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Buy your annual parking permit

To make purchasing your annual residential parking permit as quick and easy as possible, we offer three ways to do it:

  • Online (24 hours a day, seven days a week)
  • Over the phone, by calling 3-1-1 (seven days a week)
  • In person, during business hours

How your purchase works

Regardless of how you choose to purchase your permit, your application is treated the same way:

  1. You complete your purchase either online, by phone, or in person
  2. Three hours after applying, your licence plate number is transferred into the parking enforcement database, and you may begin parking on the street in your zone
  3. Within 10 business days, your new permit will be mailed to the residential address you provided (assuming your application is approved). (If you do not receive your permit in the mail within 10 business days, please phone 3-1-1.) 
  4. You must affix your decal to your windshield immediately after you receive it, otherwise your vehicle may be ticketed
  5. Annual permits will now be available on the first day of the month in which the decal expires (for example, permits for West End residents expire May 31, so renewals begin May 1)

Parking permit conditions

In order to make sure that everyone has access to available on-street parking within their neighbourhoods, your permit comes with the following conditions:

  • Your permit is only valid in the zone indicated on your decal
  • You cannot alter your permit in any way
  • The licence plate of your vehicle must match the licence plate printed on the decal
  • If you move, change your vehicle, or change your licence plate, your permit is no longer valid.
  • If your permit has not yet expired, you must return your decal in person to our parking permit office

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Ways to buy your annual residential parking permit

Buy your permit online

If you live in the parking permit zone, have valid car insurance registered to your name and address, have a valid email address, and want to pay by credit card, you can purchase your parking permit online.

Buy your permit over the phone

If you live in the parking permit zone, have valid car insurance registered to your name and address, have a valid email address, and want to pay by credit card, you can purchase your parking permit over the phone by calling 3-1-1.

Buy your permit in person

If you wish to pay for your permit by cash, cheque, or debit card - or you are not the registered owner or lessee of the vehicle - you must purchase your permit in person.

Ask. Tell. Connect.

Phone 3-1-1 to ask, tell, and connect with the City

Outside Vancouver:
604-873-7000

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Have a King Edward Campus, PNE, or VGH parking permit?

Remember to renew your parking permit

Did you know your annual parking permit expires July 31?

Buy your permit for the coming year starting July 1.

How to attach your decal

Peel off the liner and stick the decal in the following place:

  • Cars: on the inside, lower-left corner of the driver's side windshield
  • Motorcycle: on the left, front fork
  • Scooter: under the front of the seat, on the seat support

Your vehicle may be ticketed and towed if you stick your decal on with any other method, such as tape or plastic.

Do not give your decal to another driver. They are non-transferrable.

Last modified: Thu, 31 Oct 2013 12:05:34

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