Rotorua Lakes Council is trialling a new inner city parking regime to help revitalise the heart of the city. This includes free P90 (90 minutes) parking and free P60 (60 minutes) parking in designated inner city streets - with paid unlimited time parking on the inner city fringes and in the Pukuatua Street carpark building, and free unlimited parking a block or two further out.

P90 and P60 Parking Sign Definition

A P90 sign means that you can only park in that space for a maximum of 90 minutes after which time you must remove your vehicle, and P60 for a maximum of 60 minutes. As with P15 (15 minutes) parking spaces you are liable to receive a parking infringement notice requiring payment of a fine if you park longer than the maximum permitted time.
The introduction of electronic sensors fixed on the road surface within parking spaces means vehicles parking over maximum permitted times can now be readily identified.
P90 and P60 limits are enforced from 9am to 5pm Mondays to Fridays, and 9am to 12noon on Saturdays. Maximum parking times in the inner city don’t apply on Saturday afternoons, Sundays and public holidays.

Metered and Pay & Display

Metered and ‘pay & display’ areas outside of P90 and P60 zones are also monitored 9am-5pm Monday to Friday and Saturday mornings, but not enforced Saturday afternoons, Sundays and public holidays.

Paid parking tickets can be purchased from a Pay & Display machine prior to 9am and they will automatically calculate your available parking stay time from 9am. However parking meters are not able to do this and will start the parking time countdown as soon as coins are inserted.

 Wireless Sensors

Sensors are located throughout the city in paid and free parking spaces


Parking Fines and Infringements

A list of parking fines and the parking infringement process

Where to Park

Car parks and car park building, Motor cycle parks, Bike racks, Mobility parking

Page reviewed: 19 Jan 2015 11:27am