Commercial Loading Permit Program

Commercial Loading Permit Program

The Provincial Government is ending its permit program that allowed commercial vehicles to load and unload at downtown commercial loading zones. The City is introducing a new Commercial Loading Permit program beginning on January 1, 2020.

Learn about the new Commercial Loading Permit Program

Two Permits Available

  • Permit for commercial vehicles more than six metres in length - $300 per year (plus GST)
    For use at standard commercial truck loading zones
  • Permit for commercial vehicles less than six metres in length - $100 per year (plus GST)
    For commercial use while actively loading and unloading at 20-minute meters

The new permit decals will be available for purchase at Victoria City Hall starting December 2, 2019 and Parking Ambassadors will distribute flyers about the new program to commercial vehicles downtown.


The new Commercial Loading Permit Program provides increased access to downtown commercial loading zones as large trucks more than six metres require the length of those zones to park, and do not have other options.

Commercial vehicles less than six metres in length are able to fit into regular 20-minute vehicle parking spaces, so the $100 per year permit will provide an option for these commercial vehicles to purchase an annual permit to park at 20-minute meters, or continue to pay for 20-minute meters when required.


The Province recently announced that their Commercial Vehicle Licensing program that has been operated by UBCM since 1987, is coming to an end on December 31, 2019. The price of the decals ranged from $25 to $40 and has not increased in over 15 years.

A detailed analysis of parking, curbside management, and pricing is underway as part of GO Victoria, the City’s Sustainability Mobility Strategy.

For more information please contact the Public Service Centre at 250.361.0224 or E-mail Us