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LADOT Could Start Enforcing Those Previously 'Relaxed' Parking Rules On July 6

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Alert! If you have alternate parking on street sweeping days, you may have to start moving your car again soon.

The Los Angeles Department of Transportation announced today that the city will resume issuing some parking tickets on July 6, after several months of halting those tickets due to the stay-at-home orders issued in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The last major update on the department's website had indicated the relaxed rules would extend until at least June 1 — which means we've been in limbo for almost a month.

Tickets will resume for:

  • Residential street sweeping
  • Peak/rush-hour and anti-gridlock zone restrictions
  • Abandoned vehicles (72-hour rule)
  • Expired registrations

Tickets will not resume (meaning you still get a free pass) for:

  • Overnight/Oversized Vehicle parking zones
  • Vehicles with recently expired Preferential Parking Permits
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The payment due date for existing citations will be extended until Aug 1. People who can document that they are unemployed are eligible to have late penalties waived if they pay the base citation by the end of the 2020 calendar year.
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