Parking Permits

Please note that we are currently experiencing technical difficulties with our parking permit system and cannot process permits online at this time. We hope to have the system back up shortly. Thank you for your patience.

Starting in 2017, there will no longer be a $5.00 fee for renewals; all permits will be charged a flat rate of $15.00. Each household is entitled to a total of five permits.  The first three permits (1 visitor and 2 residential permits) can be purchased for $15.00 each. An additional two residential permits may be purchased for $50.00 each. Parking permits are valid until the last day of the month, one year from date of application.

Additionally, permit hangers will no longer be required to be displayed for residential permits. Hangers will still be required for visitor permits.

Permits will now expire at the end of the month, one year from date of purchase. If renewing a permit, please apply in the same month your current permit expires.


Permit parking allows residents to have priority parking in signed permit parking areas on their street. Permit parking does not guarantee permit holders the right to park in front of their own homes.  Permit parking does not guarantee a parking space at all; it only gives permit holders advantages over non-permit holders.

Permit parking is installed in response to situations where a chronic and heavy demand for on-street parking by non-residents is a concern.  It is not intended to address short-term intermittent parking problems generated by such things as pubs, parks, churches and construction.

There are two types of permit parking regulations: permit parking only and time-limit parking with permit exemption.  The permit only regulation is normally in effect full time, while the time limit regulation (usually 2 hours) would only be in effect between the hours of 8:00 am to 6:00 pm from Monday to Friday.

Each parking permit entitles the permit holder to park within a one block radius of the hundred block indicated on the permit.

  • Residential Parking Permits

    This permit is vehicle specific and requires a copy of the current ICBC vehicle registration for each vehicle (up to four) registered to a New Westminster address. The current ICBC vehicle registration for each parking permit must also be provided at the time of renewal.

    In the case of company vehicles, a letter on company letterhead confirming the vehicle is a company vehicle, the address of the principle driver, as well as the license plate number, make, model, year, and colour of the vehicle is required.

    In the event a new vehicle is purchased or the license plate changes, please bring in the new ICBC vehicle registration papers to City Hall or forward a copy to

    Visitor Parking Permits

    A visitor permit is not vehicle specific. There is only one visitor permit hanger issued per household  in a parking permit zone and it is valid until the last day of the month, one year from date of application. This visitor hanger is required to be displayed in a visiting vehicle at all times while parked on your street. Proof of residency, which displays your name and current address (i.e., utility bill, lease agreement, driver's licence) must be shown at time of application and every year at renewal time. 

    Please note: If the visitor permit is lost or stolen before it expires, it will NOT be replaced until the expiry date displayed on the permit unless there is a police file.

  • Permit parking regulations can be installed on most residential streets (at least 50% of fronting properties are exclusively residential) in New Westminster, provided they meet the required criteria.  Permit parking regulations are primarily intended for residential areas consisting of single family and older low density multifamily homes.  The program is not intended to deal with the parking demands of newer high density multifamily residential developments, which are expected to provided adequate on-site parking.

    Vehicles exceeding a gross vehicle weight of 5,500 kg or defined as a "Recreation Vehicle" are not eligible for Residential Parking Permits.

    Residential Parking Permit Zones

    For additional information about the City of New Westminster’s Resident Permit Parking Program please call Engineering Services at 604-527-4592.

     

  • Each household is entitled to a total of five permits.  The first three permits (1 visitor and 2 residential permits) can be purchased for $15.00 each. An additional two residential permits may be purchased for $50.00 each. Parking permits are valid until the last day of the month, one year from date of application.

    First 3 Permits (2 Residential/1 Visitor) Additional 2 Residential Permits
    $15.00 each $50.00 each

    Purchase your permit online

    Please note, you must live in a parking permit zone in order to purchase a permit.


    Residential and visitor parking permit online application


    Purchase your permit in person

    If you wish to pay for your permit by cash, cheque, or debit card, or you are not the registered owner or lessee of the vehicle, you must purchase your permit in person.

    Permits can be purchased with Engineering Services at City Hall, 511 Royal Avenue (Monday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm; Tuesdays - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm)

    How your purchase works:

    1. Complete your purchase either online or in person
    2. If applying in person, you will receive your permit at that time
    3. If applying online for a Residential Parking Permit:
      Three hours after applying, your licence plate number will be entered into the parking enforcement database, and you may begin parking on your street. Note that permit hangers are no longer required to be displayed for residential permits.
    4. If applying online for a Visitor Parking Permit:
      Within 10 business days, your new permit hanger will be mailed to the residential address you provide. This MUST BE DISPLAYED in order to park on your street.
       
  • To make sure everyone has access to available on-street parking in their neighbourhood:

    • Park in designated area as noted on your permit (within a one block radius of your residence)
    • Obey displayed parking signs and rules of the road as outlined in the Motor Vehicle Act
    • If you move, change your vehicle, or change your licence plate, your permit is no longer valid. Contact our office as soon as possible to update your information.


    Residential Permits

    • Ensure the licence plate number of your vehicle is registered in our system.
    • If you move, change your vehicle, or change your licence plate, your permit is no longer valid. Contact our office as soon as possible to update your information.


    Visitor Permits

    • Display on the rear view mirror stem and do not hang behind other items
    • Ensure the front of the permit is facing out
    • Report if lost or stolen
    • Do not misuse your permit (including selling, renting or copying the permit)
    • This permit is not valid at parking meters
  • Parking Services Office
    M-F: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
    T 604-519-2010
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