Update: Los Angeles Parking Enforcement is Back

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We all knew this day would come. As of today, October 15, 2020, the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) has resumed parking enforcement and impounding.

This is what you may be ticketed or impounded for:

  • Residential street sweeping
  • Expired registration on a vehicle
  • Overnight/Oversize parking districts
  • Peak/rush hour and gridlock zone parking restrictions
  • Ticket/tow for abandoned vehicles (72-hour rule)
  • Vehicles displaying recently expired permits within preferential parking districts

This is what has been enforced without interruption: 

  • Metered parking
  • Time limits within preferential parking districts for vehicles without a valid or recently-expired permit
  • Posted time limit 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

New Early Pay LA Program

There is a silver lining. Beginning November 2, 2020, a new program will allow motorists an early payment discount. The Early Pay LA program will award a $20 discount for citations paid within 48 hours. You can see the other existing economic relief programs here.

Impound and Booting Delays

LADOT announced they will DELAY impounding vehicles used for dwelling pending a report back to Council in 30-60 days. Additionally, LADOT will DELAY the booting and impounding of scofflaw vehicles until January 1, 2021.

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