Coronavirus Updates

Parking Rules Update: Preferential Parking Districts

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UPDATE: Regular parking enforcement has resumed. For regulations regarding parking visit

Effective Friday, April 3, LADOT will not issue citations on vehicles displaying a recently-expired annual or visitor permit within the corresponding Preferential Parking District. This grace period will extend for two weeks after the expiration of a permit. LADOT will also email a two-week, temporary parking permit free-of-charge to be printed at home for those that have renewed their annual or visitor permit online but may not receive them before the existing permit expires. 

LADOT will continue to enforce time limits within Preferential Parking Districts and vehicles exceeding posted time limits that do not display a valid or recently expired permit will be subject to citation. 

While certain parking regulations are relaxed, others remain enforced to ensure that emergency services and other city functions continue operation. See the list below for full details regarding enforcement:

LADOT has RELAXED enforcement for the following categories:

  • Residential street sweeping
  • Expired registration on a vehicle
  • Peak/rush hour and gridlock zone parking restrictions
  • No ticket/tow for abandoned vehicles and overnight parking
  • Vehicles displaying recently expired permits within preferential parking districts will have a two-week grace period following the expiration to renew

In addition:

  • No parking fine increases until after June 1
  • Extended grace period for people dropping off or picking up
  • Immediate extensions on all deadlines for payments until June 1
  • LADOT will supply a temporary, print-at-home permit to residents within a preferential parking district who have renewed their permit but will not receive the new hangtag before their current permit expires

Enforcement CONTINUES for:

  • Metered parking
  • Time limits within preferential parking districts for vehicles without a valid or recently-expired permit
  • Posted time limits zones in residential and commercial areas
  • All posted Temporary No-Parking signs
  • No blocking emergency access (alleyways, fire hydrants, etc.)
  • Colored curb zones
  • Parking restrictions for City-owned lots

These changes will remain in effect until June 1 in accordance with the City of LA's "Safer at Home" order.