Parking Enforcement

State and city parking laws protect public safety and advance policy goals such as ensuring parking turnover so that customers can access stores.

LADOT traffic officers enforce all parking laws in the California Vehicle Code and Los Angeles Municipal Code. Traffic officers patrol the city in shifts throughout the day and respond to constituent complaints of parking violations. Traffic officers issue about 2.5 million citations each year.

If you have any questions regarding a parking citation you can email us at:  ladot.ombudsman@lacity.org or call us to our 24 Hour Customer Care Hotline: 1-866-561-9742
Citations can be paid online or contested