Permit delivery delays under COVID-19 Level 4 lockdown

Please be aware that under the current lockdown restrictions Mobility Parking permit delivery times may be affected due to postal delays and because our printers, based in Auckland, are not classified as an essential service.

It will help if you post your Mobility Parking Application direct to: Mobility Parking Office, PO Box 267, Christchurch 8140 or you can scan your application to email mobilityparking@ccsdisabilityaction.org.nz instead of sending to your local branch.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Sign the Mobility Parking petition

Claire Dale is on a mission to see a substantial increase in fines and more cohesive enforcement for mobility parking abuse.

She has lodged a petition with the House of Representatives.

"I believe we need national enforcement, larger fines and legislation that covers both public parking (currently only by-law) and private-land parking (supermarkets, blocks of flats, schools, shopping malls). I believe fines must be enforced equally across New Zealand. 24% of Kiwis have a disability. Help uphold the rights of the 150,000 mobility parking permit holders."

Please take a moment to sign Claire's petition here be sure to share this with your friends.

https://www.parliament.nz/en/pb/petitions/document/PET_115643/petition-of-claire-dale-make-mobility-parking-enforceable

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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