What is a parking infringement notice for?
How do I pay parking fines?
If you would like to pay by cash, cheque, EFTPOS or Credit Card* at the Council offices, you are welcome to visit
- The main Council office at 20 Thames Street, Oamaru. or
- our service centre at 54 Tiverton Street, Palmerston.
: a 1.5% merchant fee will be charged for credit cards to cover the cost of this payment option.
Telephone or internet banking ( bank transfer)
You can arrange with your bank to pay parking tickets by telephone or Internet banking.
Please use the following details when making your payment by online banking to ensure that it will be receipted correctly.
- Enter the correct information in each of the 3 fields your bank provides for you; 'Particulars', 'Code', and 'Reference'.
|Enter the Registration Number (Rego No.) of the motor vehicle that is printed on the Infringement Notice. |
This can be up to six alpha-numeric characters.
|"PARKING TCKT ".||Infringement No. from the top of Parking Ticket. |
Must start with "IN" followed by the six-digit infringement number (e.g. IN999999).
- Use the samples below to ensure you enter the correct Infringement Notice number on the parking ticket.
- Please do not make one transfer for several accounts- for example, three rate accounts, a water account and a dog registration.
- Please split the payment with the appropriate payment particular and reference details to ensure that it is paid to the correct account.
Waitaki E-services ( credit cards)
- A merchant fee of 2% normally applies to the payment, which is charged by the credit card and merchant service providers. Council does not retain any part of this fee.
- You should check with the Bank that issued your credit card for details about other fees or charges that may also apply, as this credit card transaction is carried out in terms of the arrangement between you and your card issuer.
- Transactions are processed by Council within three working days of the payment.
- At the end of a transaction, you will be given a reference number. Receipts for online payments are not available, however you can either print the screen or note down the details for future reference.
- Please contact us regarding refunds for overpayments or incorrect payments.
Terms and Conditions
What happens if I don’t pay?
What do I do if I want to appeal a parking ticket?
Grounds for appeal
- You had a medical emergency that prevented you from removing your vehicle
- Your vehicle was broken down and you could not move it
- Your vehicle was stolen
- You were detained by the police
- You were not the driver of the vehicle (Please use Statutory Declaration form - PDF, 22.9KB)
- You had sold the vehicle (Please use Statutory Declaration form - PDF, 22.9KB)
supporting documentation may be required for all reasons above.
Other reasons may not be sufficient grounds to challenge your parking fineExamples include:
- You lost track of time or the reason why you parked in a particular place took longer than you expected, e.g. hair appointment
- You did not see the sign
- You did not understand the parking sign
- You went to get change for the pay and display machine (you are only allowed ten minutes for this)
- Your vehicle is parked outside of the marked space
- Other vehicles were parked illegally or inconsiderately
- One of the methods of payment was not available – it is expected in this situation that you use another method of payment or another meter
Getting a statutory declaration witnessed
- Citizens Advice Bureau (100 Thames Street) - Mondays 10am to 12:30pm
- Oamaru library (62 Thames Street) - Wednesday 11am-1pm
Why does the Parking Warden mark car tyres?