Ask to add or remove meters
Parking meters prevent drivers from parking too long in one place. This encourages more frequent turnover of parking spaces, so business patrons and visitors can find parking.
You can request a review of parking meters by the City of Vancouver in your area to:
- Add meters
- Remove meters
Before you make a meter request
If you want the City to add meters, first check Schedule A, pages 1-13 of Parking Meter Bylaw 2952, to see if the area is in an approved meter zone.
If you are a business owner, speak with your Business Improvement Area first if there are no existing meters in your area, or your business is located outside of meter zone boundaries.
If you want the City to remove meters, keep in mind we only remove meters when they block the visibility of motorists.
How we review your request
If you want meters to be added or removed, we will:
- Investigate whether there is demand for short-term parking
- Verify if the area is located in an approved meter zone
- Send your request for approval
- If approved, install or remove meters