Friday, August 10, 2012



After years of hard work, West Adams Avenues has finally been granted "No Overnight Parking." (2:00 AM to 6:00 AM that is)

Many of you may have noticed the signs being posted on your Avenue, and yes, also on 23rd Street and 25th Street.

To find out all of the IMPORTANT information you need to know, read below.


On May 22, 2012 the Los Angeles City Council established Overnight Parking District (OPD) No. 545 in the Avenues of West Adams. This district is bounded on the North by Santa Monica 10 Freeway, East by Arlington, South by Adams Boulevard and West by Crenshaw. 

If you park your car on a street where the new signs are posted, you will need to purchase a permit for that vehicle. Any vehicle parked on a street with a posted sign (see left) will be ticketed. ENFORCEMENT BEGINS AUGUST 20.


What does the permit do for me?

Permits will exempt vehicles with a valid permit from "No Parking, 2AM to 6AM, District No. 545 Permits Exempt" parking restrictions. However, vehicles with permits are NOT exempt from any other restriction such as Street Cleaning, fire hydrants, commercial vehicle restrictions, driveway blockage, or red curb restrictions.

Do I need a permit with a Disabled Person Placard?

Vehicles with disable person placards/license plates do not require a permit if the placard is displayed properly.

Where/How do I purchase a permit for my vehicle(s)?

Overnight Parking permits may be purchased weekdays (except holidays) from 9:00 AM to 5:00PM at the following locations:

Downtown Service Center
312 W. 2nd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Mid-Wilshire Service Center
3333 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 3337
Los Angeles, CA 90010

Van Nuys Service Center
6309 Van Nuys Blvd., #103
Van Nuys, CA 91401

West Los Angeles Service Center
9911 W. Pico Blvd., Suite B-201
Los Angeles, CA 90035

Call Customer Service (310) 843-5936


When purchasing permits for the first time, you will be required to provide a photo identification and two proofs of residency (such as your Driver's License, Property Tax Bill, Rental/Lease Agreement) or current Utility Bill (cable TV, Telephone [landline only], gas, water or electric). If you are not sure what other types of proofs of residency are acceptable, call the Customer Service number in advance. Only cash, check or money order will be accepted for payment when you establish and account. Once accounts are established, permit renewals can be done online, in person or through the mail and specific credit card, checks or money orders are accepted as payment.

Permit Types and Fees

Resident Permit (Maximum of 3 per dwelling unit): the cost of these permits is $15.00 per permit and are good for a maximum period of 12 months. This permit is a sticker; which is permanently affixed to the rear driver's side bumper or driver's side rear window of your vehicle and can be used to park anywhere within the District. To qualify for a Resident permit, the vehicle must be registered to your OPD address. If it is a company vehicle, a letter from your employer confirming the license number of the vehicle and that it is assigned to you must be presented.

You are required to present the vehicle registration for each vehicle for which you are purchasing a Resident Permit.

Visitor Permit (Maximum of 2 per dwelling unit): The cost of these permits is $10.00 per permit, and are valid for 4 months from date of purchase. This can be used on any vehicle and is valid within the entire district. This permit must be hung from the rear-view mirror of the vehicle. Lost or stolen Visitor permits cannot be replaced until they expire.

Guest Permit (Maximum of 25 permits per day per dwelling unit) Guest permits cost $1.00 per permit and they can also be purchased by mail, in-person, or online. This permit is placed on the dashboard of the vehicle and is only valid on the "date of use" which is stamped onto the permit.

Finally, Visitor and Guest permits are exclusively for the use of the residents and their guests. Penalty for violation of this requirement is loss of permit parking privileges for a period of one year.


  1. Yippee! Was a lot of work but soo worth it! The best place to pick up your permits are at the Mid Whilshire.. So easy...3333 Wilshire Blvd.. Use a meter in and out quick.. Write a thanks, to Kimani!....

  2. I got ours. Folks read all three paragraphs. It gets more specific about what you have to bring.

  3. What is the reason for the No Overnight Parking?

  4. Crimes involving vehicular traffic was the reason. There was prostitution, stolen cars, people living in cars, cars kept on the streets to use as storage places for drugs and for the sale of drugs. There was a letter from Chief Bratton and the Captain of the Southwest Division, and various lead offers that testified to the pervasive influence of automobile related crime in the Avenues.
    There was also a petition process to get the required signatures, as required by the city.

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