Inoperative vehicles stored
on private property in residential areas are unsightly and
contribute to neighborhood blight. The California Vehicle
Code and Section 80.73.2 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code
prohibit parking or standing of a vehicle upon any City street,
highway or alley for 72 or more consecutive hours. California
Vehicle Code 22669 authorizes towing of any vehicle that is
inoperable, parked on City streets, and is a public hazard.
is the lead agency responsible for the abatement of on-
and off-street abandoned, wrecked, dismantled or inoperative
vehicles. Traffic Officers will immediately tow any vehicle
that lacks an engine, wheels, or some other part necessary
for safely driving the vehicle.
Citizens may report vehicles stored over 72 hours on City
streets and suspected abandoned vehicles by completing the
Online Stored and Abandoned Vehicle Report
To speak to a Customer Service Representative, you may call
1-800-ABANDON (1-800-222-6366) between the hours
of 8am and 5pm, Monday through Friday.
Evenings, weekends, and holidays, you may leave a voice
mail message with your name and daytime phone number. A
Customer Service Representative will return the phone call
the following business day.
provide the following information when you call:
- Vehicle Location Zip Code*
- License Plate
- Vehicle Make
- Vehicle Color
- Vehicle Location (Street,
block # and Cross Street)*
*Minimum Information Required
Without the location, zip code, and street address; a traffic
officer cannot find the stored or abandoned vehicle which
will not allow us to process your request.