Residential Parking Policy
Residential Parking Zones and Limited Time Parking Zones have been created to protect the residential streets bordering on commercial and industrial zones from being congested by vehicles parked for the day.
Within Residential Parking Zones, only a resident, guest, or trades person of any dwelling located on the abutting street can park. The Esquimalt Police enforce compliance with the requirements of these parking zones only when a resident registers a complaint.
1. Residential Parking Zones
The Police enforce Residential Parking Zones, when a complaint is registered and as police workloads permit. Attending officers will only ticket those vehicles on the street immediately in front of the complainant's address. It will be the responsibility of the adjacent residents to have their tickets or their guests' tickets revoked by providing proof of residence to the Police Department.
2. Limited Time Parking Zones
Limited Time Parking Zones have been developed to allow for one or two-hour parking to be enforced, daily, as police workloads permit. The areas to be considered for such designation are commercial, industrial, or residential areas adjacent to the commercial and industrial areas. One or two hour designations will prevent all-day parking in designated areas.
3. Zone Delineation
In order to delineate a Residential Parking Zone or a Limited Time Parking Zone, such delineation will be placed over the entire block to eliminate the problem of where the zone begins and ends.
4. Requests for Residential Parking Zones or Time Limited Parking Zones
Requests coming from the public will be considered when delivered in the form of a resident-generated petition adhering to the following criteria:
- Ninety per cent of the residences on a street must be canvassed;
- The petition must receive eighty percent approval of the residents on the street before the Municipal Council will consider the request.
Parking complaints can reported by phoning 250-414-7161 or by filling our our online form.