Buy an annual or a short-term residential parking permit

What you need to know
What you need to know

First time buying a permit? Before you buy, get familiar with the rules, eligibility, required documents, fees, zones, and more.

Renew your permit starting on the first day of the month that your permit expires – just buy a new permit for the year ahead.

Due to the closure of all Park Board community centres, the West End Parking Desk is closed until further notice.

To purchase a permit, phone 3-1-1 or visit City Hall at 453 W 12th Ave.

All Fairview and Kitsilano Point permits that expire on March 31 will be honoured until April 30. Buy your permit for the year ahead before April 30.


Buy a permit online or by phone

You can buy your permit online or by phone if you meet all 3 requirements. You are the:

  1. Resident of the permit zone
  2. Registered owner or lessee of the vehicle
  3. Declared principal operator of the vehicle and have valid ICBC insurance that shows your current address on both pages 1 and 2 of your insurance documents

Buy a permit online

To buy a permit by phone, call 3-1-1 (open 7am to 10pm daily).


Buy a permit in person

You need to buy your permit in person if you are:

  • The declared principal operator of the vehicle and have ICBC insurance that shows a different mailing address on page 1 from your address in the permit zone on page 2
  • The driver of someone else's vehicle, driver of a company car, dual resident, homecare provider, student from outside of BC, or a new resident from out of province
  • Purchasing a short term or visitor permit 
  • Applying for the West End Zone Permit at the non-market rate and aren't enrolled in the Leisure Access Program

Buy a permit in person

Before you buy a permit

Parking permit not received

Let us know if your parking permit was not recieved in the mail within 10 business days.