Vancouver to resume downtown, uptown on-street parking enforcement July 1


The first week will serve as a grace period where only written warnings will be issued

VANCOUVER — The city of Vancouver will resume enforcement of on-street parking regulations in the downtown, Waterfront and Uptown Village areas starting Wed., July 1.

The city temporarily suspended on-street parking enforcement on March 20 in an effort to help the public and parking enforcement officers maintain physical distancing during the first few months of the COVID-19 pandemic and to help downtown and uptown restaurants that were limited to offering carry-out and curbside pick-up services. Photo by Mike Schultz
The city temporarily suspended on-street parking enforcement on March 20 in an effort to help the public and parking enforcement officers maintain physical distancing during the first few months of the COVID-19 pandemic and to help downtown and uptown restaurants that were limited to offering carry-out and curbside pick-up services. Photo by Mike Schultz

The first week will serve as a grace period where only written warnings will be issued to allow customers to get used to the pre-COVID-19 parking times and payment rules again. After the grace period ends on July 8, city enforcement will resume for all public parking meters, pay stations and permit parking.

The city temporarily suspended on-street parking enforcement on March 20 in an effort to help the public and parking enforcement officers maintain physical distancing during the first few months of the COVID-19 pandemic and to help downtown and uptown restaurants that were limited to offering carry-out and curbside pick-up services.

“Since entering Phase 2, we are seeing more businesses start to reopen in the downtown and uptown areas, which will continue as we move to Phase 3,” said city Parking Manager Steve Kaspan. “The time limits on parking and hourly rates are intended to promote the turnover of spaces, helping ensure availability of parking for customers and visitors.”

Parking payments can be made at parking meters using coins and at pay stations using coins or credit/debit cards. The city also offers customers the ability to pay for parking online or from their smart phones using the Parking Kitty app.

For more information about parking in the downtown and uptown areas, visit www.cityofvancouver.us/parking.

Information provided by city of Vancouver.

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