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Old 05-22-2009, 03:14 PM   #1
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question about street parking

Im trying find parking bylaws for the city of richmond with no luck.

Reason why im looking for it is that theres this car parked in front of my house for over a week now and has not moved. Im wondering if theres a bylaw regarding how long a vehicle can be parked on the street...

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Old 05-22-2009, 03:55 PM   #2
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some citys have 24-48 hour by laws.. don't know about richmond.

car could be stolen and dumped there. if you phone the police non emg line and give the plate # they could tell you.
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Google search result for "richmond bc bylaw:"

http://www.richmond.ca/cityhall/bylaws/chapter.htm
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Does the car have valid insurance?

I'm in Vancouver so the procedures might be a bit different. I called VPD's non-emergency line for abandoned vehicles a couple times and provided them with the location and details (make, model, color, etc.) of a car and eventually they towed it. It only had temporary insurance which expired May 1.
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Old 05-25-2009, 08:06 AM   #5
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the google search richmond bylaw but i only saw parking bylaw under business regulation..

ill call the non emergency line

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in burnaby, if a business owner complains, you can't park in front of their property for more than 3 hours during business hours, even if there's no street sign stating the fact. in place of street signs, they notify you by placing photocopy's of a letter signed by their city's engineer stating the law. after a few "warnings" they give you a $25 ticket
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Call the Richmond RCMP non-emergency number (604-278-1212) during the day (ie. 8am - 4pm which is when bylaw officers are guaranteed to be on) and report the incident.

They will chalk the tires of the vehicle and if it stays for a certain period of time the vehicle will be towed.
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just got off the phone with the bylaw office..street parking bylaw in rmd is 48hrs

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Richmond City Bylaw 5870
Section 12.4 "No person shall park a vehicle"

(d) at any one place on any streert for a period longer than 48 consecutive hours

Link: http://richmond.ca/__shared/assets/bylaw_587020423.pdf
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