What should I do if my road is too narrow to drive through
because there is parking allowed on one or both sides?
How can I get a parking restriction removed from my street?
How do I get parking prohibited in the lane behind my house?
Can we have resident only parking in our neighbourhood?
What can I do if a parked vehicle is obstructing my sightline when at an intersection or while pulling out of my driveway?
Can we have “Loading/Unloading Zone” signs installed on the road in front of our apartment building/townhouse complex?
If you have concerns that your street is too narrow with the current parking conditions, you may contact the City of Surrey Traffic Operations Section to have us review the issue. We will conduct a site visit and measure the road width to determine if there is enough room for emergency vehicle access. The following table displays the City’s parking requirements based on road widths:
|Road Width Minimum||Parking Requirements|
|< 6.6 m||No parking both sides|
|< 6.6 m on one-way frontage road||No parking one side|
|= 8.5 m for designated 2-way traffic if opposite driveways are at the same location||No parking one side|
|= 8.5 m for designated queuing traffic if opposite driveways are staggered||Parking allowed both sides|
|> 8.5 m||Parking allowed both sides|
Unless parking restrictions must be adjusted to allow for emergency service vehicle access, any change in parking regulations must be applied to the full block, with a minimum of 67% of all property owners on the affected block in favour of the change. To implement a change in parking regulations the requestor must submit a petition signed by the affected property owners determining what sort of parking regulation is requested (Downloadable Parking Petition Form). You may submit your petition in person, by mail to 14245 56 Avenue, Surrey, B.C., V3X 3A2, by e-mail to Traffic@Surrey.ca, or by fax at 604-591-8693.
If your street has parking restrictions and you would like to have them removed so that you can park on the street in front of your home, you must submit a petition signed by 67% of the residents on your street (Downloadable Parking Petition Form). If your street is wide enough to accommodate parking, and as long as the removal of the parking restriction has no negative impact to emergency services access, the City is flexible in changing parking regulations to suit residents. Submit your signed petition to the City and we will review your request. You may submit your petition in person, by mail to 14245 56 Avenue, Surrey, B.C., V3X 3A2, by e-mail to Traffic@Surrey.ca, or by fax at 604-591-8693.
To have “No Parking” signs installed in your lane, you must submit a petition signed by 67% of the property owners on your block with properties fronting on both sides of the lane, requesting the change in parking regulation (Downloadable Parking Petition Form). If the majority of your block will not agree to parking restrictions in the lane, parking in your lane must be regulated by By-Law. You may contact the By-Law Department to request parking enforcement at 604-591-4370. If 67% of your street agrees to the parking regulation change, submit your signed petition to the City, and we will review your request. You may submit your petition in person, by mail to 14245 56 Avenue, Surrey, B.C., V3X 3A2, by e-mail to Traffic@Surrey.ca, or by fax at 604-591-8693.
Can we have resident-only parking in our neighbourhood?
The City of Surrey believes that public roads are meant for use by all of the public and restrictions should apply to everyone. Therefore, Surrey does not operate a “Resident Only Parking” program at this time.
If parked vehicles are blocking the sightline at an intersection or near your driveway please call the By-Laws Department at 604-591-4370. The By-Law Department will ticket the offending vehicle. The City does not install “No Parking” signs for sightlines at individual driveways as it is simply not practical to place signs for every driveway in the City. Due to high vehicle volumes the City will consider installing "No Parking" signs at driveways to a multi-family residential complex. If you live in a condo or townhouse unit and you would like to have "No Parking" signs installed around your driveway, you must have your Property Management Company make the request, in writing, on behalf of the complex.
If sightlines are obstructed due to vegetation, fences or some other material in the boulevard, submit a request to Traffic Operations at Traffic@Surrey.ca indicating the problem area and Traffic Operations staff will conduct a sightline assessment and work with the adjacent property owner to alleviate the problem.
If there are “No Parking” signs in front of your apartment/townhouses, then active loading and unloading is allowed. If there are “No Stopping” signs on the street, then a special permit must be obtained. E-mail Traffic@Surrey.ca for more information.
For more information on parking, please feel free to contact us.
Mail: 14245 56 Avenue, Surrey, B.C., V3X 3A2