Hey LA: Full Parking Enforcement Resumes October 15!

Covid Related Relaxing of Parking Rules in the City of Los Angeles is Officially Over (Sorry)

After about 7 months of the relaxation of certain parking rules due to the Coronavirus/Covid-19 pandemic, the city of Los Angeles is resuming full enforcement as of October 15. See our full guide to all the parking rules for Los Angeles.

However, there is some good news: the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) has also launched economic relief measures to assist Angelenos in need, including a new early pay program that will give a discount on citations for early payment.

In addition, LADOT will DELAY the booting and impounding of vehicles with 5 or more unpaid citations until January 1, 2021. And LADOT will DELAY impounding vehicles used for dwelling pending a report back to Council in 30-60 days.

The City of Los Angeles offers several programs to assist low-income individuals and individuals experiencing homelessness with outstanding parking citation debt, as well as relief programs to allow for citation amnesty.

Starting November 2, 2020, the Early Pay LA program will provide a $20 discount for citations paid within 48 hours.

LADOT’s existing programs to provide economic relief include:

  • Community Assistance Parking Program (CAPP): LADOT offers the CAPP for individuals experiencing homelessness that allows them to pay their parking citations through volunteer community service or through enrollment in a homeless service program. As of June 30, 2020, LADOT assisted 1,070 participants to complete 14,238 community service hours for a total of $559,783 worth of citations converted to community service.
  • Low-Income Payment Plans: Payment plans for the indigent and eligible low income motorists. Depending on the existing payment plan, the City may waive all late fees for eligible motorists and allow up to 18 months to pay off the base citation fines.
  • Citation amnesty program: grants a one-time opportunity for those with citations over three years old the chance to have all late fees waived and pay the base citation amount(s) over a period of time thereby clearing DMV holds, tax intercepts, and/or tow orders.
  • Unemployment citation amnesty program: assists those that lost their job during the pandemic by allowing them to have late fees waived and pay only the base citation amount over a period of time.

More info at the LADOT website

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