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Parking in Vancouver

The City of Vancouver manages parking to balance the needs of residents, commuters, and visitors. The City has 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.


Pay a ticket now

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.

Find parking

Time-limited and metered parking

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

Parking in your neighbourhood

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


Know the rules

Tickets and towing

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

Parking for businesses

Commercial and business parking

Find out about how to meet the parking needs of your business. Learn about commercial loading zones and lanes, tour-bus parking, reserving metered spaces for commercial use and adding and removing parking meters.

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