Can I Park There?
- In alleys, except for the purpose of actively unloading goods or passengers (Watch our Alley Video)
- In an intersection or a crosswalk
- Within 15 feet of a fire station driveway or fire hydrant
- In front of a public or private driveway
- On a sidewalk
- On the roadway side of a parked vehicle (i.e. double parking)
- In front of a bus stop in a tunnel
- Upon a bridge (unless otherwise posted) or in such a manner that obstructs the free use of the street.
- In a center median strip, unless signs are posted permitting parking on the median.
- Continuously at one location for more than 72 hours.
- Heavy duty commercial vehicles in residential areas, unless the vehicle is loading or unloading goods or has a service call in the immediate vicinity.
- Parking of unattached semi-trailers
Holiday Parking Regulation Exemptions:
Certain city parking regulations are not enforced on national holidays. (The City of Los Angeles does not have authority to waive state parking laws.)
- New Year’s Day
- Martin Luther King’s Birthday (observed)
- President’s Day (observed)
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Columbus Day
- Veteran’s Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Christmas Day
If one of the national holidays falls on a Saturday it will be observed by the city on a Friday. If it falls on a Sunday it will be observed by the city on a Monday. The changes in parking restrictions will occur on both the holiday and the observed holiday.
Parking Regulation Exemptions
On national holidays the following parking restrictions are NOT enforced unless specifically posted:
- Time Limit
- Parking Meters
- No Parking with specified days and times only
- No stopping with specified days and times only
- Preferential parking districts
- Street sweeping*
Please note the following:
* Street cleaning will not be enforced on the day after Thanksgiving.
* Street cleaning will not be enforced on the day that the City of Los Angeles observes Cesar Chavez Holiday.