Pay Parking in Richmond

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 permit options, check out Annual & Monthly Parking Permit Programs.

Payments for On Street and Off Street parking can be made either by entering your licence plate number into the meter, which would be recognized by the City’s Licence Plate Recognition Program for confirmation of payment (a paper receipt can be issued if selected by the user), or by using our Pay by Phone cellular-based system.

Meter Parking & Pay-by-Phone

The City of Richmond offers pay-by-phone parking at all of its On Street and Off Street parking meters. To register or download the App on your mobile device, visit Pay by Phone. To use the service after registration, drivers can process parking payments through the Mobile App or by calling them at 604-677-0215.

Once you're connected, you will be prompted to provide the meter number found on the meter, and the duration you wish to park for (up to a maximum of two hours). Drivers have the option of receiving a parking expiry reminder via text message. Additional benefits of using Pay-By-Phone services include:

  • Save money by only paying the exact time you park
  • Pay for parking in the comfort/safety of your vehicle
  • Receive consolidated parking expense reports online

A convenience fee of 35 cents applies per transaction.

Parking as a Richmond Veteran

If you are a Veteran that lives in Richmond, please see our Annual & Monthly Parking Permit Programs page to see if you qualify for our Veterans Parking Program. Registering with the City allows you to park for free, every day of the year, at any of our City managed On Street meters and City owned Off Street operations, such as Gateway Theatre, Bowling Green, Brighouse Park and Richmond Curling Club.