Parking in Hastings
Parking regulations aim to ensure cars are parked safely and considerately, as well as ensuring everyone has a fair chance of getting a car park in the city centre.
Parking in Hastings is subject to time limits and parking fees. These vary and are determined according to the distance from the main shopping area.
Council is not authorised to deal with issues on private property or in private car parks (such as supermarkets).
Pay parking fines
Parking fines are generally required to be paid within 28 days. If your parking fine is not paid within 28 days of the ticket being issued, the vehicle holder will receive a reminder notice in the post. If the fine is not paid within 28 days of the reminder being issued, it will be lodged with the Courts. The fine, plus an administration cost, will then need to be paid directly to the Court (not to Council).
If you can't pay your fine before the due date, ask for the Parking Department at the Council for advice.
Discounts are available if you pay your ticket within 7 days, but only if stated on your ticket.
Drivers are responsible for any fines they incur, whether they are driving their own car or someone else's. If you receive a ticket for a Stationary Vehicle Offence that someone else committed while using your car, the Council can redirect the ticket to them if you provide in writing their full name, current address of the driver, date of birth and the parking ticket number.
If you find a vehicle abandoned outside your property or wish to bring illegal parking to our attention, please complete the parking complaints form below or telephone council.
Havelock North parking study
Hastings District Council has commissioned parking surveys in Havelock North to assess whether the current car parking provisions are meeting people's needs. There are important findings reported back in this study which can be viewed from the report at the bottom of this page in the related documents section.