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Pay your parking ticket

Parking ticket deadlines

Choose how you pay your parking ticket: online, by phone, in person, or by mail. Want to reduce the ticket amount? Pay within 14 days and you only pay half the amount displayed on the ticket.

Pay online

Pay your ticket online with Visa, MasterCard, or American Express. When paying online, you also will need one of the following:

  • Ticket or bylaw notice number (see Parts of a parking ticket, below)
  • License plate number

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If your ticket is unavailable online

If your ticket number does not display in the online payment system, check to make sure it is a City of Vancouver parking ticket. If it is, it may not have been entered into our system yet.

You can provide us the ticket information and we will manually add your ticket to the system. You can:

  • Bring the ticket to City Hall. Staff will enter the ticket into the system and you can pay it while you are at City Hall.
  • Fax a copy to Bylaw Fines at 604-873-7051. Once the ticket is entered, you can pay it through the online system. DO NOT send your credit card information by fax.
  • Scan and email a copy of the ticket to bylaw.fines@vancouver.ca. Once the ticket is entered, you can pay it through the online system. DO NOT send your credit card information by email.

Or you can wait, and try to pay your ticket online tomorrow.

If the online payment system is unavailable

If you try to pay online but the system is down for maintenance, and you need to meet a payment deadline, call 3-1-1 for help.

Pay by phone

Contact  When  Payment method 
  • 3-1-1 (within Vancouver)
  • 604-873-7000 (outside city limits)
  • 7-1-1 (TYY)
7:00am to 10:00pm daily  Credit card (Visa, MasterCard, and Amex) 

When paying by phone, you need one of the following:

  • Ticket or bylaw notice number  (see Parts of a parking ticket, below)
  • License plate number

Pay in person

You can pay parking tickets when City Hall is open or closed. When City Hall is closed, drop a cheque or money order through the mail slot at the 12th Avenue doors.

Make your cheque or money order payable to the City of Vancouver and write the number of the parking ticket or bylaw notice on it.

Pay by mail

City of Vancouver
Revenue Services
PO Box 7747 Station Terminal
Vancouver BC V6B 8R1

Make your cheque or money order payable to the City of Vancouver and write the number of the parking ticket or bylaw notice on it.

Returned or NSF payments

Non-sufficient funds (NSF) fee: $35.00 per cheque returned by the bank or credit card chargeback

No discounts are available to tickets with previous payments that have been returned by your bank because of NSF cheques or credit card chargebacks. The full ticket amount is due, plus the NSF fee.

Parts of a parking ticket

This is the date your ticket was issued.

This is the time the ticket was issued at.

This is your vehicle's licence plate number.

This is the notice number.

If you do not pay a parking ticket

Unpaid parking tickets are referred to a collection agency 61 days after the ticket was issued. This can impact your credit rating.

If you do not pay a parking ticket, you also risk your car being towed for parking violations.

If you receive a notice for a paid ticket

If you have paid your parking ticket but receive a notice or summons:

  • Your payment may have been applied to another ticket for the same vehicle
  • You may have paid the discounted amount after the 14-day deadline

Call 3-1-1 for help.

Ask. Tell. Connect.

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

Outside Vancouver:
604-873-7000

Speak your own language

When should you call 9-1-1? Click to find out       Deaf? Have difficulty speaking? Click to learn how to make a TTY call

More ways to contact us

Find Vancouver City Hall

Contact us

Bylaw Fines, Revenue Services

Email: bylaw.fines@vancouver.ca

Ticket facts

Did you know:

  • 80% of people pay their parking tickets within 60 days 
  • Less than 5% of all parking tickets are cancelled

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Last modified: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:41:35