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Parking tips, regulations, and bylaws

Know the parking regulations, and avoid getting towed.

As the demand for on-street parking grows, the City of Vancouver has introduced regulations under our parking bylaws in more areas of the city.

This helps to maintain the flow of traffic, and ensure parking space turnover in busy areas. 

So park smart—know the top parking laws, and avoid getting a ticket or towed.

Learn about Vancouver's parking regulations

Parking when there is no signage

Find out the rules for parking on unsigned streets and lanes, including corner clearance, driveway and garage clearance, and angle parking.

Parking when there is signage

Find out the rules for parking on streets and lanes when there is signage. Learn more.

Abandoned vehicles

Report an abandoned vehicle on public property, and find out what you should do if you get an abandoned vehicle ticket.

Idling

Find out about idling regulations in the City of Vancouver, and the exceptions to the regulations.

Large vehicles

Find the rules about parking a large vehicle, including trailers, in Vancouver.

Ask. Tell. Connect.

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

Outside Vancouver:
604-873-7000

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Don't park at a broken meter

Do not park at a broken parking meter to avoid a ticket.

To report a broken meter, phone 3-1-1 and:

  • Provide the six digit meter number located on the side of the meter 
  • Request a refund for any money you put into the broken meter 

Read the bylaw

Street & Traffic Bylaw

Regulates traffic, the use of streets, and the size and weight of vehicles that are permitted to travel on City of Vancouver streets.

Last modified: Fri, 27 Jul 2012 18:05:43

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