Parking FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions
What is extended duration violation?

If you remain in the same parking space after the first hour once the pay station has expired, you will receive a $40 non-discounted fine.

What is pay stationed space restriction?

No person shall park a vehicle in a pay stationed 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 at the same pay station, 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.

When are two hour zones in effect?

Two-hour time zones are in effect from Monday to Saturday, 8:00 am-6:00 pm.

When is pay stationed parking in effect?

Pay-stationed parking is in effect from Monday to Saturday, 9:00 am-6:00 pm.

When do residential parking permits expire?

Residential parking permits expire annually on December 31.

Does a person with either a veteran's license plate or a handicap permit need to pay at a pay station?

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.

Who can park in a marked loading zone?

Anyone who is actively loading or unloading. Hazard lights must also be on. Time limit must be obeyed.

Who can park in a marked Commercial Zone?

Anyone with a valid 15-minute or 2-hour Commercial Permit or a 4-hour Utility Permit.

Does City Hall need to be open to pay a fine?

No, payments are accepted in the City Hall mail slots, in the yellow fine boxes located throughout the downtown core, and online

Why are there parking restrictions in this neighbourhood?

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.

What is parking etiquette?

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.

What is the cost of a permit?

There is no charge for a residential parking permit.

How do I obtain a permit?

The property owner is responsible for applying for parking permits. Permits are valid for one year, from January 1 to December 31. Property owners must apply to the City of Kamloops with names, vehicle licence plate numbers, and valid ID which 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.

Visit City Hall at 7 Victoria Street West to pick up your permit.

What happens if I move or I acquire a different vehicle?

Residential parking permits are issued to specific vehicles and are associated with specific addresses. If a vehicle changes, your permit will not be valid. Please apply for a new permit.

How many permits can I have?

Two permits may be issued for each single family residence and one additional permit may be issued for every 8 m of frontage for property that exceeds 16 m 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.

What happens if I do not have a permit?

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.

How long can I park my vehicle for?

Permit holders cannot park their vehicles for more than 48 hours continuously without moving the vehicle.

Where should I display my parking permit?

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.