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Tow truck in the City of Vancouver

Your vehicle can be towed if:

  • You have broken a parking bylaw
  • Your vehicle has been abandoned, and is a safety hazard, or inconvenience to other motorists or pedestrians

The City of Vancouver has a contract with Busters to tow and impound vehicles from city streets and parks, under Impounding Bylaw 3519

Towing fees

Fees do not include taxes, and are collected by the towing company. Tickets for parking violations are charged in addition to towing fees, and are collected by the City.

 

Vehicle type Base fee Surcharges added to base fee
Regular-sized cars,
pickups and vans

(Gross vehicle weight:
2,999 kg or less)
$77.46

Fuel surcharge:

  • $9.30 for the first 6 km
  • $0.32 per km over 6 km

Distance surcharge on any tow 6 km or more:

  • $2.64 per km
Medium-sized trucks
and trailers

(Gross vehicle weight:
3,000 to 6,300 kg)
$81.80

Fuel surcharge:

  • $9.82 for the first 6 km
  • $0.37 per km over 6 km

Distance surcharge on any tow 6 km or more:

  • $3.05 per km
Large-sized trucks
and trailers

(Gross vehicle weight:
6,301 to 9,072 kg)
$129.67

Fuel surcharge:

  • $15.56 for the first 6 km
  • $0.45 per km over 6 km

Distance surcharge on any tow 6 km or more:

  • $3.72 per km

Heavy trucks and trailers

(Gross vehicle weight:
9,073 kg or more)

$172.47

Fuel surcharge:

  • $20.70 for the first 6 km
  • $0.94 per km over 6 km

Distance surcharge on any tow 6 km or more:

  • $7.83 per km
Small motorcycles
(less than 400cc)
$77.46

Fuel surcharge:

  • $9.30 for the first 6 km
  • $0.32 per km over 6 km

Distance surcharge on any tow 6 km or more:

  • $2.64 per km
Large motorcycles
(400cc or more)
$81.80

Fuel surcharge:

  • $9.82 for the first 6 km
  • $0.37 per km over 6km

Distance surcharge on any tow 6 km or more:

  • $3.05 per km

 

No. days vehicle impounded Storage fee per day or partial day
First 7 days $23.28
After the 7th day $10.00

 

Tow with dolly
$25.00 if required (subject to 12% fuel surcharge)

Related issues

Pay your parking ticket

Review and pay parking tickets online, or pay by phone or in person. Pay within 14 days for a 40 per cent discount.

Abandoned vehicles

Report an abandoned vehicle on public property, and find out what you should do if you get an abandoned vehicle ticket.

Parking tips, regulations, and bylaws

Avoid getting a ticket by knowing the top parking laws. Park smart by following this guide to parking bylaws in Vancouver.

Has your car been towed?

You may find your car at the
City Impound Yard
425 Industrial Ave.
Phone: 604-685-8181

Open 24 hours, every day

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Recover abandoned vehicles

Contact this location if you think your car might have been left abandoned, or parked without valid insurance.

City Abandoned Vehicle Yard
1150 E Kent Ave South
Phone: 604-321-6527

Open Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm
(excluding holidays)

Has your car been towed?