Parking Meter Rate Changes for COVID-19

In response to the changes in parking patterns, parking rates within LA Express Park have been reduced in many areas. Parking meters remain enforced to reduce congestion and improve parking availability for local businesses. Restaurants offering takeout and delivery can still apply for a Temporary Food Pick-Up Zone here at no charge.

The average rates in Westwood decreased from $1.65 to $1.25. The average rates in Venice decreased from $1.52 to $1.12. The average rates in Hollywood decreased from $1.76 to $1.29. The average rates in Downtown LA decreased from $2.12 to $1.69. The metered spaces with new rates effective April 20th, 2020 are shown in the diagrams below.

Many parking meters in these areas utilize different hourly rates matching the parking demand during separate time intervals. All parking meter and pay station screens will display the applicable rate and the maximum session time allowed depending on the time-of-day. Please follow posted signage for current time limits and parking restrictions. Meters and pay stations will be equipped to calculate the applicable rates for you if your parking period spans different rate periods.

Pay by App Parking

If you need to park, but would like to avoid touching the meter, look out for stickers such as this one showing which app can be used to pay for your parking session. Only meters with a Parkmobile or Parksmarter sticker can accept payment at this time.

For more information on parking during these uncertain times, head to our Parking during COVID-19 page. Stay safe and healthy.

Parking During COVID-19


First and foremost, please stay safe and healthy by staying home.
However, if you would like to support your favorite local businesses that are offering delivery and takeout, we are adjusting parking policies for the current situation.

Temporary Pick-up Zones

LADOT is now offering temporary signs for on-street parking spaces to become “Food Pick-up Zones” and “Retail Pick-Up Zones”. These designated spaces will function as 10-minute free parking to help businesses and customers expedite takeout and delivery orders.

Businesses can request 1-2 street parking spaces by using this form.
Requests are subject to approval by LADOT.
Eligible requests are granted on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Payment is not required at parking meters with these signs.

You can also see where these Temporary Pick-Up Signs are located using this map

As we work to get these changes in place, please practice social distancing and wear protective equipment if you are going outside.

Parking Enforcement

Please remember that parking meters and posted time limits are still subject to enforcement to help businesses and customers minimize wait times.
These changes are in effect throughout October 15th and are subject to extension.

COVID-19 Updates


For more information check out the LA County Vaccination page or the LA City Vaccination page.

The health and safety of all who reside in Los Angeles is our top priority.
Please take precautions and stay informed.

Take Precautions:

  • Social Distancing: keep six feet between yourself and others, avoid shaking hands, avoid crowded areas, avoid unnecessary travel/gatherings/events.
  • Stay home if you feel sick
  • Practice healthy hygiene
  • Plan Ahead by practicing personal preparedness with extra food, water, and medical supplies
  • Be mindful of your interaction with frequently touched surfaces such as doorknobs and parking meters

Stay Informed:

Updates specific to the City of Los Angeles

Updates on the health crisis across the globe