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Residential parking permits

City of Vancouver residential parking permits give residents priority in high-demand areas.

A residential parking permit ensures that you have priority parking on the street in your neighbourhood.

Residential parking programs are created in areas where there is a high demand for parking. This can include neighbourhoods with schools, hospitals, or busy commercial areas.

Streets with residential parking combine restricted resident parking with time-limited and unregulated spaces for visitors.

Exceptions to residential parking rules

A vehicle is exempt from the residential parking rules if it is:

  • Displaying a valid SPARC permit for people with disabilities. These vehicles can park for up to three hours
  • A car share vehicle (Modo, Zipcar, and car2go). Car share vehicles can park for an unlimited amount of time in residentially restricted zones, in support of our goal to become the greenest city by 2020

Get your annual residential parking permit

Buy your annual parking permit

Find out how to buy your annual residential parking permit online, over the phone, or in person. Please phone 3-1-1 if you did not receive your permit in the mail within 10 business days.

Replace your parking decal

If you changed your vehicle, or your parking decal is lost, damaged, or stolen, you can get a replacement. Find out how.

Short-term and visitor parking permits

If you or a guest need short-term parking in your neighbourhood, you can get a temporary permit. Find out how.

Request a refund for your permit

If you no longer need street parking in your neighbourhood and have more than 1 month left on your parking permit, you can get a partial refund. Find out how.

Permit fees and zones

Check our map to find out what parking zone you live in, and learn the current annual fee for your permit.

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Remember to renew your parking permit

Did you know your annual parking permit expires June 30, 2016?

Buy your permit for the coming year starting June 1.

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