Preferential Parking Districts

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The City's Preferential Parking District (PPD) Program allows residents to petition for permitted parking on their block. A PPD requires all parked vehicles to display a City-issued parking permit preventing non-residents from parking on the street. Residents interested in rezoning their block to a PPD must collect signatures from two-thirds of property owners on the block in order to be eligible. Completed petitions shall be submitted to City Hall.

Permit Information

Each household (property owner) is limited to four (4) permits and must be renewed annually. Temporary Permits are available to property owner for visitors as needed; there is no limit on Temporary Permits for visitors. There is no fee for permits.

Permits are issued Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on weekends from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the La Mirada Community Sheriff's Station located at 13716 La Mirada Boulevard directly behind City Hall. Permit applicants must provide proof of residency. Proof of residency may include a California driver’s license or identification card, or a utility bill with the resident’s name and La Mirada billing address. Unfortunately, we cannot make any exceptions.

When renewing permits, residents must present all previously issued permits each year with valid I.D. and proof of residency.

"Permit Parking Only" signs will be posted in the designated PPD area. PPD parking will be strictly enforced.

Please call the La Mirada Community Sheriff's Station at (562) 902-2960 ahead of time for requests of ten or more temporary permits to better serve you.

What are the advantages of a PPD?

A PPD limits long-term parking by non-residents. PPDs are particularly appealing to residential blocks near parks or schools that attract an influx of parked cars, hindering local on-street parking access. On-street parking becomes more available to residents and their guests. In some cases, PPDs have reduced litter, noise and traffic created by non-residents.

What are the disadvantages of a PPD?

Although PPDs are appealing to residents who have limited street parking due to non-residents who park on the street, PPDs do require maintenance for all residents on the block.

Vehicles without permits are subject to parking citations, even if they belong to residents or their guests. Because there are only a limited number of permits allowed per household, residents must obtain temporary permits for their guests during gatherings, even it's only for a brief visit. Remember, any vehicle not displaying proper permits will be cited.

Many residents also feel that the installation of additional signage, like "Permit Parking Only" signs, creates “visual blight”.

The program does not reserve a designated parking space for any resident in a PPD. The limited parking that results from a PPD will also likely affect adjacent neighborhood streets.

For more information on the PPD program, please call the La Mirada Community Sheriff's Station at (562) 902-2960. You can also review the La Mirada PPD Program Ordnance in Chapter 10.18 of the City's Municipal Code.

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