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Preferential Parking District Process

How to Establish a PPD


Interest Stage

  • Contact your Council District office to schedule a meeting regarding establishing a Preferential Parking District (PPD).
  • The Council District office will invite the interested parties to a meeting with the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) and the Council District office. The meeting will serve as an opportunity to discuss the nature of the parking issue, the need for a PPD, potential impacts, potential remedies, and PPD requirements.
  • If no other remedy is found to solve the parking issue, the Council District office will submit a Letter of Support to LADOT to proceed to Phase 2.


Petition & Study Phase

  • LADOT will issue official petition forms to the lead resident(s) to obtain signatures demonstrating support for establishing a PPD in the area.
  • Petitions must be submitted for at least six (6) blocks, with signatures from at least 75% of residences on each block. PPD parking restrictions will only be posted on blocks that pass the PPD process.Residents must return completed petitions within six (6) months.
  • LADOT will review and validate the petitions to ensure all requirements have been met.
  • LADOT will conduct a parking study to determine whether the area meets the excessive parking impact requirements. A block must have 85% of legal on-street parking occupied to pass the parking study, and a minimum of four (4) blocks must pass the parking study.
  • If all requirements are met, LADOT will submit a report with a recommendation to the Transportation Commission to establish the proposed PPD.


Final Approval

  • Upon receipt of LADOT’s recommendation, the Transportation Commission will conduct a public hearing.
  • If the Transportation Commission approves LADOT’s recommendation, the City Council shall then consider LADOT’s recommendation for formal establishment of a PPD.
  • Upon final approval by the City Council, LADOT will begin production of parking restriction signs and parking permits. Installation of signs may take up to six months.
  • LADOT will notify residents and Parking Enforcement when restrictions will take effect.

The Preferential Parking District (PPD) Program administered by the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) is designed to limit intrusion of non-residential and/or commuter parking into residential neighborhoods where such parking practices have negatively impacted the residential area. PPDs must be a minimum of six blocks in size.

Permit Type Cost Limit
Annual Permit $34.00 each Three (3) per residence
Visitor Permit
(Valid for 4 months)
$22.50 each Two (2) per residence
One-Day Guest Permit $2.50 each 25 per day


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