Street Cleaning is the parking rule that forces the clearing of parked cars to accommodate the sweeping of the streets in Los Angeles.
It happens once or twice a week in many areas of downtown LA, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Venice, Inglewood, etc. If you park during alternate side parking hours, you are likely to get a street cleaning ticket so read this guide carefully 🙂
Most areas have either 1 hour or 2-hour restrictions in the morning but the hours of enforcement vary a lot – you will find them posted on the parking signs. Check out this street cleaning map that has the schedule for all the streets in Los Angeles. It is constantly updated by a community of thousands of drivers who are using the SpotAngels app in Los Angeles!
Simply type in the address you need to find out about in the search bar and check the sidebar to see when parking is restricted on your block.
Unless you find parking signs that read “parking permitted after the street sweeper passes” or you’re willing to pay the fine, avoid street parking the entire time. L.A street sweepers are notorious for not actually doing their sweeping. Even if you don’t think the street sweeper will be coming down your street, people have reported finding tickets on their windshields regardless.
There are plenty of city-recognized street cleaning holidays in Los Angeles. On those holidays, all street cleaning is suspended throughout the city and you’re free to park in usually restricted zones. Here they are:
|Start Date||Parking Holiday||End Date|
|2022-01-01||New Year's Day||2022-01-01|
|2022-01-17||Martin Luther King, Jr. Day||2022-01-17|
|2022-03-31||Cesar Chavez Day||2022-03-31|
|2022-10-10||Indigenous Peoples Day||2022-10-10|
|2022-11-25||Day after Thanksgiving||2022-11-25|
Street cleaning tickets in Los Angeles will cost you $73 🙈🙈🙈
To make sure to avoid those pesky fines and find parking on the go, download the award-winning SpotAngels app. It is free 😉