Parking

Many streets in Coquitlam have parking restrictions for safety and emergency access. Check that you are not parking too close to fire hydrants, intersections, driveways or crosswalks. Also look for signs which restrict parking. Vehicles parked in these areas may be a hazard to others and could be fined or towed.

What to Remember When Parking

  • Vehicles must be at least 6 meters from an intersection for visibility.
  • Vehicles must be set back 2 meters from either side of a driveway.
  • Vehicles parked on the sidewalk or overhanging the sidewalk are a risk to pedestrian safety. A pedestrian may have to enter onto the roadway to pass.
  • Angle parking is only permitted where road signs and paint markings indicate. In all other locations, including cul-de-sacs, parking must be parallel to the curb.

How Do I Question a Parking Ticket?

Parking enforcement is done by the City's Bylaws Division.

A Bylaw Enforcement Notice issued by an officer can be paid online.

Pay Online Bylaw Enforcement Notice Payments

Parking Passes

A one year parking pass (from date of purchase) is available to Coquitlam residents for $18.00. You will need proof of residency, a vehicle registration, and a driver's license. Passes can be purchased at the City Centre Aquatic Complex, Pinetree Community Centre, or at Revenue Services in City Hall.  Passes are non-refundable once purchased.

Your pass shows your vehicle's license plate number. Passes may be transferred from one vehicle to another if the same license plate number, registered owner, and address applies to the new vehicle.  If you license plate changes you will need to obtain a new pass. A $5.00 transfer fee applies. You will also be required to surrender your old pass and provide insurance documents for the new vehicle.

In residential areas where signage indicates, on-street parking is regulated by residential permits. Please contact Engineering Customer Service at 604-927-3500 for more information.

Parking For Persons With Disabilities

S.P.A.R.C. PlacardVehicles are exempt from parking fees in City lots when the vehicle displays a S.P.A.R.C. placard and is parked in a spot designated for persons with disabilities. If a designated spot is not available then regular parking fees apply. The City is currently monitoring the usage of these parking spots and will increase the number if warranted.

There are currently designated spots at the four City pay parking facilities:

  • City Centre Aquatic Complex - 6 designated parking spots, 2 drop off spots for persons with disabilities, and 3 designated spots for the physio clinic.
  • Evergreen Cultural Centre - 3 designated parking spots, 1 drop off spot for persons with disabilities.
  • Pinetree Community Centre - 4 designated parking spots, 1 drop off spot for persons with disabilities.
  • Lincoln/Westwood Parking Lot - 4 designated parking spots.

Where Are Pay Parking or Permit Parking Restrictions in Effect?

Location Restriction Type Hours Additional Restrictions Does a Coquitlam Pass Apply?
City Centre Aquatic Complex Pay Parking 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Mon. to Sat.* 4 Hour Maximum Stay Yes
Pinetree Community Centre Pay Parking 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Mon. to Sat.* 3 Hour Maximum Stay Yes
Evergreen Cultural Centre Pay Parking 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Mon. to Sat.*
Yes
City Hall Restricted Parking 24 Hours Free Parking for Visitors to a Maximum 2 Hour Stay No
Town Centre Park Restricted Parking 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Mon. to Fri.* 2 Hour Maximum Stay Yes
Lot at the Northwest Corner of Westwood St. and Lincoln Ave. Pay Parking 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Mon. to Sat.* Yes
Town Centre Boulevard Pay Parking  8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Mon. to Sat.* 4 Hour Maximum Stay No
Pinetree Way, Guildford to Pinetree Community Centre Pay Parking  8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Mon. to Sat.* No Maximum Stay No
Pinetree Way, from Pinetree Community Centre to Pinewood Pay Parking  8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Mon. to Sat.* 4 Hour Maximum Stay No
Glen Drive in the City Centre Pay Parking 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Mon. to Sat.* 2 Hour Maximum Stay No
The High Street Pay Parking 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Mon. to Sat.* 2 Hour Maximum Stay

No

Pacific Street, from Glen Drive to Atlantic Avenue Pay Parking

8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Mon. to Sat.*

2 Hour Maximum Stay   No
Atlantic Avenue, east of Pacific Street Pay Parking

8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Mon. to Sat.*

2 Hour Maximum Stay No
Northern Way, east of The High Pay Parking

8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Mon. to Sat.*

2 Hour Maximum Stay No
Resident Only Parking Restricted Parking 24 Hours Regulated by Resident Only permits No

*Parking for City Facility lots and pay parking is free on Sundays and Statutory Holidays.  Parking is free at all times for vehicles displaying a veteran's license plate or for vehicles displaying a S.P.A.R.C. placard parked in a designated disabled spot.

Pay by Phone Information

Step 1:  Visit www.telepark.ca either through your computer at home or from your smart phone.

Step 2:  Click on 'Register for Telepark Services' from the list of options on the right hand side of the page.

Step 3:  Fill out all the required fields:  Mobile Phone Number, Vehicle License Plate, Province, Transaction Max Amount (the maximum amount you would want to pay if you forget to terminate your parking when you leave the lot), Email, Credit Card Number and Expiry Date.

Step 4:  Click Register

Step 5:  Start parking by dialling 604-685-0950 and following the voice prompts.

Step 6:  To terminate parking you must call 604-685-0950 again.