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West End parking permit rates

COVID-19 update

Eligibility for non-market rate with Canada Recovery Benefit CRB

If you're receiving the Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB) you may be eligible for the non-market rate. Apply for a parking permit in person at one of our offices with all the​​​​​​​ required documents for an annual permit as well as the required documents for proof of the CRB benefit .

If you have already purchased your 2021 permit and are eligible for the CRB non-market rate, call 3-1-1.

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 $401.13
($382.03 + 19.10 GST)
Temporary non-refundable market rate (short term, 90 days) $101.01
Non-market legacy rate (current permit holder) $90.93
($86.60 + 4.33 GST)
Non-market exempt rate (low income household) $90.93
($86.60 + 4.33 GST)

  The temporary market rate permit can only be purchased in person, is renewable, and must be displayed on your dashboard to avoid ticketing.

Extended hours at West End Community Centre permit parking desk

Purchase your permit online whenever possible.

​​​​​​​ Due to COVID-19 regulations, expect a longer wait time when applying in person. Ensure that you have all required documents as you will be turned away for incorrect or out of date documents. 

Date Time
Saturday, May 29 9am – 2:30pm
Monday, May 31 9am – 7:30pm
Tuesday, June 1 9am – 7:30pm
Wednesday, June 2 9am – 7:30pm
Thursday, June 3 9am – 7:30pm

All decals are mailed out and cannot be picked up in person.

West End Community Centre Parking Counter
870 Denman Street
Monday to Friday (9am-1pm or 2pm-5pm)

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 numberApply for the non-market legacy rate

To apply for the non-market legacy rate, have your current 7 digit permit number ready. You can find the 7 digit permit number below your licence plate, or on the permit receipt.

If you are having trouble applying online, check that your:

  • Previous permit number has been correctly entered
  • Address, vehicle, licence plate, and registration is the same as last year. If more than two of these application items has changed, you will have to apply in person. 

Permits are non-transferable and any changes to address, vehicle or license plate must be kept up to date throughout the year. ​​​​​​​

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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. Apply online or in person with the required documents.

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 at the non-market 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 apply for a permit at the non-market legacy rate at:

  • West End Community Centre Permit Parking Counter
    870 Denman Street
    Monday to Friday (9am – 1pm or 2pm – 5pm)

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 accepted)] that show your name and address in the West End on: 

  • One bill between June 1, 2017 and August 31, 2017
  • One bill for each of 2018, 2019 and 2020 
  • One bill from April 2021

Replace or refund your parking decal

Find out how to replace your parking decal if your vehicle is damaged, stolen, or changed, or your decal is misplaced.


West End Community Centre Permit Parking Counter
870 Denman Street
Monday to Friday (9am-1pm or 2pm-5pm)

Vancouver City Hall, Revenue Services
453 West 12th Avenue
Monday to Friday (8:30am-5pm)