Resident Parking Permit
Permit parking schemes help to improve the amenity for particular classes of road users in locations where there is insufficient off-street parking and where there is little or no unrestricted on-street parking nearby. Permit parking also helps to balance the needs of the local community with those of the broader community in high demand areas.
Maitland City Council utilises this scheme for residents in four locations:
- Bonar Street, Maitland - both sides north of Ledsam Street
- Bourke Street, Maitland - both sides, between Olive Street and Ken Tubman Drive
- High Street, East Maitland - one side, opposite Maitland High School
- Swan Street, Morpeth - both sides between Tank and Northumberland Streets
Only eligible residents within these areas can be issued with parking permits. Residents can apply by completing an Application for Residential Parking Permit and providing proof of residency.
Further information on the scheme is detailed in the Permit Parking Guidelines 4.0 provided by Roads and Maritime Services.
The resident must first prove that they reside at the subject property, and that there is not sufficient parking space inside their property to park their vehicle(s), and that there is no unrestricted on-street parking available near their residence.
The permit must be displayed on the front left side of the dashboard of the vehicle, in such a way that it is clearly visible from the outside.
The granting of this permit is subject to approval. Misuse of the permit may result in the use of the permit being cancelled or suspended, and a parking infringement notice being issued, e.g. the permit does not apply to the vehicle on which it is displayed (different rego).
The permit does not give exemption from other parking restrictions which may be present in the Resident Parking Scheme (RPS) area, e.g. No stopping zones, bus zones, loading zones.
Once issued, the permit will only apply to the vehicle whose registration details are displayed on the permit. Council must be notified when registration details change.
This permit is the responsibility of the resident and retained at all times except when lent to a visitor, who does not reside in the area, to display on their vehicle when parked within the RPS zone.
This permit must be returned to the resident before the subject vehicle leaves the area. This permit cannot be used on a resident vehicle for which a Resident Parking permit was not issued.
This permit is to be used on an irregular basis only. Regular over-use of this permit may result in a suspension of use and a parking infringement notice being issued.
There are no parking spaces set aside for the exclusive use of permit holders. It does not guarantee a parking space outside the permit holder’s residence or any other space within the Resident Parking Scheme (RPS) zone.
Permit holders are exempt from observing timed permissive parking signs, e.g. 2-hour parking zones, 1-hour parking zones, etc., within the sign-posted RPS area. Motorists who do not hold a permit can still park within the RPS zone, but they must adhere to the time restrictions indicated on the permissive parking signs.
Only the road authority (Maitland City Council) can issue a permit.
The road authority may introduce an RPS on a street-by-street basis, not for individual properties.
All permits will expire on 30 June 2021. Applications need to be submitted before this date.
Permit holders need to re-apply to Council for permit renewal.
For more information search 'Permit Parking' on the TfNSW website.