Designated Disabled On-Street Parking
The City of New Westminster has developed a new policy for designated disabled on-street parking spaces in residential neighbourhoods which will accommodate residents with mobility challenges who do not have adequate on-site parking.
The policy outlines that:
- Disabled Parking cannot be established in an area already restricted as NO PARKING or NO STOPPING.
- Disabled Parking is not designated when off-street parking (driveway, garage or parking lot) is available and accessible.
- Disabled Parking signs do not exempt a vehicle from other parking regulations.
- Disabled Parking Spaces may be used by anyone with a valid SPARC permit.
- The City reserves the right to reject requests for Disabled Parking Spaces that will be used infrequently or will cause a hazard to the public.
- Disabled Parking Spaces are subject to review every three (3) years, or when the City of New Westminster deems appropriate. Should the need no longer exist, the sign designating the space will be removed.
- When the Disabled Parking Space is no longer needed due to the applicant’s change in residence or change in eligibility status, the applicant or a member of his/her household shall notify the City of New Westminster’s Engineering Services within thirty (30) days of this change.
To apply for a Disabled On-Street Parking Space near your residence, please submit the following documentation to the City of New Westminster’s Engineering Services:
- The completed Residential Disabled Parking application.
- A written statement from the property owner/strata council that no off-street parking space (driveway, garage or lot) is available, or why the available off-street parking is inadequate.
- The completed attending physician’s form documenting the need for a Residential Disabled Parking Space.
- A photocopy of the SPARC permit documentation