The following information is taken from the SPARC BC Frequently Asked Questions webpage.
What is the Parking Permit Program for People with Disabilities?
The Parking Permit Program, operated by SPARC BC, issues parking permits to enable people with disabilities to legally park in designated zones throughout British Columbia.
How do I obtain an application form?
Application forms are available directly from the SPARC BC office at 4445 Norfolk Street*, Burnaby, by calling during office hours at 604-718-7744, or downloaded from this web page. Faxed or photocopied application forms are not accepted. When mailing in your application form, please allow 2 to 3 weeks for processing.
*The building faces two streets: also look for 4400 Dominion Street.
What are the criteria for receiving a permit?
Based on a medical doctor’s recommendation, anyone with permanent or temporary mobility impairment is eligible for a permit. People who need extra wide parking spaces in order to get in and out of their vehicle, or who cannot walk more than 100 meters, or who are legally blind are also eligible for a permit.
How is a valid parking permit obtained?
If you have a mobility impairment, ask your doctor or call us for an application form. Both you and your doctor must fill this out. Check to make sure that the form has been completed correctly and mail it to SPARC BC. A carefully completed application accompanied by the nominal processing fee of $18 can be processed in 2-3 weeks.
How long is my permit good for?
Permanent permits are good for 3 years. You will receive a renewal notice in the mail approximately one month before the expiry date. Temporary permits are good until the date specified by your doctor.