Parking Enforcement and Traffic control will RESUME STARTING TODAY 10/15

Oct 15, 2020 Article / Local Jewish News











TODAY, October 15th, LADOT Parking Enforcement and Traffic control will RESUME parking enforcement and impounding of vehicles in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, where applicable, for the following categories:

  • 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); and,
  • Vehicles displaying recently expired permits within preferential parking districts.

LADOT 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.

Enforcement is ONGOING for all the following categories:

  • 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; and,
  • Parking restrictions for City-owned lots.

At the instruction of Mayor Eric Garcetti, the department has also launched new economic relief measures to assist low-income Angelenos through a new program that allows discounts for citation payments that are made early. This program supplements others created by the department to assist Angelenos in need, including:

  • Community Assistance Parking Program (CAPP): LADOT offers the CAPP for individuals experiencing homelessness that allows them to pay their parking citations through volunteer community service or enrollment in a homeless service program. As of June 30th, LADOT has assisted 1,070 participants to complete 14,238 community service hours for a total of $559,783 worth of citations converted to community service.
  • Low-Income Payment Plans: LADOT worked with the State Legislature to shape legislation that created or modified payment plans for the indigent and eligible low-income motorists. Depending on the existing payment plan, the City may waive all late fees for eligible motorists and allow up to 18 months to pay off the base citation fines.
  • The citation amnesty program grants a one-time opportunity for those with citations over three years old to have all late fees waived with the opportunity to pay the base citation amount(s) over a period of time thereby clearing DMV holds, tax intercepts, and/or tow orders.
  • The unemployment citation amnesty program assists those who lost their job during the pandemic by allowing them to have late fees waived and to pay only the base citation amount over a period of time.

For a comprehensive list of parking regulations affected by the resumption of parking enforcement — and for more information on LADOT’s assistance programs — please click here.