Los Angeles Permit Parking

In LA: Before you park, read the signs carefully!


Permit parking zones scatter Los Angeles. Property owners pay for sidewalk and street maintenance. Permit Parking Zones protect homeowner’s right to park in the street in front of their houses.

Parking Zones are commonly found close to high density apartment buildings or commercial/retail destinations where visitors and local employees park regularly, for long periods of time, occupy all available spaces for street parking.

Resident Permit

Annual permit cost $34 per permit. Each household is allowed up to three annual permits. Attach Annual permit to the left back bumper of your vehicle:


To purchase an annual permit visit one of four city office locations:


312 W 2nd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012



3333 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 3337
Los Angeles, CA 90010


West Los Angeles

9911 W. Pico Blvd. Suite B-201
Los Angeles, CA 90035

Van Nuys

6309 Van Nuys Blvd. Room 103
Van Nuys, CA 91401


In order to purchase an annual permit, you must provide the following information:

  1. Current vehicle registration (or if leased, a copy of the lease, or if registering a company vehicle, a letter from the employer confirming the license number of the vehicle and the name of the employee applicant.) The vehicle must be in the resident’s name and registered to the address within the district.
  2. Two additional proofs of residency. The following may be used for this purpose:
    1. Driver’s license
    2. Property Tax Bill or rental/lease agreement
    3. Utility Bill (Cable TV, Telephone landline only, Gas, Water, or Electric)

* you must pay all outstanding parking fines before you can buy a parking permit.

Need More parking?

See Visitor Pass


See Guest Pass



Call the Permit Hotline number: (310) 843-5936

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One comment

  • mark christensen
    December 5, 2015 at 9:04 am

    My name is Mark Christensen, My wife and I own a home at 31962 Sunset Venue in Laguna Beach and, along with a number of our neighbors, would like permit parking on the street given the flood of out of town beach goers that take the parking spaces in front of our homes, leave trash and hit resident’s cars.
    The problem? Even though we are upwards of a half mile from the actual beach, the Coastal Commission had bundled us as part of their “beach access parking” program.
    Three of us had a meeting with Ann Larson, Laguna Beach Assistant Director of Community Development, and while she was very familiar with the problem very sympathetic she said battling the Coastal Commission was like battling a headless Godzilla (my paraphrase) they are very powerful and finding someone there to deal with a problem is very difficult. Any thoughts?

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