Parking for Downtown Residents with No Garage or Driveway

Downtown residential parking program for residents in zones 1, 1A, 2 and 3 with no garage or driveway.

The primary objective of the downtown residential parking program is to provide long-term on-street parking for residents without a driveway or garage (includes personal and private or public parking structure) in zones 1, 1A, 2, and 3 for a vehicle currently registered in your name.

The free long-term permits are available to any individual resident in zones 1, 1A, 2 and 3 that meet the qualifications as outlined in the Vancouver Municipal Code 9.68.180, City Government, Municipal Codes, Title 9 traffic, Chapter 9.68, Section 9.68.180), without a driveway or garage (includes personal and private or public parking structure), and provides:

  • Proof of residency, such as mail with your name, address, and postmark within the last 30 days 
  • Current picture identification, such as a driver’s license
  • Copy of your current vehicle registration in your name

Downtown residential parking permits do not apply to:

  • Loading zones
  • Posted ‘No Parking’ areas
  • Metered spaces, unless posted as meter and permit parking
  • Illegal parking practices

Permits must be displayed to be visible for enforcement, either hung from the rear-view mirror or on the dashboard of the vehicle, and are only valid for the vehicle with the license listed on the permit.  A map outlining parking zones 1, 1A, 2 and 3 is printed on the back for reference. Link to PDF of zone map.

If you have questions or concerns regarding the downtown residential parking program, please call Parking Services at (360) 487-8650 or Customer Service at (360) 487-8454.