Parking Services

Parking Enforcement

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Parking Enforcement's local office is located at 8235 Santa Monica Blvd, 1 block east of City Hall, on the third floor in suite 320. They can be reached by phone at (323) 650-6757 or email at office@wehoparkingenforcement.org. Office hours are Monday through Thursday, 8am until 6pm and Fridays until 5pm. 

If Your Vehicle Has Been Towed

Vehicles towed under the authority of West Hollywood Parking Enforcement may be claimed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at Hollywood Tow Service1015 N. Mansfield Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038. (323) 466-5421.

Contesting a Vehicle Impound

If you dispute that the officer who towed your car had reasonable cause to do so, you may request a hearing within 10 days after the date the Notice of Stored Vehicle was deposited in the U.S. Mail (CVC 22852). To request a hearing to contest the impound of your vehicle, contact the West Hollywood Parking Enforcement Office at (323) 650-6757 or by emailing office@wehoparkingenforcement.org

Setting a Date for the Hearing 

If the vehicle remains impounded when you request the hearing, you have the right to a hearing within 48 hours from the time you make the request. Unfortunately, you cannot request a particular time for the hearing within those 48 hours. The time is determined based upon the availability of a hearing examiner, a conference room, and the officer who impounded your vehicle (if you invoke the right to have the officer appear at your hearing). Staff employed by the Parking Enforcement will contact you with the time and date for the hearing.

 

If you have already retrieved the vehicle, a hearing will be set for a time and date not later than 30 days from the date you request the hearing. You may inform parking enforcement staff of a preference for a morning or afternoon hearing and any preferred days of the week you would like the hearing scheduled. The Legal Services Division will try to accommodate your request. You will receive notice of the time and date of the hearing in the mail to the address you provide to parking enforcement staff.

After the Hearing

The hearing examiner does not make a decision at the hearing; you will be mailed a written decision no later than fifteen (15) days after the hearing.

If you are not satisfied with the outcome of the hearing, your recourse is to file a claim with the City Clerk.If you have any questions about filing the claim form, please contact the City Clerk's Office at (323) 848-6409.

Additional Impound Hearing Resources

Private Property Tows

Private property tows are a business arrangement between the towing company and tenant. Under CVC 22658, towing from private property requires the consent of the property owner or commercial tenant.

For California Vehicle Code details, please review CVC 22658.

Schedules

Street Sweeping

For information on street sweeping schedules by day, early morning schedules, alleys or street name, choose one of the following:

Holiday Parking Enforcement

Residential Permit Parking regulations ARE enforced on holidays. Off-street facility operating hours may vary. Payment is required. 

Street cleaning and on-street metered parking are not enforced during the following holidays:

Holiday Effective Day/Date Regulations Not Enforced
Street Cleaning On-street Meters* Peak Hour**
New Year's Day January 1st Not Enforced Not Enforced Not Enforced
Martin Luther King's Birthday 3rd Monday in January Not Enforced Not Enforced Not Enforced
President's Day 3rd Monday in February Not Enforced Not Enforced Not Enforced
Cesar Chavez Day March 31st Enforced Not Enforced Enforced
Harvey Milk Day May 22nd Enforced Not Enforced Enforced
Memorial Day Last Monday in May Not Enforced Not Enforced Not Enforced
Independence Day July 4th Not Enforced Not Enforced Not Enforced
Labor Day 1st Monday in September Not Enforced Not Enforced Not Enforced
Columbus Day 2nd Monday in October Not Enforced Not Enforced Not Enforced
Veteran's Day November 11th Not Enforced Not Enforced
Not Enforced
Thanksgiving Day 4th Thursday in November Not Enforced Not Enforced Not Enforced
Christmas Day December 25th Not Enforced Not Enforced Not Enforced

*On-street meter time-limits are not enforced

**Peak Hour, or anti-gridlock, are temporary zones with restricted parking. This does not include intersections, driveways or unrestricted portions of the roadway. 

For information regarding City Sponsored Special Events please go to Events. For the City's most current street cleaning maps, click HERE.

Disabled Parking

In order to improve parking accessibility and reduce the incidence of fraudulent use of disabled placards, the City of West Hollywood actively enforces State regulations that require individuals to carry the DMV identification card issued with their disabled placard. 

Drivers may be approached to verify the identification card information to help parking enforcement officers deter the problem of disabled placard abuse. 

If an individual fails to provide the required identification card, the disabled placard will be confiscated by parking enforcement and will result in a $500 parking fine for misuse. 

Motorists who receive a parking citation for misuse and have their placard confiscated may retrieve the placard and have the penalty reduced to a $25 administrative fee by presenting the correct DMV identification to the City’s parking enforcement office within 21 days. 

If the citation is not contested, the registered owner of the vehicle is liable for the original fine, and the placard will be reported as fraudulent and removed from circulation. 

Should you need to have your DMV issued DP identification card reissued to be in compliance with State law, please fill out the following form and return it to the address listed below. 

DMV Disabled Placard Application [PDF]

Department of Motor Vehicles 
Registration Operations 
PO Box 942869 Mail Station E-169 
Sacramento, California 94269-0001 

Low Income Payment Plan 

Per CVC 40220, low-income payment plans are available to those who submit an application and supporting documentation. Eligibility is based on monthly income that is 125% or less of the current poverty guidelines, per U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and/or receive public assistance benefits. 

Please download and review the Low-Income Payment Plan Guidelines and Application to review the specific criteria. Applications must be received within 60 calendar days from issuance of a notice of parking violation, or 10 days after the administrative hearing determination, whichever is later. If approved, there is a $5 enrollment fee.

Applicants currently on California DMV registration hold may apply, one-time only, and are subject to a $5 late fee, in addition to the enrollment fee. 

Parking Survival Guide 

For tips on understanding some of the uniqueness scenarios of West Hollywood parking, be sure to visit our Survival Guide by clicking on the link below.  

Information on avoiding parking citations

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