Parking Enforcement and Regulations on National Holidays

If you’re a resident of Los Angeles, understanding the parking enforcement laws and regulations of the city can be confusing. Fortunately, the city has provide a helpful list of parking regulations that do or do not apply on National Holidays.

(Editors Note: Bill’s Sweeping Service is a private street sweeping company and is not responsible for parking enforcement or parking tickets. Here is a helpful guide if you are looking for your street sweeping schedule.)

This is an excerpt from the City of Los Angeles dated March 8, 2012

National Holidays

It is the Department’s policy that on National Holidays, the parking regulations listed ARE NOT to be enforced unless the signs indicate “Holiday Enforcement.” The holidays are:

  1. New Years Day
  2. Martin Luther King’s Birthday
  3. President’s Day (George Washington’s Birthday)
  4. Memorial Day
  5. Independence Day
  6. Labor Day
  7. Columbus Day
  8. Veteran’s Day
  9. Thanksgiving Day
  10. Christmas Day

The regulations that ARE NOT to be enforced are:

  1. Time Limit
  2. Parking Meters (unless posted to include holidays)
  3. No Parking Signs with specific time limits (i.e. 9:00am to 4:00pm, 8:00am to 10:00am)
  4. No Stopping signs with specified time limits (i.e. 7:00am to 9:00am, 4:00pm to 6:00pm)
  5. Preferential Parking (unless posted to include holidays)

The regulations to be enforced on all days, including the above holidays, are all safety violations, including but not limited to:

  1. Red zones, including bus zones
  2. Yellow/white zones (on request only)
  3. Alleys
  4. Sidewalks
  5. Handicap Zones
  6. “No Parking Anytime” signs (including “To Away, No Parking Anytime” signs)
  7. “No Stopping Anytime” signs that do not refer to a specified time limit
  8. All Temporary “No Stopping” or “No Parking” signs
  9. Compliants for service, including but not limited to, blocked driveways, etc.

We hope this provides an easy guide for understanding holiday parking enforcement in LA. Have a wonderful holiday!

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7 Responses to Parking Enforcement and Regulations on National Holidays

  1. If the street will not be cleaned on a holiday. will it be cleaned the next day.

  2. is there any street sweeping on columbus day oct 13th in Inglewood Ca?

  3. Can I park on a street if it says street sweeper and it is on a holiday (Veteran’s Day) in the city of Compton, CA?

  4. Can I park when it is raining during street sweeping hours (street won’t be swept) and NOT get a ticket?

  5. Ken Peterson says:
    April 6, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    Can we park on the street after the parking enforcement vehicle and the street sweeper have already passed by or do we still have to wait for the time limits to end?

    • Bill's Sweeping says:
      April 7, 2015 at 8:58 am

      Good question Ken. This is not an “official” answer so proceed at your own risk. Understanding is that you must stay off the street during the posted time window. However, to get a ticket the parking enforcement vehicle would need to double back on the street to fine you (which is unlikely).

      So ideally you should stay off the street during the time window just to be safe but if you’re going to risk it, the chance of getting a ticket is probably pretty low. Just my $.02

      Different cities probably treat this differently so the best thing would be to stop the parking enforcement vehicle and ask them directly.

  6. Suki camacho says:
    August 19, 2015 at 8:06 am

    Why do residents get tickets after the posted time. The sweeper is repeatedly,

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