Regulatory parking signs indicate prohibitions or restrictions on parking and violations are enforced by LADOT parking enforcement officers. Any parking sign without time or day restrictions specified is in effect 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Disabled constituents are exempt from certain parking regulations (see below).
Colored curb zones are painted to indicate parking prohibitions or restrictions.
Additional regulations may be posted on signs and apply regardless of curb color. Red, White and Blue curb regulations are in effect 24 hours a day, 7 days a week unless otherwise indicated by a sign.
- General regulation: no stopping, parking or standing
- Applies whether or not vehicle is attended
LADOT manages approximately 40,000 on-street and off-street public metered parking spaces.
Parking meters and time limits are used to encourage turnover, allowing more people access to high-demand parking spaces.
LADOT completed our citywide conversion of parking meters to more reliable, credit card capable meters in 2012.
If you notice a broken or vandalized meter, please report it online or call our meter hotline at (877) 215-3958.
State and city parking laws protect public safety and advance policy goals such as ensuring parking turnover so that customers can access stores.
LADOT operates 118 public parking facilities throughout the City of Los Angeles with more than 11,500 parking spaces.
Our parking lots and garages support retail activity and provide convenient customer parking.
You can find public parking locations at Parking in LA.
If you have any questions regarding a parking citation please visit: lacity-parking.org or call us to our 24 Hour Customer Care Hotline: (866) 561-9742 | TTY: (213) 623-7046
LADOT has synchronizing 100% of the traffic signals in the City of Los Angeles to improve traffic flow and minimize congestion.
The final phase (FY 2005 – FY 2013) was made possible through funding provided by state Proposition 1B and secured by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.
Our advanced system enables traffic engineers to monitor traffic conditions and make real-time signal timing adjustments to handle emergencies and special events.
Special events are activities (e.g. parades, sporting events, concerts, community events, etc.) that create unusual traffic impacts different from the typical day.
There about 2,500 special events held in the City of Los Angeles every year.
LADOT assesses potential traffic impacts for each special event, develops plans to minimize traffic congestion, and posts temporary parking restrictions as well as deploys traffic officers and engineers to manage traffic before, during, and after a special event.
There are three types of special event permits:
Traffic control devices include traffic signals and regulatory signage installed to ensure the safe and efficient operation of city streets.
When, where, and how traffic control devices can be installed is governed by federal and state law as adopted in the California Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD).
Different types of signals and signage are appropriate for different situations.