Los Angeles Parking Updates During COVID-19

March 20, 2020

*All Los Angeles parking updates are as of March 20th, 2020. We will do our best to update you with new information as it becomes available.

As of Thursday, March 19th, Los Angeles County asked that all residents stay home except for essential travel. If you're like more than 60% of Angelenos and rent instead of own, you might be wondering about parking enforcement. After all, if you're not going anywhere, it's basically impossible to move for street sweeping. Below are some Los Angeles parking updates to help you navigate this difficult time as we all work together to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Keep in mind these parking updates are for the City of Los Angeles specifically and updates may vary in other LA County municipalities.

Street Sweeping

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced on Monday that tickets for street sweeping violations in residential areas are suspended indefinitely. However, they will still be enforcing street sweeping around homeless encampments.

Colored Curbs

The city will continue to ticket and/or tow cars parked improperly on colored curbs and in front of fire hydrants. Remember, emergency access is especially important during this time!

Pick-Up and Drop-Off

There will be an extended grace period for people making deliveries, as well as for those dropping off or picking up groceries and other goods. Also, the city will not give tickets to parents and caregivers picking up meals around closed schools.

Metered Parking

The city will continue to ticket parking at expired or unpaid meters. They say this is in an effort to help local businesses that are dealing with increased pick-up and delivery.

Abandoned Vehicles

There is a law that states a car can't be parked in the same place for more than 72 hours. However, they will not be ticketing or towing any vehicles that have not moved or appear to be abandoned.

Parking Fines

Garcetti announced that parking fine increases will be frozen for 60 days and deadlines for payment are all extended to June 1st.

Please stay safe out there! Remember to wash your hands and avoid touching your face. Reach out to friends and relatives by phone. Also, if you are not one of the many Angelenos who are temporarily unemployed, please consider making a donation to the funds that support the many, many people who make our city and state great and are struggling financially. 

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