Enforcement of Parking Regulations Resumes on Monday; Changes to Visitor Parking Permits

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With the lifting of the state’s regional stay-at-home lockdown order earlier this week, the city of West Hollywood will resume enforcing some parking restrictions that had been paused due to the lockdown order.

Starting on Monday, the city will be enforcing the following parking regulations:

  • Permit parking on residential streets
  • Street sweeping enforcement
  • AM/PM peak hour enforcement on Fountain Avenue

Also, starting on Monday, visitor parking permits will no longer be available at the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station.

Visitor permits can be picked up at the Kings Road Parking Garage or online through the city’s Permit-by-Plate self-service  portal.

The city has begun using “permit by plate” technology to store information about license plates registered with the city. This program started in early January.

Parking enforcement officers will use license plate reader technology via cameras mounted on enforcement vehicles to scan plates to determine whether parked cars have the appropriate permit on file. Handheld devices carried by parking enforcement officers will also have the capability of checking a license plate.

With this change, people will no longer have to display a paper visitor permits in their windshield. In fact, the city will eventually stop giving out paper visitor permits entirely.

Residents will be able to register permits for their guests via their computer or mobile phone by going to  weho.org/parking  and clicking on the visitor parking permit link. In that section, residents will register the license plate of the visiting car or truck.

However, residents will have to register with the city before they can use this online system. They will need to verify they are residents by providing their street address and proof of residency such as a photo of a driver’s license or other ID card. Alternately, residents can send in a PDF of a property tax bill, a utility bill, signed rental lease, etc. to show proof of residency in this step.

Once a resident is registered and approved, he/she can manage the visitor permits, including renewing a permit or adding another guest’s license plate, through the self-service area of the city website.

Visitor parking permits have always been free, but residents are only allowed a certain number of visitor permits per year.

For more information visit  weho.org/parking

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