Parking

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Bylaw Enforcement Notices

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, Disputes & Adjudication

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 Stations

Pay parking is in effect in several locations in Coquitlam to provide a turnover when demand is high.

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  • Pay for Parking at the Machine

  • Pay for Parking using Flowbird App

Parking Regulations

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

  • 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.
  • Storage of vehicles on the street for longer than 48 hours in not permitted. Vehicles must be moved regularly from on-street parking or parked on private property if they will not be moved within a 48 hour time frame.
  • Unattached trailers ​are not permitted to be parked on the street or boulevard. Trailers must remain attached to a vehicle capable of towing them or be parked on private property if not attached to a vehicle.
  • Vehicles with a gross vehicle weight (GVW) of 4500 kg or more can only park in industrial zones in the City.

Digital Parking Sign Pilot at Town Centre Park

Two new digital parking signs have been installed to help visitors at Coquitlam’s busiest park find parking more quickly.

The signs – on Pipeline Road at Guildford Way and at David Avenue – give drivers a real-time tally of empty spots in Parking Lot B (the busiest lot) and direct them to available parking spaces in the park.

The signs are intended to improve driver and pedestrian safety and reduce illegal parking and traffic congestion. While vehicles coming and going at busy times will affect accuracy of the tally, the signs will give drivers a sense of what to expect and help them make more informed decisions – rather than simply circling the parking lot.

Real-time digital parking signs are becoming an industry standard in the public and private sector. If these signs prove to be successful, the City will consider installing digital signs at other high-demand locations in the future.

The new digital signs are part of Coquitlam’s Technology Roadmap that is helping Coquitlam identify, evaluate, prioritize and implement new technology solutions as they become available or cost-effective.

Parking ​Around Evergreen SkyTrain Stations

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.

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  • Parking Regulation Maps

  • Regulation Hours

Parking For Persons With Disabilities and Veterans

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 for persons with disabilities 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.

Parking is free at all times for vehicles displaying a veteran's license plate, but any relevant time restrictions would continue to apply.

Parking Passes

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  • Facilities Parking Pass

  • Residential Parking Passes

Engineering & Public Works
604-927-3500
epw@coquitlam.ca