Effective May 19, the City is reinstating paid on-street parking, with the exception of temporary 15 minute express stalls already in place. Off-street parking in City-owned surface lots and the two downtown parkades will remain free until further notice.
Two-hour time zones are in effect from Monday to Saturday, 8:00 am–6:00 pm.
Residential parking permits are now permanent tags and do not expire.
Our two-hour, time restricted parking is in place to limit the number of non-residents who park in residential areas. Residential parking permits provide the City of Kamloops with a record of residents who park on their residential street.
Residential permit holders cannot park their vehicles for more than 48 hours continuously without moving their vehicles. While residential parking permits allow vehicles to remain parked on a street for up to 48 hours without moving, the vehicle, operators, and owners must comply with Motor Vehicle Act regulations and Traffic Control By-law No. 23-30.
Residents should remain mindful that parking on city streets is obtained upon availability of space. Out of courtesy for neighbours, residents are encouraged to park in front of their own residence when space is available.
There is no charge for a residential parking permit.
The property owner is responsible for applying for parking permits. Property owners must apply to the City of Kamloops with names, vehicle licence plate numbers, and valid ID that contains proof of residence. Proof of residence can be shown with a utility bill, phone bill, or a driver's licence that associates the applicant's identity with the property address.
- Save your completed Application Form and email it to email@example.com.
- Parking Services staff will set up your account and email you with a temporary password and instructions within 10 business days.
- When you setup your online account, you will be prompted to change your password.
You will receive permanent hang tags in the mail. DO NOT throw these out—you will no longer receive new permits each year.
Two permits may be issued for each single family residence and one additional permit may be issued for every 8 metres of frontage for property that exceeds 16 metres in frontage. Street frontage refers to the property line adjacent to the street in the area normally considered the front of the home and/or lot, but does not include a secondary or side yard lot line.
Bylaw Officers regularly patrol two-hour time restricted areas. Vehicles that are parked for more than two hours without a permit may receive a fine or may be towed at the vehicle owner’s expense.
Attach your permit to the rear-view mirror or place it face up on the dashboard of your vehicle. Officers must be able to clearly see your permit, and it must not be obstructed in any way. Failure to propertly dislplay your permit may result in a fine.
Permit holders cannot park their vehicles for more than 48 hours continuously without moving the vehicle.
On-street pay parking is in effect from Monday to Saturday, 9:00 am-6:00 pm.
Anyone who is actively loading or unloading may park in a marked loading zone. Hazard lights must also be on. Time limit must be obeyed.
Anyone with a valid 15-minute or 2-hour Commercial Permit or a 4-hour Utility Permit may park in a marked Commercial Zone.
Pay parking in the downtown core is in effect Monday-Saturday, 9:00 am–6:00 pm. Payment can be made at any pay station using coins (except pennies) or credit cards.
Payment can also be made using Flowbird, an intuitive and easy-to-use mobile parking app that allows you to pay for parking remotely through your mobile, tablet, or desktop computer. There is no user fee for this service.
Parking Lots and Parkades
The City operates several parking lots and two parkades in the downtown core:
Accessible Parking Permits and Veterans Plates
No, but they have to move their car every three hours. The same car cannot remain parked in the same stall for longer than three hours.
Temporary and permanent placards are available through the People In Motion office. These placards are issued to qualified individuals (as determined by a physician) to allow legal access to designated accessible parking spaces.
Tickets and Violations
If you have received a parking ticket or violation notice, you have several payment options:
Tickets can be paid online with .
- Drop Box Deposit
Deposit in our mail slot drop box at City Hall (7 Victoria Street West).
- By Mail
Cheque or money order, payable to:
City of Kamloops–Bylaw Services
7 Victoria Street West
Kamloops, BC V2C 2A1
- In Person
Visit us at Bylaw Services (1303 Mission Flats Road) or at City Hall (7 Victoria Street West) to pay a parking ticket in person.
If you remain in the same parking space after your pay parking session has expired, you will receive a $40 non-discounted fine.
No person shall park a vehicle in a paid on-street parking space at which it was previously parked, until at least three hours have passed since the vehicle last occupied that previous space. If you've already parked for three hours, you must move your car to a different parking spot. If you fail to do this, you will be issued a $40 non-discounted fine.