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:
- In alleys, except for the purpose of actively unloading goods or passengers (Watch our Alley Video)
- In an intersection or a crosswalk
- Within 15 feet of a fire station driveway or fire hydrant
- In front of a public or private driveway
- On a sidewalk
- On the roadway side of a parked vehicle (i.e. double parking)
- In front of a bus stop in a tunnel
- Upon a bridge (unless otherwise posted) or in such a manner that obstructs the free use of the street.
- In a center median strip, unless signs are posted permitting parking on the median.
- Continuously at one location for more than 72-hours.
- Heavy duty commercial vehicles in residential areas, unless the vehicle is loading or unloading goods or has a service call in the immediate vicinity.
- Parking of unattached semi-trailers