction maps

These maps are specific to each ward in the District.

Request to cancel parking infringement fine

If you have been served with a stationary vehicle infringement notice and wish to dispute the alleged offence or raise any matter concerning the circumstances of the alleged offence for consideration by the Enforcement Authority (Council), complete the Request to cancel infringement fine form and submit it to Council. Please include supporting information or evidence with your application.

An independent adjudicator will assess your application. If the application for cancellation is declined, you may wish to take further action in accordance with the information provided on the back of the infringement notice.

Applications must be received before the expiry of the 56-day statutory timeframe for payment of the fine (commencing from the date the infringement notice was issued), after which time the infringement will be referred to the District Court for collection of the fine.

Related links

 Broken Yellow Lines Fact Sheet

Council Bylaws