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 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*
* Also not enforced the day after Thanksgiving and Cesar Chavez Day (observed)