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Parking Services

Parking Permits

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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Parking Permit Counter is closed to the public for all in-person transactions until further notice. The best way to contact the Parking Permit Counter is to email

The Permit Counter is open Monday through Thursday, 8am until 6pm and until 5pm on Friday. We are closed on weekends and Federal and State holidays. If you are unsure of our availability, please contact us by email at or calling (323) 848-6400.

Residential Parking

New residents may apply for parking in person at City Hall or by mail and provide hard-copies of 1) Proof of Residence**, 2) Valid Picture ID and 3) Current California Vehicle Registration***. Vehicle registration must be under the resident's name. Separate registration is required for each vehicle. Title, insurance ID or other documentation is not acceptable.  Thereafter, permit renewals occur online and are sent by USPS mail. Renewed permits are not available for renewal or pick-up at the Permit Counter. 

Digital documents are not acceptable and permit staff will not be able to complete your transaction. Documents must be printed prior to transaction.

 Transaction Type  New Residential Account*  Renewal of Existing Account
 In-Person Yes No 
 Online No  Yes
*Accounts left inactive for more than 1 renewal cycle must be re-opened at the Permit Counter, **Fully signed lease, rental agreement, property tax bill, escrow closing documents or current (30 days or less) utility bill in the resident's name and local address, ***Guest Parking Permits do not require proof of Vehicle Registration

Preferential Parking District Formation

Persons interested in having permit parking in their area are required to submit a petition representing a majority of the dwelling units for the area being proposed. A petition packet containing information necessary to proceed with implementation may be obtained from the Department of Facilities and Recreation Service's Parking Services and Projects Officer at

Resident Parking Permit

Resident Parking Permits are sold in the form of a decal are only valid for a maximum of 1 year. Decals are valid only for the vehicle to which it is registered. See the table below for your Residential Parking Program District's details. 

 District Expiration Date  Prorate Start Date*
 4 & 7  January 31   August 1
 1 & 9  March 31   October 1
 2 & 10  May 31   December 1
 3 & 6  July 31   February 1
 5 & 11  September 30   April 1
 8  November 30   June 1 

 *Permits are prorated six months into their life-cycle

Applicant vehicle must be registered in California and must be the resident's primary vehicle. Commercial use or use by a non-resident is prohibited. Resident permits are by decal and issued to a specific vehicle's License Plate or Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). A maximum of 4 decals may be purchased per address each permit cycle. Permits may not be transferred without re-registering through the Permit Counter. To avoid being charged a replacement fee, the permit being replaced must be returned to the Permit Counter at time of the transaction. 


Resident Permit purchases are non-refundable. New or renewal fees increase by the number of permits requested. Permits being replaced due to a change in vehicle registration are available at no cost with the return of the previous permit to the Permit Counter, or 51% or more of the decal's remains.

 Permit Tier  Regular Rate* Prorated Rate*/EV Rate**
 Tier 1  $22  $11 
 Tier 2  $30   $15 
 Tier 3  $52   $26 
 Tier 4  $75   $38 

*Permits are issued at no cost if purchased in the final month before expiration

**Verified EV applicants are eligible for reduced permit rates when supporting documentation is provided during registration. Only registration's showing "Motive of Power=E" shall be eligible. If registering multiple electric vehicles, separate copies of each vehicle's current CA registration must be submitted. If multiple vehicles consisting of non-EV and EV are being registered, EVs must be reported after the non-EV vehicles to receive the greatest discount.

Lost/Stolen Permit Renewal Policy 

A loss of decals renewed by mail is replaceable at no charge at the Permit Counter if reported within 21 calendar days of the purchase date, is accompanied by a completed USPS Receipt of Claim printout, and is the first request in the current renewal period for the address/account. USPS Claims can be submitted online at, lost or stolen decals will be replaced at the full price of the subsequent pricing tier. 

Overnight Resident Parking Permit

West Hollywood residents in need of overnight parking may purchase an Overnight Resident Parking Permit at $9 per quarter, which allows the overnight parking of the permitted vehicle in specific City parking facilitiesFacilities are not accessible during closing hours and permit sales are subject to availability. 

Current City facilities offering overnight parking via the Overnight Resident Parking Permit Program are Kings Road Garage, Spaulding Lot and the La Jolla Lot. 

For more information, please contact ABM Parking at (323) 848-2067.

Guest Parking Permit

Guest permits are only available to current West Hollywood residents and are limited to 2 per address. Guest permits are issued in the form of a placard and are interchangeable between vehicles. Guest permits are only for use by the resident or a guest of the resident in the act of visiting. Guest permits must be used in the vicinity of the registered address. Reselling or sharing guest permits for any use other than temporary visitation is strictly prohibited. Misuse may result in citation, towing or revocation of permit privileges.  


Permit purchases are non-refundable. Guest Parking Placards purchased on or after the resident's District prorate date are $16.

  1. $33
  2. $33 (Max)

Lost/Stolen Permit Renewal Policy 

A loss of decals renewed by mail is replaceable at no charge at the Permit Counter if reported within 21 calendar days of the purchase date, is accompanied by a completed USPS Receipt of Claim printout, and is the first request in the current renewal period for the address/account. USPS Claims can be submitted online at, lost or stolen Guest Permits are replaceable for a fee up to a maximum of 3 replacement permits each year. Vehicles displaying a reported lost or stolen permit are subject to citation and tow at the owner's expense.  

Guest Permit Replacement Fee Schedule
 Tier Scenario  Fee 
 1 Lost/Stolen After 21 Days  $45
 2 Lost/Stolen After 21 Days  $70
 3 Lost/Stolen After 21 Days  $110
 Max of 3 Replacement Guest Permits per Renewal Cycle

Visitor Parking

Visitors of West Hollywood residents parking in preferential parking districts must display a temporary Visitor Parking Permit. Visitor permits are free of charge and may be requested up to 5 days in advance. A maximum of 25 permits may be issued for a single day and no more than 100 permits may be issued to a residential address in the same month. Visitor permits may not be issued in excess of 15 calendar days each month per address. Permits may be obtained at City Hall, Monday through Friday, during regular business hours. For after hours, weekends and holidays, visitor permits may be obtained at Kings Road Parking Garage or the West Hollywood Sheriff's Station*. 

Permit-by-Plate is coming to West Hollywood soon. please check back for updates.

*West Hollywood' Sheriff Station only issues visitor permits for the same day.

Commercial Parking

Applicants must apply in person and provide a current pay stub as evidence of employment. 

C Parking Permits- Not Accepting New Applications at This Time 

Commercial-type "C" parking permits are no longer sold to new applicants. Existing type C permit holders may retrieve new rate information by emailing the Permit Counter. New businesses must abide by the City's Business Parking Requirements. Questions about business requirements should be emailed to New businesses should verify parking requirements before entering into a lease. 

M Parking Permits- Not Accepting New Applications at This Time

Type "M" permits are valid in designated spaces between 7 am and 7 pm on San Vincente Blvd between Melrose Ave and Beverly Blvd to qualifying businesses.  

E Parking Permits 

Type "E" Permits allow employees to park in designated metered spaces in the evening hours between 6 pm and 3 am. E Permits are limited to non-residents employed by a valid business within the boundaries of La Cienega Blvd to Doheny Dr and Santa Monica Blvd and Beverly Blvd.

Permit Fees

Effective Period* Cost**
Quarter 1 M-Permit E-Permit***
January-March $135 $90
February-March $90 $60
March $45 $30
Quarter 2
April-June $135 $90
May-June $90 $60
June $45 $30
Quarter 3
July-September $135 $90
August-September $90 $60
September $45 $30
Quarter 4
October-December $135 $90
November-December $90 $60
December $45 $30

*Permits are only sold in quarters. **Permits are not prorated by week. ***E-Permits are available for 1 month at a rate of $30. Program availability is dependent on available resources. Parking availability is not guaranteed. Lack of parking is not justification for violation of local or state regulations. 

Lost/Stolen Permit Renewal Policy 

Lost or stolen Commercial Permits renewed by mail is replaceable at no charge at the Permit Counter if reported within 21 calendar days of the purchase date, is accompanied by a completed USPS Receipt of Claim printout, and is the first request in the current renewal period for the address/account. USPS Claims must be submitted online at Thereafter, lost or stolen permits will be replaced at the full price. This includes permits lost by mail. Vehicles displaying a reported lost or stolen permit are subject to citation and impound at the owner's expense.  


Commercial Permit Map 2018

Moving Parking Permit (Parking Encroachment)

>>Resident Moving Online Request Form<< 

>>Commercial Moving Online Request Form<< 

An encroachment parking permit (moving permit) may be purchased to temporarily reserve a parking space, without receiving a parking citation. It also allows vehicles greater than 24' in length and over 3/4 tons to park on residential streets. Spaces are reserved by Parking Enforcement in accordance with WHMC 10.07.160.

Moving Parking Permits do not exempt vehicles from local or state law. It is the motorist's responsibility to comply with all traffic and parking regulations, regardless of issuance of permit. 

 Encroachment Type Fees  Request Due Date Minimum Posting Requirements
(WHMC 10.07.160)
Moving Hours  Consecutive Days* 
Residential Move $10 per Permit 5 Days   72 Hours 8 am until 5 pm  1
Commercial Move $20 per Space 3 Days   24 Hours 8 am until 5 pm  1
Oversize Vehicle $35 per Space 3 Days   24 Hours 12 am until 11:59 pm 
*Subject to Permit Specialist Discretion  
  • Permits shall not be issued to place storage containers or POD-type devices in the Public Right-of-way
    • Non-vehicle requests must be submitted through the Engineering Division
  • Requested locations are not guaranteed and are subject to City's discretion
    • Every effort will be made to accommodate each request. In the event a request is unable to be fulfilled to the applicant's preferred location, Parking Enforcement will encroach the next closest space(s) to the original request.

Monthly Parking

Monthly parking is available for purchase at select lots throughout the City. For availability, fees and general inquiries, please contact our parking facility operator at (323) 848-2067 or in person at their local office located in the Kings Road Parking Garage at 8383 Santa Monica Blvd. 

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