Parking enforcement is done by the City’s Bylaws Division. A Bylaw Enforcement Notice (ticket) issued by an officer can be paid online on the Bylaw Enforcement Notice Payments page.
Bylaw Enforcement Notices (tickets) must be paid or disputed within 14 days of the date the ticket is issued. If you do not pay or dispute in time, the full ticket penalty becomes immediately payable. Visit our Bylaw Enforcement Notices, Disputes & Adjudication page for more information.
Pay parking is in effect in several locations in Coquitlam to provide a turnover when demand is high.
You can use cash or credit card to pay for parking at the pay stations. If a pay station is not working, please proceed to the next working pay station and contact us to have the station fixed as soon as possible.
Running late? Use Flowbird on your mobile device or computer, wherever you are! The City is immediately alerted of your payment.
From Dec. 15, 2020, get an extra 30 minutes of free street parking at all City pay parking stations in City Centre south of Guildford Way. Simply make the minimum payment either at a pay station (five cents in cash or 25 cents by credit card) or through the Flowbird parking app (25 cents plus existing 35 cent Flowbird fee). The City’s parking enforcement will not begin until after the combined paid and additional free minutes are used up. The two-hour parking limit will still apply.
Look for instructions posted on City Centre pay parking stations. Intended to support businesses by attracting customers to the area, the program is funded through the City’s multi-sector COVID-19 Community Support and Recovery Plan (CSRP).
Free on-street parking for the temporary parking of vehicles, where provided, is a privilege granted to all road users. To facilitate the safe and efficient movement of emergency vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists and motorists on our public streets, the City has Bylaw regulations that restrict vehicles from parking too close to fire hydrants, intersections, crosswalks or driveways (refer to Parking Restrictions handout, summarizing key parking restrictions in Coquitlam). These regulations apply City-wide even when there are no signs and vehicles parked in restricted areas or in a prohibited manner may be subject to a fine and/or towed away.
Other Important Info
The City of Coquitlam has a number of parking options for commuters around SkyTrain stations, which include hundreds of Park and Ride parking spots throughout Coquitlam’s City Centre.
Street parking regulations include timed parking restrictions and paid parking to ensure ongoing access parking to residential areas, local businesses, and civic centres.
Below are parking regulations maps for each station area that show the regulations in place.
View an online map of the on-street pay parking and park-and-ride locations (select "Transportation" followed by "Pay Parking" and/or "Parking and Ride locations.)
The parking regulations will be in effect Monday to Saturday. As posted, they will typically only be in effect from 8 am to 6 pm, which allows for overnight street parking for residents and their guests. Time and pay regulations are also not in effect on Sundays or statutory holidays.
Time restrictions will include:
Vehicles are exempt from parking fees in City lots when the vehicle displays a Social Planning and Research Council (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 for persons with disabilities at the four City pay parking facilities:
Parking is free at all times for vehicles displaying a veteran’s licence plate, but any relevant time restrictions would continue to apply.
Through Coquitlam’s Community Support and Recovery Plan, the City is offering a one-time extension of four months (i.e., valid for 16 months) for all one-year facility parking passes purchased in 2021.
The City recognizes that pandemic-related facility closures affected facility passholders. While refunds cannot be provided for passes purchased prior to 2021 due to system restrictions, the four free months will be provided to anyone who purchases a pass in 2021.
Passholders can update their parking passes at Reception in one of the participating facilities, or at Revenue Services at City Hall.
A one-year parking pass (from date of purchase) is available to Coquitlam residents for $30 and is valid for use in the parking lots at:
Please note that the pass exempts passholders from parking fees but not the maximum time restrictions at these lots. The parking passes are also not valid for on-street, pay and/or restricted parking.
The City will no longer develop resident parking permit zones. A number of previously existing resident parking permit zones have been eliminated as they represented an unnecessary bureaucracy for both residents and the City. Also the establishment of these zones actually reduce the overall availability and utilization of what is a very important public asset. Given the increasing need for, and utilization of, curb space for visitors and other ‘new economy’ uses (like car sharing, ride hailing, food and e-commerce deliveries) the City will continue to review those few areas that have historical resident parking permit zones and reserves the right to modify or remove those zones going forward if it is in the broader public interest. In the interim, if you live on one of the streets with an existing Resident Only Parking Zone and require a resident permit please contact the Engineering and Public Works Department at 604-927-3500 or email Customer Service.