Annual & Monthly Parking Permit Programs

The City of Richmond offers a mix of short and long-term parking options including metered parking, and permits for On Street and Off Street parking. All pay parking and monthly parking permit rates are set out in the Consolidated Fees Bylaw No. 8636 . To find out more about our short term pay parking, go to Pay Parking in Richmond.

On Street & Off Street Parking Permits

You can purchase a permit for as many months as you wish within a calendar year. The following Parking Permit Map shows the on-street and off-street parking areas that are available for monthly permit parking. In stepping away from paper, the City has discontinued the use of physical permits and moved into the era of Licence Plate Recognition. Once registered, your licence plate number will be recognised by the City’s Enforcement Officers as valid for parking at various stalls throughout the City.

Off street parking permits exist for three parking lots in Richmond, including Brighouse Park, Gateway Theatre and the Lawn Bowling Green. For more information on types of pay parking, you can reach us by email at or call 604-276-4345.

Note: Availability of space is subject to demand and limited.

Apply for a Parking Permit

To apply for or renew a monthly parking permit, please complete this online form:

Monthly Parking Permit Application

To purchase a permit for McDonald Beach, please refer to the McDonald Beach Annual Permit Application.

Richmond's Veteran Parking Program

Richmond residents who possess valid ICBC issued Veteran licence plates are able to park for free, every day of the year, at On Street parking meters and City owned Off Street operations at Gateway Theatre, Bowling Green, Brighouse Park and Richmond Curling Club. The program is free of charge, and you can sign up using the methods below.

Note: A photocopy or photo of your valid ICBC registration paper must accompany the application.

Registering for the Veterans Parking Permit Program

  1. Online - complete the following form:

    Veterans Parking Program Application

  2. Mail - print and fill out your Veterans Parking Program Application.
    Completed applications can be delivered to City Hall Front Desk or drop off box, or mailed to:

  3. Community Bylaws
    ATTN: Veterans Parking Program
    Richmond City Hall
    6911 No. 3 Road
    Richmond, BC V6Y 2C1

If you do not have access to a computer or printer, you may request an application be mailed to you by contacting the City. Your parking automatically renews each year if you continue to meet the programs’ eligibility requirements.

How to Obtain a Veteran Licence Plate

An application form can be obtained from ICBC (Veteran plates) or any Autoplan broker. For more information on the Veteran plates, contact ICBC or any Autoplan broker.

Note: Veterans must adhere to parking limits (normally 2 hours on-street even though parking is free of charge) and all other traffic regulations within the Traffic Bylaw No. 5870 and/or the Parking Off-Street Bylaw No. 7403.

For more information on Richmond's Veterans Parking Program, please contact Community Bylaws, at or 604-276-4345.