Parking large vehicles and trailers

Large vehicles, such as moving vans, oversize limousines, and construction trucks, may park on the street for up to three hours between 6:00am to 10:00pm. Large vehicles cannot park on the street between 10:00pm to 6:00am.

Some exceptions apply depending on:

  • Where the large vehicle is parked and what it is used for
  • If it has a street use permit

Trailers, when parked, must always be attached to vehicles.

Find out how the City defines a large vehicle and what the parking rules are.

Parking next to a business

For the purpose of parking next to a business, the City considers your vehicle to be large if  it matches at least one of these criteria:

  • Taller than 2.2 m (7 feet and 2.61 inches)
  • Longer than 6.4 m (21 feet)
  • Not primarily designed to move people
  • Seats 10 or more passengers

You may park your large vehicle next to a business at the following times:

 

6:00am-10:00pm

Up to three hours, unless the large vehicle:

  • is driven by the property owner or their employee
  • has a street use permit

10:00pm-6:00am

Not allowed, unless the large vehicle:

  • has a street use permit

Parking next to a residence, park, school, or church

For the purposes of parking next to a residence, park, school, or church, the City considers your vehicle to be large if it matches at least one of these criteria:

  • Taller than 2.2 m (7 feet and 2.61 inches)
  • Longer than 6.4 m (21 feet)
  • Heavier than 5,500 kg
  • Not primarily designed to move people
  • Seats 10 or more passengers

You may park your large vehicle next to a residence, park, school, or church at the following times:

 

6:00am-10:00pm

Up to three hours, unless the large vehicle:

  • is needed for a service call or the property is a construction site 
  • has a street use permit

10:00pm-6:00am

Not allowed, unless the large vehicle:

  • has a street use permit

These parking rules are set out in the Street and Traffic Bylaw, sections 20.1-20.3. 

Street use permits

Do you need to park a large vehicle at these times?

  • 6:00am to 10:00pm: over three hours
  • 10:00pm and 6:00am: anytime

Learn how to apply for a street use permit

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.