Payment for parking is required in Tauranga city centre on weekdays between 8am – 5pm, all weekend parking is free. There are some time restricted areas which are clearly signposted and the hourly rates can be found at our parking machines or on the PayMyPark app
Tauranga parking machines are paperless so they won’t issue you a ticket to display on your dashboard. You will need to enter the licence number for your vehicle at the parking machine, then pay for your parking as usual.
You can pay for your parking with:
- Coins (some machines – those that accept coins are usually placed opposite cashless machines)
- Debit card (including paywave) no transaction fees apply
Alternatively, you can use:
Tauranga City Centre Parking (280kb pdf)
How to get an electronic parking receipt
When you complete your parking transaction using the paperless machines, you will be asked if you want an e-receipt. If you select 'yes' a QR code will be displayed and an e-receipt code. Take note of the code or scan the QR code. To receive your receipt enter the e-receipt code and your licence plate number at 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 still select ‘yes’ at the machine when asked if you would like an e-receipt.
PayMyPark (app and website)
PayMyPark lets you manage 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.
It’s easiest to set up an account with PayMyPark so that you don’t need to reload your credit card details each time. While there are no transaction fees applied to casual payments, account users will be charged a fee when topping up their account. This is due to the way PayMyPark functions across the country. However, account users will be refunded 6% of the credit used in Tauranga at the end of each month (credited to their account).
Download the app for free at the App Store or Google Play or visit the PayMyPark website.
If you have any concerns or questions about using PayMyPark, please contact our parking team.
For technical or account support visit PayMyPark
Full list of parking fees