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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:


Certain city parking regulations are NOT enforced on national holidays. (The City of Los Angeles does not have authority to waive state parking laws.)

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King’s Birthday (observed)
  • President’s Day (observed)
  • Memorial Day
  • Juneteenth
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Veteran’s Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

If one of the national holidays falls on a Saturday it will be observed by the city on a Friday. If it falls on a Sunday it will be observed by the city on a Monday. The changes in parking restrictions will occur on both the holiday and the observed holiday.

On national holidays the following parking restrictions are NOT enforced unless specifically posted:

  • Time Limit
  • Parking Meters
  • No Parking with specified days and times only
  • No stopping with specified days and times only
  • Preferential parking districts
  • Street sweeping (Also not enforced the day after Thanksgiving and Cesar Chavez Holiday)

Please note: On election days, the above parking restriction exemptions apply to a one-block radius of polling places.