Parking Bylaw 6059

The City of Vancouver regulates parking to balance the needs of residents, commuters, and visitors.

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This electronic version is amended up to January 24, 2017.

(Note to subscribers: The most recent paper update is amended up to January 24, 2017. Subsequent amendments which may appear in this electronic consolidation will be included in a future update package.)

Explanation of amendments since January 1, 2014

  • Summary of Changes to the Parking Bylaw, July 2018  (670 KB). On July 25, 2018, amendments to the Parking Bylaw were approved in principle by Council. It is anticipated that the amendments will be enacted in September, 2018, and will come into effect on January 1, 2019.
    • All development permit applications received after January 1, 2019, will be subject to new requirements for vehicle parking, bicycle parking, passenger loading (pick-up-drop-off spaces), and transportation demand management. 
    • Development permit applications meeting the new requirements submitted prior to this may be considered on a case by case basis.
    • Should you wish to submit a development permit application subject to the new requirements prior to January 1, 2019, please contact your assigned development planner.
  • Section 4  (3.3 MB) - Off-Street Parking Space Regulations, amended with changes to the waiver of parking requirements for commercial or residential payment-in-lieu relief, as enacted by Council on April 15, 2014.
  • Appendix A (11 KB) is revised periodically to reflect amending bylaw numbers.
  • Schedule C  (69 KB) - CD-1 Parking District Areas, is updated periodically with newly enacted CD-1 sites.


  • Section 1 (8 KB) - Short Title
  • Section 2 (319 KB) - Definitions
  • Section 3 (139 KB) - Administration
  • Section 4 (3.3 MB) - Off-Street Parking Space Regulations
  • Section 5 (36 KB) - Off-Street Loading Space Regulations
  • Section 6 (40 KB) - Off-Street Bicycle Space Regulations
  • Section 7 (24 KB) - Off-Street Passenger Space Regulations
  • Sections 8 to 14 (6 KB) - Amendments to Zoning and Development Bylaw and the Official Development Plan Bylaws
  • Section 15 (14 KB) - General Prohibition, Offence and Penalties
  • Section 16 (6 KB) - Schedules
  • Section 17 (8 KB) - Effective Date of Bylaw



  • Appendix A (11 KB) - List of Amending Bylaws to the Parking Bylaw
  • Appendix B (9 KB) - Table of Metric Equivalents


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