If you are reading this, chances are you have received a parking ticket. On this page you will find out how to pay for your ticket, and the process for writing explanation if you believe you should not have to pay.
Pay your parking ticket
If you pay your parking ticket promptly it may result in a discount (if noted on the ticket). If your parking ticket is not paid within 28 days of the ticket being issued, the registered owner of the vehicle 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 Court. The fine, plus administration costs, will then need to be paid directly to the Court (not to Council).
You can pay your parking ticket in a number of ways:
- On-line using this ink:
- In person at Hastings District Council's main office in Lyndon Rd, Hastings. Only the full amount can be paid using EFTPOS or cash. There are no instalment options.
- By post; send a cheque for the parking ticket amount along with your ticket to: Hastings District Council, Private Bag 9002, Hastings 4156.
A table of the fines can be found on Council's Fees and charges page.
Appealing your parking ticket
If you wish to appeal your parking ticket, please complete the on-line parking explanation form using the link, or download and complete a printable copy of the form and deliver it to Council's customer service centre in Lyndon Rd, Hastings, or post it to Hastings District Council, Private Bag 9002, Hastings 4156.
When reviewing your explanation, our Parking Team will take into consideration the law and general consistency of decisions.
Grounds for appeal
Some examples of possible grounds for appeal are:
Exempt vehicles from registration and licensing
Some vehicles are exempt from being registered or warranted. If you have been ticketed by Hastings District Council for not having a registration or warrant of fitness and the vehicle concerned is exempt, please let us know when completing the on-line parking explanation form. Find out more about the rules around the use of these vehicles.
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 traffic offence someone else committed while using your car, the ticket can be redirected to them if you provide the name and address of the driver, and the parking ticket number on the on-line parking explanation form.
If you have sold a vehicle and receive a parking ticket incurred by the new owner, advise Council of the name, address and date of birth of the vehicle purchaser, using the on-line parking explanation form, so the ticket can be redirected to them.
Find out more about your legal obligations when buying and selling a car.
If you receive a ticket for an infringement received during a time when your vehicle was reported stolen, you need to give details of the theft using the on-line parking explanation form and attach a copy of the police report of the incident.
For more information contact Council.