Parking Tickets

Parking tickets (also referred to as citations) are issued by parking enforcement officials for violating state parking laws (California Vehicle Code) or city parking laws (Los Angeles Municipal Code).

If you have any questions regarding a parking citation please visit:  or call us to our 24 Hour Customer Care Hotline: (866) 561-9742 | TTY: (213) 623-7046

Parking Signs

Regulatory parking signs indicate prohibitions or restrictions on parking and violations are enforced by LADOT parking enforcement officers.  Any parking sign without time or day restrictions specified is in effect 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Disabled constituents are exempt from certain parking regulations (see below).

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

Red Curbs

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

Yellow Curbs

Parking Meters

LADOT manages approximately 40,000 on-street and off-street public metered parking spaces.

Parking meters and time limits are used to encourage turnover, allowing more people access to high-demand parking spaces.

LADOT completed our citywide conversion of parking meters to more reliable, credit card capable meters in 2012.

If you notice a broken or vandalized meter, please report it online or call our meter hotline at (877) 215-3958.

Public Parking

LADOT operates 118 public parking facilities throughout the City of Los Angeles with more than 11,500 parking spaces.

Our parking lots and garages support retail activity and provide convenient customer parking.

If you have any questions regarding a parking citation please visit:  or call us to our 24 Hour Customer Care Hotline: (866) 561-9742 | TTY: (213) 623-7046​

Signal Synchronization

LADOT has synchronizing 100% of the traffic signals in the City of Los Angeles to improve traffic flow and minimize congestion.

The final phase (FY 2005 – FY 2013) was made possible through funding provided by state Proposition 1B and secured by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.

Our advanced system enables traffic engineers to monitor traffic conditions and make real-time signal timing adjustments to handle emergencies and special events.

Special Events

Special events are activities (e.g. parades, sporting events, concerts, community events, etc.) that create unusual traffic impacts different from the typical day.

There about 2,500 special events held in the City of Los Angeles every year.

LADOT assesses potential traffic impacts for each special event, develops plans to minimize traffic congestion, and posts temporary parking restrictions as well as deploys traffic officers and engineers to manage traffic before, during, and after a special event.

There are three types of special event permits:


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