Parking enforcement is on high alert at all times, so If you run into signs like this one park elsewhere.
No parking due to street cleaning: Pay attention to posted signs to see when parking is restricted. The signs will be posted on street lamps and nearby trees and will give you the day of the week as well as the hours when parking is not allowed.
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.
Street cleaning tickets in Los Angeles will cost you $73!
There are plenty of city-recognized street cleaning holidays in Los Angeles. On the following holidays, all street cleaning is suspended throughout the city and you’re free to park in usually restricted zones:
January 1 – New Year’s Day
January 21 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
February 18 – Presidents Day
March 25 – Cesar Chavez Day
May 27 – Memorial Day
July 4 – Independence Day
September 2 – Labor Day
October 14 – Columbus Day
November 11 – Veteran’s Day
November 28 – Thanksgiving Day
November 29 – Black Friday
December 25 – Christmas Day