Paying for parking

Find out how much parking costs in Lower Hutt and ways to pay.


Ways you can pay for parking

Pay and display meters operate between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.

You can pay:

  • with coins or by credit card.
  • through the PayMyPark website or app - pay your parking from your smartphone and extend your time remotely
  • with a smartPark in-car meters that you can top-up online

From 8 April 2024, the 50-cent fee charged when credit and debit cards are used on Hutt City Council-run car parking machines will be waived. This is to align with the Retail Payment System Act 2022 (the Act) and the Commerce Commission’s recent guidelines.  

There will continue to be no fee when paying with cash on meters that provide this option.

Parking paid for via the PayMyPark App would still attract a fee. This fee is charged by a third party and does not go to Hutt City Council.

The Council will regularly review its parking credit card surcharge.

PayMyPark

When you use the app to pay for parking, make sure you choose HCC  in the app. If you accidentally pay for parking outside of HCC, you will get a parking ticket.

Pay By Plate parking is a paperless system that works by using your vehicle's licence plate number to record your parking time and payment.

To pay for parking, simply enter your vehicle's licence plate number and pay for the amount of time you want to park. You won't receive a paper ticket, so you don't need to go back to your car once you've paid.

Our parking officers will use your licence plate number to confirm that your vehicle has a valid parking session.

Parking receipts are now paperless.

The parking meter will ask you if you would like a receipt, if you select YES it will display a four-digit code and the eReceipt website you can download it from.

You can choose to register your email address so that all future receipts and transaction details for that vehicle plate number will be sent to your email address. You'll need to use a four-digit receipt code from a parking session when you set this up.

Note: If you don't get your four-digit code, you can email us to ask for a copy of the receipt. You'll need to tell us:

  • your car registration
  • the street you were parked on
  • the time you parked at
  • your name and email.

How much parking costs in Hutt City

Parking costs depend on the zone you park in.

Parking Zone2024-2025 Zone Conditions2024-2025 Charges
Shoppers (Green HC2) Zone
  • Two-hour maximum parking duration outside of signposted restrictions
  • 9am–5pm
  • Public holidays unrestricted Enforcement 7 days per week
  • $3.00 per hour
    Commuter (Yellow HC3) Zone
  • No daily maximum parking duration outside of signposted restrictions
  • 9am–5pm
  • Public holidays unrestricted Enforcement 7 days per week
  • $3.00 per hour
    $10.00 maximum daily charge
    Riverbank car park (Light Blue) Zone
  • No daily maximum parking duration outside of signposted restrictions
  • 9am–5pm
  • Public holidays unrestricted Enforcement 7 days per week
  • $3.00 per hour
    $10.00 maximum daily charge

    Monthly pass*: $150.00
    Petone parking
  • P120 maximum parking within the signposted restrictions
  • 9am–5pm
  • Public holidays unrestricted
  • Enforcement 7 days per week
  • Breakdown of parking spaces
  • $3.00 per hour, maximum two hours

    *Riverbank car park monthly passes reduced in price for December and January. Passes can be purchased from Council's building at 30 Laings Road in Lower Hutt or the PayMyPark App.

    Infringement2024-2025 Charge
    Parked in a metered area without paying the required fee$40.00
    Parking on a mobility car park without displaying a valid mobility pass card$150.0
    Overstaying excess time2024-2025 Charge
    Less than 30 minutes$12.00
    More than 30 minutes but less than 1 hour$15.00
    More than 1 hour but less than 2 hour$21.00
    More than 2 hour but less than 4 hour$30.00
    More than 4 hour but less than 6 hour$42.00
    More than 6 hour s$57.00

    EV charging stations

    Description2024-2025 Charge
    If pricing based on power consumption onlyMaximum cost per kWh: $0.75/kWh
    If combined pricing based on power consumption and time ($/min)

    No daily maximum parking duration outside of signposted restrictions

    9am–5pm

    Public holidays unrestricted Enforcement 7 days per week

    Idle fees ($/min)Maximum cost per minute when not charging: $1.00

    For more information about our EV charging locations head over to out EV charging locations page


    Contact details

    Email: Parking.Staff@huttcity.govt.nz