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West End parking permit rates

COVID-19 update

May 14, 2020: If you're receiving the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) you may be eligible for the non-market rate. Find out how to apply

If you have already purchased your 2020 permit and are eligible for the CERB non-market rate, contact us at

Many facilities are closed or have reduced service. There's a lot you can still do online, by phone, or by appointment

Parking permits can be purchased online or by calling 3-1-1. If you're paying by cash or debit, make an appointment to visit City Hall in person by calling 3-1-1. The permit parking desk at the West End Community Centre is currently closed.

If you do not fit the requirements to apply online, attach the required documents for an annual permit and email them to

All West End permits are available at the market rate. If you're a proven long term resident or you live in a household with limited income, you may be eligible to apply at the non-market rate.

Permit type Cost
Market rate $393.27
($374.54 + 18.73 GST)
Temporary non-refundable market rate (short term, 90 days) $98.05
Non-market legacy rate (current permit holder) $82.67
($78.73 + 3.94 GST)
Non-market exempt rate (low income household) $82.67
($78.73 + 3.94 GST)

  The temporary market rate permit is payable by credit card only, renewable, and must be displayed on your dashboard to avoid ticketing. If you're interested, email

Non-market legacy permit rate for current permit holders

You are eligible for the non-market legacy permit rate if you meet all the following criteria:

  • Purchased a West End parking permit before September 1, 2017
  • Continue to live in the West End permit zone
  • Did not let your permit expire for more than 90 days
  • Did not return your permit more than 90 days ago

 If you get an additional vehicle, a permit will cost the market rate.

If you are eligible, you must apply within 90 days of May 31 of any given year to receive the non-market legacy rate.

 If for any reason you let your non-market legacy rate permit lapse for more than 90 days, the market rate will apply. There are no exceptions.

Parking permit number To apply for the non-market legacy rate, have your current 7 digit permit number ready. If you're having trouble applying online, check the previous permit number to ensure that the number has been correctly entered. You can find the previous 7 digit permit number below your licence plate on the permit you purchased last, or on last year’s permit receipt

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Non-market exempt permit rate for residents in low-income households

In response to affordability concerns, residents in low-income households can apply for a permit at the non-market exempt rate. As permit offices are closed due to COVID-19, email with your request and attach the:

If we have questions about your application, we will contact you.

Apply online using your OneCard

If you are enrolled in our Leisure Access Program, you can apply for a permit at the non-market exempt rate online or in person using your Vancouver Park Board OneCard number.

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Low-income criteria

Non-market legacy rate for long-term residents who have never applied for the non-market legacy rate

In March 2019, Council approved changes to the bylaw which allows long-term residents of the West End who never applied for a legacy permit before September 1, 2017 to apply for non-market legacy rate permit.

You may be eligible for the non-market legacy permit rate if you meet all the following criteria:

  • Have continuously lived in the West End since before September 1, 2017 (with no gaps)
  • Continue to live in the West End permit zone
  • Have never purchased a West End permit at the non-market legacy rate

 If you purchase another vehicle at a later date, a permit will cost the market rate.

Apply in person with required documents

If you match all the above criteria, bring the required documents with you to the parking permit desk at the West End Community Centre to apply for a permit at the non-market legacy rate. You'll also need to meet the requirements to obtain a parking permit.

We will require a series of non-personal mail [for example: a phone, cable, hydro bill, or credit card statement (letters from a friend or family member are not acceptable)] that shows your address in the West End:

  • Between June 1, 2017 and August 31, 2017
  • A bill from every subsequent 3 months until the permit purchase date (for example: if you purchase your permit in May 2020, you could bring in a bill from August 2017, and subsequent bills from December 2017, April 2018, August 2018, December 2018, April 2019, August 2019, December 2019, and April 2020)