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Central business district residents parking scheme

The Central Business District (CBD) Resident's Parking Scheme allows a parking exemption for people who live in the central city. It will allow residents to park their vehicle in a 60 or 120 minute time restricted parking area, any time of the day or night.

Who can apply for a permit

Residents living in the inner CBD area.  This is the area bounded by Reads Quay, Palmerston Road, Carnarvon Street, Childers Road, Grey Street, Kahutia Street to Customhouse Street, Pitt Street.

See map showing CBD residents area with parking restriction times

Conditions of the permit

  • The permit is valid for one year from the date of issue, up to the date of expiry.
  • A permit is valid for only one specified vehicle and is issued against the registration number of that vehicle. It is not valid for a replacement vehicle - see replacing a permit.
  • The permit applies to 60 and 120 minute time restricted parking areas only. It does not apply to pay and display areas, metered areas, 5, 10 or 30 minute time restricted parking areas.
  • The original permit must be displayed, copies are not acceptable.
  • A valid permit must be displayed and clearly visible at all times.  Place the ticket on the dash on the inside of the windscreen. 
  • The permit does not apply to prohibited parking places such as broken yellow lines, clearways or bus stops.
  • The permit must not be used for displaying advertising or promotional signs.
  • The permit does not guarantee a parking space to a resident and parking spaces cannot be reserved by any means.
  • Any abuse of the terms and conditions of this permit may result in future applications being refused.
  • Permit fees are non-refundable.
  • Gisborne District Council reserves the right to revoke a permit at any time without reason.

How to apply for a permit

Download and fill in the application form.  Read the guidelines before filling in the application.

Application Form - CBD Resident Parking Permit (134kb)
Guidelines - CBD Resident Parking Permit (97kb)

You also need to provide

  • Acceptable proof of residency in the CBD.  This can be a copy of your power or phone bill or bank statement that is less than 2 months old and clearly shows your name and full residential address. Rates invoices provide proof of ownership, but not residency - and are therefore not accepted.
  • If you are not the registered owner of the vehicle (the vehicle is a company vehicle or belongs to a friend) a letter of authority is required to state that the vehicle is for sole use of the applicant who lives in the CBD.
  • Payment of the fee $154.  This fee is reviewed annually.

What to do with the application form

  • Post your application with a cheque. Please make cheques payable to Gisborne District Council.  If the permit application is declined for any reason, the cheque will be returned to you.
  • In person at the customer services counter.  You can pay by cash, Eftpos or cheque.
  • Post your application and pay online when your permit application is approved - see how to pay by direct credit

Permit applications with all supporting documents will be processed in 5 working days.

Permits will not be issued until payment has been received.  Once the fee is paid you can either collect your permit or ask us to post it to you.

Replacing a permit  

To replace a lost or damaged permit, or to update details if you change your vehicle, will cost $15.
You need to fill in an application form and pay the fee. 
The standard processing time still applies so please lodge your application as soon as possible.

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