Can I Park There?

Parking on public streets and alleys is regulated by state parking laws (California Vehicle Code) and city parking laws (Los Angeles Municipal Code).

Common Parking Prohibitions
In addition to posted signs or colored curbs indicating parking regulations, the following parking is prohibited:

Holiday Parking Regulation Exemptions:
Certain city parking regulations are not enforced on national holidays. (The City of Los Angeles does not have authority to waive state parking laws.)

  1. New Year’s Day 
  2. Martin Luther King’s Birthday (observed)
  3. President’s Day (observed)
  4. Memorial Day
  5. Independence Day
  6. Labor Day
  7. Indigenous Peoples' Day
  8. Veteran’s Day
  9. Thanksgiving Day
  10. Christmas Day

If one of the national holidays falls on a Saturday it will be observed by the city on a Friday. If it falls on a Sunday it will be observed by the city on a Monday. The changes in parking restrictions will occur on both the holiday and the observed holiday.

Parking Regulation Exemptions 
On national holidays the following parking restrictions are NOT enforced unless specifically posted:

  • Time Limit
  • Parking Meters
  • No Parking with specified days and times only
  • No stopping with specified days and times only
  • Preferential parking districts
  • Street sweeping*

Please note the following:
*On Election Days, above "Parking Regulation Exemptions" apply to a one-block radius of polling places
*Street cleaning will NOT be enforced on the day after Thanksgiving
*Street cleaning will NOT be enforced on the day that the City of Los Angeles observes Cesar Chavez Holiday