General Parking Permit Information
Permanent Residential Parking Permits:
Residents interested in obtaining permit parking for their street should contact the Public Safety Department at (562) 925-0124 to discuss the permit process and associated rules.
Each household in a permit parking district is limited to four (4) permanent parking permits.
Permits are able to be shared among vehicles and must be visibly displayed from the rear-view mirror.
Permits expire at the end of each calendar year.
Costs (prices are reduced by half starting July 1st):
- $50 for each of the first two (2) permits.
- $100 for the third permit.
- $200 for the forth permit.
- Guests permits are available to any residence within a permit parking district (please note your address must be in an existing permit district).
- There is no cost for guest permits.
- Permits are valid for one (1) calendar day.
- Residents are allowed a maximum of fifteen (15) guest permits for any single day. Guest permits are only available for any Federal Holiday and an additional three (3) non-holiday days per year.
Permits are available for one (1) to three (3) days. Residents may obtain these permits for a maximum of six (6) days per month and a total of fifty (50) days per year.
Parking a recreational vehicle or recreational trailer between the hours of 12 a.m.-6 a.m. without a permit is illegal and is subjected to a citation.
Permits cost $5.00.
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Where can I pay my citation?
Where are street sweeping signs located? Are signs required to be posted a certain amount of feet between each other?
How long do I have to pay my citation until a late fee incurs?
A late fee incurs 21 days after the issuance of the citation OR 14 days of the mailing of the Notice of Delinquent Parking Violation to the registered owner. If the citation is not paid on or before the due date, the amount of the citation will double.
How can I contest a ticket?
An Administrative Review of the citation must be requested within 21 calendar days from the issue date or within 14 days of the mailing of the Notice of Delinquent Parking Violation. The request for review may be mailed to City of Bellflower PO Box 2081, Tustin, CA 92781 or go online.
Why do we have an active parking enforcement program in Belllflower?
Numerous parking laws have been enacted in the California Vehicle Code, Los Angeles County Code, and City of Bellflower Municipal Code, to increase the safety of property owners, pedestrians and our motoring public, as well as improve the aesthetics of local neighborhoods. Violations of these laws, such as parking to within 15 feet of a fire hydrant, parking on a front lawn, allowing vehicle registration to lapse, blocking driveways, parking on the street during street sweeping, etc. negatively impact the quality of life for our residents. If we allow these violations to occur unchecked, everybody loses.
I got a $57 citation for parking on the street during street sweeping, even when all the trash cans were out as well. Why is the fine so large and why would the street be swept with the cans in the way?
The State of California has imposed some very restrictive mandates on cities regarding the amount of waste that is allowed into storm drains. Cities that exceed this limited amount are subject to hefty fines. One of several measures we have had to take is to pay close attention to our weekly street sweeping operations. For many years, we had one of the County's lowest fines for street sweeping violations, which did not seem to deter residents from leaving their vehicles in the streets on posted sweeping days. By raising the fine, we are seeing that more residents are making an effort to comply with the law, and our streets are getting cleaner. Even on the days following a holiday when the trash cans are out (due to an adjusted trash collection schedule), the sweeper maintains a posted schedule to clean the area as well as possible. We also maintain a consistent enforcement schedule so that residents get accustomed to abiding by the posted signs.
I tried to talk to a community services officer and he/she wasn't very responsive. How come the officer didn't hear me out?
You can probably imagine that providing parking enforcement services is not always well received by residents. It can even be fairly dangerous when an individual who is predisposed to displaying a temper is issued a parking citation. In order to keep our civilian community services officers safe, we train them to be courteous, but to avoid engaging in much public conversation, especially if the tone seems to be getting heated. These officers should provide a name and phone number of their supervisor who can more formally discuss any concerns on the phone or at the Bellflower Sheriff's Substation.