Visitor Preferential and Overnight Parking Permits*
** Per City of Los Angeles Ordinance No. 180059, new permit rates are in effect as of August 30, 2008.
Each household within a Preferential or Overnight Parking Permit District is entitled to a maximum of two Visitor Permits (except where special conditions have been assigned by the City Council). Visitor Permits are a hangtag that shall be hung from the rear-view mirror of the vehicle, and can be used by any vehicle belonging to a resident of the district or their guests.
A Visitor Permit is valid for a period of four months. Preferential Visitor Permits cost $22.50 per four- month-period and Overnight Visitor Permits cost $10.00 per four-month-period.
Visitor Permits for Preferential and Overnight Parking Districts have slightly different rules. In a Preferential Parking District, the Visitor Permit can only be used to exempt parked vehicles from posted Preferential Parking restrictions on the one street segment specified on the permit, which is usually the street segment where the resident lives. However, in an Overnight Parking District, the Visitor Permit allows the vehicle driver to park anywhere within the limits of the assigned parking district on streets posted with Overnight Parking District signs.
For both Preferential and Overnight Districts, parkers still must observe additional posted restrictions (such as red zone or street cleaning).
You must provide photo ID when purchasing Visitor permits. If you do not have an active Preferential/Overnight Parking Permit Account, you must open one in person at a Public Service Centers and provide the following:
Two proofs of residency. The following may be used for this purpose:
- Driver's license
- Property Tax Bill or rental/lease agreement
- Utility Bill (Cable TV, Telephone (landline only), Gas, Water, or Electric)