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.
Parking changes at the Kāpiti Coast District Council civic precinct
From 18 November 2019 following feedback from library users and those visiting the council the following parking times have changed.
Directly outside the Paraparaumu Library:
- Time limits have been shortened from the current four hour limits to either one, two or three hour spaces.
These changes to the parking times at the civic precinct in Paraparaumu will free up space for library users and improve access for disabled drivers. Those who need to park for longer than three hours will still be able to find four-hour parking spaces by the adjacent Community Centre.
Parking changes have also been introduced at Kāpiti Rd and Tongariro St in Paraparaumu.
- Between 240 Kāpiti Rd and Langdale Ave now has a four-hour parking limit
- Section of Tongariro St also has four-hour limits
You can also view Maps showing the changes
Parking restriction maps
These maps are specific to each ward in the District.
- Ōtaki parking restriction maps
- Waikanae parking restriction changes
- Paraparaumu parking restriction maps
- Raumati Beach parking restriction maps
- Paekākāriki parking restriction maps
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.