Transportation, Traffic & Parking

Street Use for Special Purposes

These documents are provided in Adobe Acrobat pdf format

Traffic and Parking Plan during Construction
Submission of this plan by the applicant to the City for approval is required before a building permit can be issued for the following construction activities:

  • all development applications requiring construction activities in the City Centre core area bounded by Granville Avenue, Garden City Road, Gilbert Road, and Bridgeport Road;
  • all development applications requiring construction activities in the Alexandra area bounded by Alderbridge Way, Garden City Road, Cambie Road, and No. 4 Road;
  • all development applications requiring construction activities fronting arterial roads; and
  • all development applications requiring construction activities fronting local or collector roads for developments of 5 residential units or more.

 Traffic and Parking Plan during Construction - Fillable (TO-2)

Lane Closure Request
Submission of this request is required before any on-street vehicle, cycling or pedestrian facility can be closed.  Please note:

  • an application must be submitted a minimum of 72 hours in advance of the date requested;
  • submission of an application does not guarantee that authorization will be granted;
  • fees may be charged for City services related to the lane closure; and
  • time restrictions for the lane closure may be applied based on traffic volumes.

 Lane Closure Request Form - Fillable (TO-3)

Building Moves
This permit is required in order to transport a building along City of Richmond roadways.

 Application for Building Move (UD-09-22)

Construction Zone Permit - Temporary Occupancy of City Street
This permit is required when a container is needed for industrial and building waste at a construction zone.

 Temporary Occupancy of City Street (UD-09-25)

Painting House Address Numbers on Street Allowance
Provides the requirements that must be met in order to have permission granted to paint house numbers on curbs.

 Guidelines for Painting House Address Numbers on Street Allowance (UD-09-20)

Public Event
This permit is required when wanting to hold a parade, runs, walks, bike tours, block parties, etc.  Please see other application forms on this page for use of City streets that are not related to public events.

 Application to Hold a Public Event

Vehicle Oversize/Overweight
The following permits are required for oversize or overweight vehicle trips (single or multiple trips).  The forms are fillable (i.e., user can type in the required text on-line) and then must be printed and submitted to the City by mail, fax or hand delivery. A minimum of 72 hours notice is required to process a request.

 Single Trip Oversize/Overweight Permit Application - Fillable (UD-09-40)
 Multiple Trip Oversize/Overweight Permit Application - Fillable (UD-09-38)

 Height and Width Regulations
Height
Limitations
4.12m (13.5 ft.)
Width
Regulations
Escort Travel Time
2.6m (8.5 ft.)
Over 3.0m (10.0 ft.) to 3.85m (12.5 ft.) 1 Pilot 9am-3:30pm
6pm-7am
Over 3.85m (12.5 ft.) to 4.45m (14.5 ft.) 2 Pilots 6pm-7am
Over 4.45m (14.5 ft.) to 5.5m (18.0 ft.) 2 Pilots 2am-5am
Over 5.5m (18.0 ft.) 2 Pilots & Requires Police Approval
Length
Regulations
Single Vehicle - 10.7m (35 ft.)
Trailer or Semi-Trailer - 12.2m (40 ft.)
Combination of Vehicles - 18.3m (60 ft.)
Over 26m (85 ft.): 
1 Pilot Car up to 3.85m (12.5 ft.) width
2 Pilot Cars for over 3.85m (12.5 ft.) width
Oversize & Weight
Trip Permits

Single Trip - $25.00
Multiple Trip - $100.00 (expires last day of February each year)

** Loads over 4.5m height also require Telus & BC Hydro permission **