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Paying for parking

Tauranga’s parking machines are changing to a paperless system. You'll need to enter your licence plate number first at the new machines, then pay with cash or card (debit or credit only) as usual. 

You don’t need to display a paper ticket on your dashboard, as your information is automatically sent to us. Enforcement is done via licence plate recognition instead, the same as for PayMyPark.

Parking fees in Tauranga

How to get a receipt with the paperless system

When you complete your parking transaction you will be asked if you want an e-receipt, if you select 'yes' you will be given an e-receipt code.

To receive a copy of your receipt enter the e-receipt code and your licence plate number on my-receipt.com

The first time you do this, you can choose to register your email address so that all future receipts and transaction details for that plate number will be sent to your email address. You must select ‘yes’ at the machine when asked if you would like an e-receipt.


PayMyPark is an app that lets you manage all of your parking payments from your phone or desktop and extend your parking remotely. You can use PayMyPark for on-street and off-street parking, but not for parking buildings.


The app is integrated with Council’s parking system. When our parking officers enter your vehicle’s registration number into their tablet, your parking details show up on their screen. You don’t need to display a ticket on your dashboard.

You can set up an account with PayMyPark or just pay as you go. Credit card transaction fees apply. 

Monthly parking coupons

You can purchase a monthly coupon through the PayMyPark app, which allows you to park in our all-day off-street car parks. There is also a half-day coupon which allows you to park for up to three hours a day. Monthly coupons do not guarantee you a car park.

All-day off-street car parks in the city centre are: The Strand waterfront car park, Harrington Street car park, Cliff Road car park, Dive Crescent car park and TV3 rooftop car park (Durham Street).

Did you know you can use your coupon for different vehicles?
If you purchase a monthly coupon using your PayMyPark account credit, you can switch between vehicles as often as you want.

Get PayMyPark for IOS  Get PayMyPark for andriod

If you have any concerns or questions about using PayMyPark, please contact our parking team.

For technical or account support visit PayMyPark.

Map of PayMyPark Zones (355kb pdf)

Last Reviewed: 10/07/2017

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