2017 Parking Rate Changes & Meter Replacements
Parking Services will begin implementing several new parking initiatives in 2017, including hourly rate increases and replacement of older coin-operated meters with new pay stations. More information.
On-Street Parking Options
The City offers a variety of on-street parking options in downtown Vancouver for visitors, customers, employees and residents, including coin-operated parking meters and card and coin-operated green paystations.
Parking Meters (coins only)
- 15-minute (yellow label)
- 30-minute (red label)
- 1-hour (green label)
- 90-minute (black label)
- 2-hour (blue label)
- 3-hour (orange label)
- 5-hour (silver/white)
- 10-hour (silver/white)
Parkmobile Pilot Project
Forgot change? Don't worry! The City is conducting a parking payment options pilot project in a three block area in downtown Vancouver. Look for the green Parkmobile stickers! Learn more.
Paystations (coins, debit, Visa or Master Card accepted)
- 2-hour (blue sign)
- 3-hour (orange sign)
Maximum time stays are posted on each meter and paystation sign. Overtime, "feeding the meter," or parking longer than the posted time stay is not allowed.
Learn how to use a parking paystation
Parking Coin-Meter Rates:
- All parking stalls with coin meters: $.50 per hour
- All 1-hour, 90-minute, 2-hour, 3-hour, 5-hour and 10-hour paystations: $1.25 per hour
All meters accept US coins. All paystations accept US coins, debit, Visa or Master Card.
20 Minutes Free in Some Locations
Your first 20 minutes are FREE on some on-street 1-hour, 90-minute, and 2-hour coin-meters in the downtown area. To get your free 20 minutes you must push the button before you insert your coin.
On-Street Parking Meter/Paystation Hours
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
On-street parking is not enforced and is free on weekends and the following holidays:
- New Year’s Day
- Martin Luther King’s Birthday
- Presidents’ Day
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Columbus Day
- Veterans’ Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- The day after Thanksgiving
- Christmas Day
On-Street Parking Permits
Parking Services manages more than 500 on-street parking stalls designated for all day permit parking. On-street parking permits are $57 per month. Take advantage of electronic parking permit renewal services by doing the following:
- Complete the Parking Permit application and return the signed original to the City of Vancouver's Customer Service 415 W. 6th Street.You must bring your signed original application with you when you come to Customer Service to pay for and pick up your permit.
- Pay for and receive cling permit in person at Customer Service in City Hall,
- Permit renewals may be obtained online, by mail, telephone or in person at the City of Vancouver Customer Service
Due to a recent increase in demand, you may lose your permit if you fail to renew it on time. To avoid this, please ensure that you renew your parking permit before midnight on the last day of the calendar month.
Off-Street Parking Options
Recognizing the importance of affordable and convenient parking options for the success of downtown redevelopment efforts, the City of Vancouver owns and operates 3 surface parking lots and 2 Park 'n Go parking garage facilities.
If you would like to pay for your off-street parking permit, please print, complete and bring the ACH Debit Authorization Form with your application to Customer Service.
The debit from your checking/saving account will occur on the 25th of each month which will pay for the next month’s permit (previously this was processed on the 10th) ~ this change is necessary in order to ensure all payments are received BEFORE the permit expiration date (if the 25th should fall on a weekend, payment will occur on the next business day).
Due to a recent increase in demand, the City now has a wait list for all off-street parking permits except for the Vancouvercenter garage.
To avoid deactivation of your permit, please ensure that you renew your parking permit before midnight on the last day of the calendar month.
|Lot or Garage||Current Parking Rates|
Lot #1 Smith Tower Lot
Lot #2 Evergreen Lot
Lot #5 Park 'n GoTM
Reserved Stalls: Monthly parking passes are issued by City Center Parking. To obtain or renew parking passes, email Brad Cannon at portlandCSR@citycenterparking.com or phone (503) 499-0720.
Meter Rates: $ .50/hour
Lot #11 Broadway Lot
Lot #18 Park 'n GoTM Vancouvercenter Garage
Payment to park is required at all times in the garage.
In the near future, construction on the Vancouvercenter South Tower will impact the garage directly as well as the streets and sidewalks around Vancouvercenter. At various stages of construction, some parking spaces will be unavailable on all three levels.
1.25 per hour
Please view the Downtown Employee Parking Guide for alternative parking options.Taking transit and carpooling are also good commute options. Go to www.c-tran.com for public transportation information.
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