The City of Vancouver is authorized to ticket, tow, and impound vehicles abandoned on city streets and laneways under Impounding Bylaw 3519.
A vehicle is considered abandoned if it:
- Is unlicensed
- Is uninsured
- Does not display valid plates
- Is in poor condition - e.g. is damaged or in obvious disrepair - or inoperable
- Has been parked for more than 14 days on a street other than the street recorded as the address of the registered owner
Report an abandoned vehicle
To report an abandoned vehicle, contact 3-1-1. They will need the:
- Vehicle location
- License plate
- Date expired
Due to the high demand for towing, it can take up to four days to impound a vehicle.