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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:
To report an abandoned vehicle, contact 3-1-1. They will need the:
Due to the high demand for towing, it can take up to four days to impound a vehicle.
If we determine your vehicle has been abandoned, we will:
Residential parking permits are not valid, nor are they issued, on uninsured vehicles. Vehicles without proper insurance are prohibited under the BC Motor Vehicles Act from parking on the street or lanes.
Was your car towed? Find out where you can claim towed vehicles, and how much it will cost.
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