P15 and P60 Parking Signs
A parking space with a P15 or P60 sign allows the vehicle to be parked in that space for the amount of time shown (15 minutes or 60 minutes). Once the allowed time has expired you must move your vehicle to a new 'parking place' which is the area between two P parking signs. If your vehicle remains parked in this space for longer than the allowed time you can be fined an infringement of $40.00.
Electronic sensors which are fixed to the road surface within parking spaces indicate when a car has been parked longer than the allowed time.
The fee for metered parks is $1 per hour city wide however, the meters in the inner city have a maximum time limit of 3 hours. Unlimited-time metered parks can be found on the outer CBD streets.
Meters take all denominations of New Zealand coins: 10c, 20c, 50c, $1 and $2. The parking time will start as soon as the coins are inserted.
Pay & Display parks
Pay and display machines are located around Rotorua CBD. The machines are coin operated and will produce a ticket to be displayed in your car.