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TAKE NOTICE that a Public Hearing will be held at 8:30 a.m., in Council Chambers, City Hall, Dawson Creek, B.C. on Monday January 18, 2016. Any member of the public, who feels they may be affected by the proposed changes to the City of Dawson Creek Zoning Bylaw No. 4115, 2011, may comment at that time or may submit comments in writing for inclusion on the Public Hearing agenda.

The proposed amendment is to change the text of the Parking and Loading Regulations section to permit one tow truck to park in residential zoned properties, as per Tow Truck Parking Bylaw No. 4279.

Tow Truck Parking Bylaw No. 4279 will allow Commercial tow trucks to be parked on any residential zoned property in the City.  This will allow the “large size” Commercial type tow trucks (up to 10,000 kg or 22,000 lbs. and 11 m. or 36 ft. length).  Tow truck drivers will require a permit from the City and will need to meet a number of conditions to reduce negative impacts on neighbours. 

Proposed restrictions on tow trucks parked on residential properties include:

  1. Must have property owner’s permission;
  2. No flashing lights;
  3. No automatic starting devices that start at certain temperatures or time intervals;
  4. No “Jake” brakes, engine brakes, and air horns;
  5. No back up warning signals;
  6. No radio communication devices unless such devices are in silent mode or with an audio headset or similar device;
  7. No parking the Tow Truck on any City highway, boulevard, sidewalk, or lawn;
  8. No maintenance or repairs to the Tow Truck;
  9. No vehicle attached to, or have any wreckage or vehicle parts on the Tow Truck;
  10. No idling a Tow Truck for a period in excess of 10 minutes;


An example of a tow truck that would be permitted to be parked on residential properties is below.


A copy of the proposed CITY OF DAWSON CREEK ZONING AMENDMENT (15-10) BYLAW NO. 4283, 2015 and CITY OF DAWSON CREEK TOW TRUCK PARKING BYLAW NO. 4279, 2015 may be seen between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays at City Hall, 10105 – 12A Street, Dawson Creek, BC. Questions may be directed to the Senior City Planner at (250)784-3600.


Brenda Ginter, Director of Corporate Administration