How to pay for parking

Pay Vancouver parking meters using your smartphone.

Pay using the Paybyphone mobile app.

Download the iPhone app in the App Store   Download the Android app on Google Play   Get the BlackBerry app on BlackBerry App World

The Paybyphone app allows you to:

Park for up to four hours after 6pm
Park overnight by paying ahead for the next day
Extend your parking session using your phone
Get the app in Spanish, Chinese or Punjabi
Get receipts by email or access them online
Get text alerts before your time expires

Get a Paybyphone account

Visit the PayByPhone website external url icon or phone 604-909-7275 (PARK) and provide the following information:

  • Cell phone number
  • Credit card number (Visa or MasterCard)
  • Licence plate number

Note Your details are saved and automatically recognized when you pay by phone. Your credit card number is encrypted, never entered, displayed, or spoken during a transaction.

Unsure about creating an account?

  • You can use the PayByPhone guest account external url icon
  • Pay at the parking meter:
    • Using coins
    • Pay with your credit card at select meters and paystations (​Your information is encrypted and sent electronically to the payment centre)

Avoid getting a parking ticket

  • Do not park at a broken meter
    • Call 3-1-1 to report it
    • Do not keep putting coins into the meter as we can only refund up to $2
  • Ensure you select and pay for the correct licence plate
  • Get back to your car before the meter runs out of time

Learn more about 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.

Large vehicles

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

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.