On-street parking regulations are an important tool to ensure the safe and efficient movement of pedestrians, cyclists, public transit and motorists.
If you would like to request a change to the parking regulations on your local road please submit an online Request for Service with your name, contact information and the details of the request for review by the Engineering Department.
Additionally, a summary of pertinent parking regulations set out in the B.C. Motor Vehicle Act and the City of Langley Highway and Traffic Regulation Bylaw. The information listed on this page is not exhaustive, and if any information differs from City Bylaws, the Bylaws shall take precedence. Please refer to the bylaw for more information or contact a bylaw officer at 604-514-2800.
The City considers on-street parking to be a privilege granted to all road users. So, parking is available to the members of the public and there are no Resident Only areas in the City.
According to the regulations, certain parking restrictions are in effect, whether or not "No Parking", "No Stopping", or other signs are in place. Except to avoid a collision, to obey a traffic control device or to obey the directions of a traffic control person, a motorist must not stop their vehicle:
- within 6 metres on the approach to a stop sign or traffic signal;
- within 6 metres of an intersection;
- within 5 metres of a fire hydrant;
- within 2 metres of any alley or driveway;
- on a sidewalk, crosswalk, boulevard or median;
- within 6 metres of the of the edge of a marked crosswalk;
- in an alley except for vehicles actively and visibly engaged in loading or unloading passengers or materials and then only when stopped or parked in such a manner as to allow other vehicles to pass;
- on any bridge;
- within 15 metres of the nearest railroad crossing;
- on the paved portion of any road where the pavement is 7 metres or less in width;
- within 10 metres of the approach of, or 7 metres beyond any bus stop sign;
- on any portion of a highway or in a City owned public parking lot in contravention of a traffic sign or traffic control signal which gives notice that standing, stopping or parking there is restricted or prohibited;
It is not practical or desirable to install signs indicating parking regulations in every case. Signs are only installed where the Engineering Department has determined that it is necessary to extend the "No Parking" or "No Stopping" zones, or in exceptional circumstances.
Ultimately, the responsibility on deciding whether it is safe to park lies with the driver but must be within the regulations of the bylaw or the Motor Vehicle Act. The City does not accept requests to paint curbs yellow.
Disability parking spaces are placed to ensure those with disabilities have access to amenities. Only those with a valid disability placard are permitted to park in disability parking spaces.
Contact SPARC BC at 604-718-7744 for information on obtaining a disability parking placard.
Your vehicle cannot be parked in the same City block exceeding the time designated on the sign (for example 2 hours or 3 hours).
Vehicles that are parked legally and not time limited by any posted signs, may stay in the same location without moving for up to seventy-two (72) hours.
A map indicated time-limited parking in the downtown core is available here.
Vehicles and trailers must display valid insurance for operation on city roadways (number plate or temporary operating permit) or to park on city roadways.
Storage insurance permits parking only on private property, not on City streets or property.
Trailers must be hooked up to a vehicle with motive power (an engine) when parked on a City street. This includes utility and recreational trailers.
No person shall park a recreational vehicle or trailer on a City street for a period exceeding 48 hours.
No goods are permitted to be sold on City property, including vehicles. Vehicles displaying "For Sale" signs will be ticketed. Remove ”For Sale" signs when parking your vehicle on City property.
Vehicles are not permitted to be used as living quarters when parked on City streets or any public property.
No commercial vehicle parking (in excess of 5600 kg) on a City street between the hours of 12:00am (midnight) and 8:00 am.