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Replacing your parking permit decal

Replace your parking permit decal if you:

  • Change your vehicle, licence plate, or residential address
  • Lose your decal after receiving it in the mail
  • Replace your damaged vehicle that was written off
  • Replace your stolen vehicle or decal
  • Replace your windshield
  • Replace your peeling or damaged decal
  • Use a courtesy vehicle while your own is getting fixed

 Always make sure the licence plate number on your decal matches your vehicle to avoid a parking ticket. Parking permits are non-transferable and linked to your:

  1. Licence plate
  2. Vehicle make and model
  3. Residential address in the permit zone

Replacement decals are mailed to your residential address within the permit zone. 

How to replace your decal

Find your situation below to get instructions. 

Changing your licence plate, vehicle, or residential address

Replacing a misplaced decal after receiving it in the mail

Replacing a vehicle damaged from an accident and written off

Replacing a stolen vehicle or permit decal

Replacing a windshield

Replacing a peeling or damaged decal

Using a courtesy vehicle while your vehicle is getting fixed

Didn't get your decal within 10 business days?

Phone 3-1-1 for help. We'll mail a replacement decal to your residential address within the permit zone.  

How to attach your decal

Peel off the liner and stick the decal in the following place:

  • Cars: on the inside, lower-left corner of the driver's side windshield
  • Motorcycle: on the left, front fork
  • Scooter: under the front of the seat, on the seat support

Your vehicle may be ticketed and towed if you stick your decal on with any other method, such as tape or plastic.

Do not give your decal to another driver. They are non-transferrable.

Uninsured vehicles

Residential parking permits are not valid, nor are they issued, on uninsured vehicles or vehicles with off-street storage insurance. Vehicles without proper insurance are prohibited under the BC Motor Vehicles Act from parking on the street or lanes.