Vancouver City Hall

Paying the City

There are a variety of ways you can make a payment to the City of Vancouver. You can either make a payment:

  • Online - fastest and most convenient
  • By mail or courier
  • In person

 Please view your bill to find out how you can pay. Payment locations and addresses vary and are dependent on the type of fee. 

Paying your parking ticket

Pay parking tickets online, by phone, or in person. Pay within 14 days of the issue date and get 40% off the full amount.

Paying your taxes

Pay your property tax and Empty Homes Tax (Vacancy Tax). Get information on ways to pay your taxes.

Paying your utility bill

Find out how much you owe on your utility bill and what payment options are available.

Pay for permits, licences, decals, rentals, and more

Buy a residential parking permit

Buy your annual, short-term, or visitor residential parking permit online, over the phone, or in person.

Business licences

Get information on the types of businesses that require licences, and how to apply for, renew, cancel, and manage your business licence.

Dog licences and tags

Buying a new dog licence or managing an existing dog licence. How having a dog licence helps keep your dog and other dogs safe.

Stickers for extra garbage bags

Get extra garbage stickers so you can place excess garbage that won't fit in your bin in a garbage bag.

Security alarm permit

Apply for and manage your security alarm permit.

Commercial vehicle decals and plates

To use a vehicle for business purposes, you need an annual commercial vehicle licence decal (and maybe a permit plate). Apply for and manage your decal and plate.

Pay Development Cost Levy and Development Cost Charge

How to pay the fees for Development Cost Levy (DCL) and Development Cost Charge (DCC) fees.

Filming fees

Review filming and commercial photography fees for filming in Vancouver.

Pay by-law notice

Review and pay your Vacancy Tax (Empty Homes Tax) by-law notice online, or pay by phone or in person.

Pay your water ticket

Pay water tickets online, or pay by phone or in person. Pay within 14 days for a 50% discount.

Burrard Civic Marina

Apply for moorage or land storage at the Burrard Civic Marina. Also, find information, services and fees for the marina.

Heather Civic Marina

Find information, services and fees for the Heather Civic Marina – one of the City of Vancouver’s marinas in False Creek.