Accessible parking rules

In Vancouver, you must have a valid SPARC permit to park at:

  • Designated disabled parking zones
  • Accessible meter spots

Under section 17.2(j) of Street and Traffic Bylaw 2849, it is illegal for a vehicle without a valid SPARC permit to park in designated disabled parking zones.

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Accessible parking

Find accessible parking in Vancouver. Learn about parking exemptions for people with disabilities, and how to get a SPARC parking permit.

Don't park at a broken meter

Do not park at a broken parking meter to avoid a ticket.

To report a broken meter, phone 3-1-1 and:

  • Provide the six digit meter number located on the side of the meter 
  • If you lose money in the broken meter, 3-1-1 will provide a credit of up to a $2 worth of parking

Read the bylaw

Street & Traffic Bylaw

Regulates traffic, the use of streets, and the size and weight of vehicles that are permitted to travel on City of Vancouver streets.