Parking fines

We only enforce parking restrictions on Porirua City roads, car parks and some beaches – not in private or supermarket car parks, or on private land.

How to pay a parking fine

If you get a ticket, you have 28 days to pay the fine. Part payments aren’t accepted.

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At our Customer Services Centre at 16 Cobham Court, Porirua, by cash or Eftpos.

For internet banking use the following information:
Westpac Porirua Branch - 03 0547 0240008 001 (or suffix 01)
Payer Particulars: FINES Payer
Code: Your vehicle registration
Payer & Reference: Infringement Notice Number

If you don't pay on time, you'll receive a reminder notice. If no payment is received after a further 28 days, the overdue fine will be lodged with a debt collection agency and/or court for follow-up action.

Appealing a fine

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If you would like us to review your parking infringement, you must complete the Parking infringement explanation form (33KB Word) on or before the last day for payment, which is 56 days from the date the parking ticket was issued. Once you have filled in the form you can either:

  • bring it to our Customer Services Centre at 16 Cobham Court, Porirua.
  • scan and email it to [email protected] or
  • mail to Parking & Bylaws, Porirua City Council, PO Box 50218, Porirua 5240

Please allow 10 working days to receive notification from the infringement review officer. For privacy reasons, a fine can only be queried by the registered vehicle owner.

If your explanation is accepted, the infringement notice will be waived.

If it’s declined, you can either pay the infringement fee by the due date or request a Court hearing.

Please note, we do not accept second appeals if your first appeal has been declined, you can request a court hearing.

Requesting a court hearing

You can apply in writing requesting a court hearing at any time while we’re processing your infringement notice. We’ll transfer the matter to the Porirua District Court, who will arrange a hearing date and time and advise you of the details.

Parking and road rules