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Parking in Vancouver

We manage parking to balance the needs of residents, commuters, and visitors. We have rules about:

  • Where you can park
  • How much it costs to park
  • How to report parking-related issues

By following the rules, you can help maintain a smooth flow of traffic throughout Vancouver.

What's happening

Online survey: Tell us what you think

Parking needs continue to evolve as the metro core densifies and modes splits within the city change. We're looking to update the Parking Bylaw to better support our targets and goals outlined in Transportation 2040.

Tell us how you use off-street parking and your thoughts about the policies and changes being considered. Your feedback will be used to guide how we implement the actions in Transportation 2040. 

Take survey

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.

Time-limited and metered parking

On-street parking in Vancouver includes time-limited parking and metered parking.

Residential parking permits

Vehicles parked in residential parking zones must have a valid parking permit. Learn how to get one.

Pay for metered parking with the free PayByPhone smartphone app

Download PayByPhone

When you use the PayByPhone app, you:

  • Pay only for the minutes you park
  • Get reminders before your time on the meter expires
  • Can extend your time on the go, without running back to the meter

Download the PayByPhone app now

Learn more about how to pay for parking in Vancouver


Tickets and towing

Learn why the City tickets and tows vehicles, and how parking bylaws impact public safety and the flow of transportation.

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.

Commercial and business parking

Learn about commercial loading zones and lanes, tour-bus parking, reserving metered spaces, and adding and removing meters.

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