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Parking & Towing

Pay Parking and Ticketing

Pay Parking 
A mix of short and long-term metered parking, along with some permit parking was introduced in a variety of areas of high parking demand throughout some Richmond City Centre streets on August 1, 2002.

Motorists are advised to check street signage when parking to verify pay and/or permit parking requirements for that area.
Block parking meters are conveniently located within a block to limit the walk.

Effective July 1st, 2010 short-term, on-street pay parking rates are a maximum of $2.50 an hour ($0.50 per 12 minutes) between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. daily in the downtown core. Payments for on-street pay parking can be made by coin or by using our AutoPay cellular-based system. For more information, please see our Pay Parking page.

Monthly on-street permit parking is available at the rate of $50 per month.

Monthly parking permits can be obtained from City Hall.

Monthly Parking is also available for off-street parking at a cost of $40 per month in the three existing City pay parking lots, including Minoru Park (at the Lawn Bowling Green and Gateway Theatre parking lots), and Brighouse Park. Note; Availability of space is subject to demand.

Pay parking encourages increased turnover for the limited on-street parking spaces available in Richmond City Centre. In addition, public safety is enhanced by the increased presence of uniformed patrollers on City streets. Revenue from pay parking helps to offset rising City costs and moderate tax increases.

For more information on pay parking call the City of Richmond Parking Office at 604-276-4345 or contact us via email at

Parking Tickets
Enforcement of parking regulations is the responsibility of our Community Bylaws Division. For more information on paying or disputing tickets see Parking Ticket Payment Options.