Tickets and towing

Parking ticket on car windshield

Our parking enforcement officers patrol seven days a week on foot, by bicycle, and in vehicles.

Your vehicle can be towed if:

  •  You have broken a parking bylaw
  • Your vehicle has been abandoned, and is a safety hazard, or inconvenience to other motorists or pedestrians

The City of Vancouver has a contract with Busters to tow and impound vehicles from city streets and parks, under the Impounding Bylaw. 

COVID-19 updates
COVID-19 updates

To support essential workers working longer and more frequent shifts, we're temporarily suspending enforcement for:

  • Metered parking
  • Rush-hour zones
  • Residential permit-parking zones
  • Parking time limits, including the three-hour parking restriction


To help ensure street parking is available for healthcare and essential workers, please avoid street parking if you have off-street options.

Parking-enforcement officers will continue to enforce:

  • Parking in spots designated for people with disabilities
  • Safety violations
  • Impeding the movement of others 
  • Special zones that must remain open for other purposes


We'll monitor the situation and modify parking enforcement as needed, or if there are safety or community concerns.

Online permit parking sales and renewals will continue to be available. If you have a current permit on your vehicle, it will remain valid as issued. 

Claim a towed vehicle

Was your car towed? Find out where you can claim towed vehicles, and how much it will cost.

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.

Know the parking rules

Parking tips, regulations, and bylaws

Avoid getting a ticket by knowing the top parking laws. Park smart by following this guide to parking bylaws in Vancouver.

Parking ticket problems

Ticket questions, errors, and disputes

Learn what to do if you have a question about your parking ticket or think you received a ticket in error. Learn what to do if a ticket cannot be cancelled.

Parking tickets by mail

You may get a notice in the mail about a parking ticket that you did not receive on your vehicle. You must pay the parking ticket.