About the Mobility Parking scheme

CCS Disability Action has been providing the Mobility Parking Permit Scheme since 1977. The scheme supports people with mobility impairments to travel more freely within their communities and is currently used by over 150,000 Kiwis.

As a mobility parking permit holder you can park in designated mobility parking spaces. These are wider than standard parking spaces (making it easier to get in and out of a vehicle with a wheelchair or mobility aid), and are located closer to services and facilities.

The permit also allows the permit holder to park in some regular parking spaces for longer than the designated time. This varies depending on where in New Zealand the permit holder lives.

There is a fee charged for a permit and to renew an existing permit. Fees are used to administer the scheme and advocate for greater awareness around access issues and regulation of mobility parks.

There are clear criteria on who is eligible for a permit and permit holder’s responsibilities. This ensures that mobility parking spaces are available for people who really need them.

Who manages the scheme?

The Mobility Parking Permit scheme is managed in partnership with a number of groups.

  • CCS Disability Action manages and issues permits and advocates to improve public attitudes to mobility issues. 
  • Doctors or GPs assess people to determine their eligibility. 
  • Local councils provide and monitor on-road parking spaces. 
  • New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) manages the legislation around parking requirements and fines

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