The Council provides 14 public carparking facilities. There is also time restricted parking available in central Timaru on Stafford Street with the other CBD areas being controlled by meters.
The Timaru District has four Parking Wardens with the support of several receptionist/clerks. These staff are responsible for ensuring the restricted parking areas are shared to the advantage of the public.
The Wardens welcome inquires from any member of the public on parking or more general matters, just ask they will be pleased to help if they can.
How to use a Pay & Display Machine
All you do is park your vehicle, go to the controlling machine, and insert enough coins to provide you with the time you need which you can check on the display screen on the machine.
Take the ticket to your vehicle and display it on the dashboard, taking care to make sure the expiry time and all other details can be easily read by any warden who checks the park.
That's all there is to it!
How to use a Park and Pay Machine
These machines operate quite differently from the traditional Pay and Display machines that issue tickets.
The procedure at the new ticketless 'Park and Pay' carparks is as follows:
Park and Lock your vehicle
Note your car park (bay) space number and walk to the parking machine
Press the 'INFORMATION' button
The 'i' button on the keypad
Enter your car park (bay) SPACE NUMBER on the keypad
The space number is marked on the surface at the rear of each car park
Press the 'OK' button
Insert the coins
The parking expiry time will show on the screen
Move on to your business or shopping.
The 'C' button will clear an incorrect keypad entry
No ticket will be issued
The details are logged electronically within the machine, against each individual car park space
Whether parking afresh, or topping up your time, the car park (bay) space number needs to be entered before
any coins are inserted.