Neighborhood Parking Permits

As stated in Los Alamitos Municipal Code 10.24.070, parking restrictions apply to some neighborhoods in Los Alamitos.  Signs are posted in those neighborhoods where parking restrictions are in effect.

If your neighborhood is designated for permit parking, you may come to the Police Department, during regular business hours, to obtain your permit. You will be required to complete an application and provide proof of residency in the affected area of Los Alamitos. Acceptable proof of residency is a California Driver’s License, utility bill, or vehicle registration.  Residents may also obtain temporary guest permits for their visitors.

Effective 12/7/09, replacement parking permits are $10.00.

Recreational Vehicle Parking Permits

Los Alamitos Municipal Code 10.24.090 states that no person shall park any vehicle of 22 feet or more in length or any recreational item upon any street or alley between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m.  As defined, a recreational item is a non-motorized recreational vehicle or an item designed for recreational purposes including a detached camper shell, boat, trailer, coach, travel trailer, residential trailer, fifth wheel trailer, or camper trailer, detached or attached to another vehicle. Recreational items also include jet-skis, off-highway motorcycles, snowmobiles, and airplanes; but does not include on-highway motorcycles or scooters.

The issuance of Parking Exemption Permits is to provide a concise and uniform manner of parking for RV’s and recreational items within the city limits, and also allow proper enforcement of the city ordinance.

A temporary parking permit may be issued at the discretion of the Chief of Police or his designee for overnight parking of a recreational item or RV.  The permit is valid for the time period stated thereon and will be issued only in the event of special circumstances, which may include the following:

  • The vehicle will be parked for the purpose of loading and unloading.
  • The vehicle belongs to visitors or houseguests temporarily residing in the city.
  • The vehicle is newly purchased and suitable permanent parking or storage is being arranged.

A temporary RV parking permit may be obtained at the Police Department during regular business hours. If a guest arrives unexpectedly after hours, you may contact the Watch Commander by calling police dispatch at (562) 594-7232 for an after-hours  issuance of a permit.  Permits must be displayed inside the front windshield or driver’s side window.