Colored Curb Zones

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, seven days a week unless otherwise indicated by a sign. 

Red Curbs

  • General regulation: no stopping, parking or standing 
  • Applies whether or not a vehicle is attended

Yellow Curbs

  • General regulation: commercial loading only
  • Vehicles with a commercial license plate are allowed to park in yellow zones, only if they are actively loading or unloading freight, for a maximum of 30 minutes
  • Yellow curb zone restrictions are in effect Monday through Saturday 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. unless otherwise posted on signs; all other parking regulations are in effect outside hours noted
  • Vehicles without a commercial license plate may load and unload passengers or baggage in these zones, but only for a maximum of five minutes

White Curbs

  • Watch our white curb video
  • General regulation: passenger loading only
  • Vehicles loading or unloading passengers may stop for a maximum of five minutes

Green Curbs

  • Watch our green curb video
  • General regulation: short-term parking
  • As posted, generally 15 minutes or 30 minutes
  • Green curb zone restrictions are in effect Monday through Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. unless otherwise posted on signs; all other parking regulations are in effect outside hours noted

Accessible Parking Zones (Blue Curbs)

On January 24, 2017, the Los Angeles City Council adopted the Phase 1 Program for Accessible Parking Zone's (APZs).  The Phase 1 Program generally restricts the placement of APZs to corner locations to serve the entire block.  Any necessary improvements to the selected corner will be included in the City’s Sidewalk Repair Program for design and construction. City Departments involved in this program will report back to the City Council in six months on Phase 1 regarding eligibility, feasibility, prioritization and construction costs for APZs.

Residents and businesses may submit a request for an APZ investigation for corner locations. City Departments will review these locations for feasibility pursuant to federal and state accessibility guidelines. Federal and state guidelines require APZs to be accessible to mobility devices such as wheelchairs. Attached is a fact sheet regarding some APZ placement guidelines.

If you are interested in receiving an application please contact the Department on Disability, Accessible Parking Zone Request Line at 213-202-2685.

Accessible Parking Zones-Basic Placement Facts

  • General regulation: reserved for constituents displaying a valid disabled parking placard or license plate issued by the California Department of Motor Vehicles
  • If you are not the recipient of a valid disabled parking placard or license plate or are not driving the recipient, you may not park in a blue curb zone even if you have a valid disabled parking placard or license.

Submitting a Service Request? (

  • To request a new curb zone or report a faded zone to submit a request online.
  • To report disabled placard or license plate abuse call the local designated Parking Enforcement Office.