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Tickets and towing

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The City of Vancouver's parking bylaws help to ensure everyone’s safety and convenience.

The City tickets and tows vehicles to:

  • Maintain the flow of traffic, particularly during rush hour
  • Ensure parking space turnover in high-demand areas
  • Simplify parking for residents in their neighbourhoods

Our parking enforcement officers patrol seven days a week on foot, by bicycle, and in vehicles.

Your vehicle can be towed if:

  •  You have broken a parking bylaw
  • Your vehicle has been abandoned, and is a safety hazard, or inconvenience to other motorists or pedestrians

The City of Vancouver has a contract with Busters to tow and impound vehicles from city streets and parks, under Impounding Bylaw 3519. 

Was your vehicle towed?

Claim a towed vehicle

Was your car towed? Find out where you can claim towed vehicles, and how much it will cost.

Pay now

Pay your parking ticket

Review and pay parking tickets online, or pay by phone or in person. Pay within 14 days for a 50 per cent discount.

Know the parking rules

Know the parking regulations, and avoid getting towed.

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.

Parking ticket problems

Ticket questions, errors, and disputes

Learn what to do if you have a question about your parking ticket or think you received a ticket in error. Learn what to do if a ticket cannot be cancelled.

Parking tickets by mail

You may get a notice in the mail about a parking ticket that you did not receive on your vehicle. You must pay the parking ticket.

Ask. Tell. Connect.

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

Outside Vancouver:
604-873-7000

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More ways to contact us

Pay a ticket online

The fastest way to pay your parking ticket is online.

Learn more

Download the free PayByPhone smartphone app

Visit the PayByPhone website

Pay only for the minutes you park. Get reminders and extend your time.

Download the iPhone app in the App Store

Download the Android app on Google Play

Get the BlackBerry app on BlackBerry App World

Last modified: Fri, 15 Mar 2013 14:41:47

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