Accessibility and Enforcement

ACCESSIBILITY AND ENFORCEMENT LINE

Misuse or abuse of designated accessible parking spaces is a widespread problem for seniors and people living with a disability. Since 2015, we have received hundreds of calls each year about improper use of these spaces.

Our team works with local law enforcement to strengthen enforcement of the Parking Permit Program, as well as initiating our own public education campaigns about the importance of these spaces for people who need them.

Report Permit Parking Violations: 604-718-7734

Abuse and Misuse

Many people ask, “How can we stop the abuse of accessible parking spaces?”

SPARC BC works to raise public awareness around the use of designated spaces, as well as to encourage local police and RCMP to enforce the law when spaces are used illegally.

Sadly, many parking offenders are legitimate permit holders who misuse their permit! Please know the rules and play by them.

A person commits an offense under Division 38 of the Motor Vehicles Act pertaining to Disabled Persons’ Parking Permits if he or she:

  • Makes a false statement on an application
  • Mutilates, defaces, or alters a permit
  • Lends or transfers a permit to another person, whether or not that person is disabled
  • Continues to use their permit past the expiry date
  • Stops, leaves standing, or parks in a designated accessible parking zone but is not transporting a person with a disability, yet displays a valid parking permit
  • Stops, leaves standing, or parks in a designated accessible parking zone a vehicle that does not display a valid parking permit
  • Stops, leaves standing, or parks in a designated accessible parking zone a vehicle that does not display a valid parking permit, or a permit of similar nature issued by another jurisdiction.