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's New in Pay Parking

As of September 1, 2012.

  • Pay by phone is now available
  • 2012 coins are accepted in the new pay stations

As of June 1, 2013, phase 3a of the City's pay parking plan was put in place.

  • Time limits for street parking on Pinetree Way north of Guildford Way were increased. Parking is available up to 4 hours in designated areas.
  • New 4 hour pay parking was added on Town Centre Boulevard.
  • Pay parking is now in effect on Glen Drive and The High Street.

What to Remember When Parking

  • Vehicles must be at least 6 meters from an intersection for visibility.
  • Vehicles must be set back 3 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?

As of September 1, 2012:

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 3 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.*
 Up to 4 Hours Maximum Stay
No
Pinetree Way, Guildford to Pinetree Community Centre Pay Parking  8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Mon. to Sat.*
 Up to 4 Hours Maximum Stay
No
Pinetree Way, from Pinetree Community Centre to Pinewood Pay Parking  8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Mon. to Sat.*
15 Minute Maximum Stay
No
Glen Drive in the City Centre Pay Parking 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Mon. to Sat.*  1 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
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.