Drivers reminded of maximum on-street parking times

Parked vehicles must be moved after a period of 24 hours


The City of Nanaimo wishes to remind owners and operators of vehicles that on-street parking is limited to 24 hours before a vehicle must be moved. This section of the Traffic bylaw is to prevent the on-street storage of vehicles along busy streets.

Strategic Link: This regulation is in place to help control vehicle congestion in residential areas as well as commercial zones across the City.

Key Points

  • Vehicles cannot be parked over 24 hours at a time on City streets.
  • This is not a new regulation for the City and has historically been enforced on a complaint basis.
  • This restriction is in place to control congestion on City streets caused by long-term parked cars.


"Long-term vehicle parking on City streets causes adjacent home owners frustration in not being able to park near their homes. By requiring the ongoing turnover of parking spaces, everyone has a chance to access parking."

Acting Manager of Bylaw, Regulation & Security
City of Nanaimo


Rod Davidson
Acting Manager of Bylaw, Regulation & Security
City of Nanaimo

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