What you need to know
We require a minimum of 7 to 10 business days from the time payment is received to process and issue the permit. This gives us time to post parking restriction signs and cover parking meters in advance.
Note If emergency work is required during the time you have reserved parking meters, the emergency work will take priority.
Lane use fees apply to the closures of:
- Traffic lanes
- Bicycle lanes
- Sidewalk closures
- Use of rear lanes (alleys)
If you require use of more than the curb lane, contact Engineering Services to determine if a lane use fee will impact your application.
Temporary street occupancy permits allow you to temporarily suspend posted parking regulations and temporarily occupy a street for:
- Construction deliveries
- Construction activities (for example, when a crane lift or concrete pour is needed)
- Moving trucks, to facilitate move-in and move-out of a building (homes, condominiums, or commercial needs)
- Service work (for example, window cleaning, sign installation)
- Waste containers and bins
- Placement of moving and storage containers
Note These permits are not issued for crew parking purposes and can't be used to take over a legitimately or previously parked space on the street.
Note Under the Streets and Traffic By-law 2849, section 30 PDF file (964 KB), a permit issued under subsection (3) does not authorize the permit holder to require any person lawfully occupying any such location to discontinue their occupancy.
Note You will not receive a refund for your temporary street occupancy permit if a car is parked in your permitted parking spot before signs are installed or if the signs are stolen or vandalized. If a car is in your permitted parking spot before the signs are up, it won't be towed.
5th floor, Crossroads
507 West Broadway (at Cambie St)
Monday to Friday (except holidays)
8:30am to 4pm, by appointment only
Read the by-law
Regulates traffic, the use of streets, and the size and weight of vehicles that are permitted to travel on City streets.
Information icon Section 30 of the by-law applies to temporary street occupancies.Street & Traffic Bylaw