City Parking Regulations
The Sierra Madre Police Department enforces both City and State parking regulations. While most parking violations are issued on streets and roadways, parking citations also may be issued in City parking lots, other public facilities such as schools, and also on private property providing proper signs are in place. Handicap parking violations are issued on any property providing the parking stall is marked and signed in accordance with the California Vehicle Code requirements.
City Owned Public Parking Lots
City owned public parking lots are available to the public for parking while visiting or conducting business in the City. The parking lots have posted signs advising the vehicle owners of certain restrictions while parking in these parking lots. Please read the signs in the parking lots carefully to avoid your vehicle being issued a parking citation, towed and stored.
Parking on Public Streets
Parking on public streets is available to the public for parking while visiting or conducting business in the City. Vehicles parked or left standing upon a highway for 72 or more consecutive hours may by cited, towed and stored.
Commercial vehicles may not be parked for more than five hours in residential district except if loading and/or unloading property.
Overnight parking without a City issued overnight parking permit is prohibited on all City streets from 2:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m., Sunday through Saturday.
Annual Overnight Parking Permits
Annual overnight parking permits may be purchased when all existing legal parking spaces on your property are being used by operating vehicles, and when no additional legal parking space exists. This does not apply to garages being used to store household items instead of cars. Trailers, commercial vehicles, recreational vehicles, vehicles not registered to the applicant's address, or vehicles with expired/invalid registration, are ineligible for annual permits.
The cost for the overnight parking permit is $87.00 per vehicle per year, which is non-refundable, and must be paid at the time of the application. For the parking permit to be valid the permit must be adhesive to the left corner of the rear window of the vehicle or the left corner of the rear bumper of the vehicle and the parking permit and rear license plate must be clearly visible. The overnight parking permit is only valid from 2:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. and does not exempt the vehicle owner from any other City municipal code or State vehicle code. All annual overnight parking permits can be purchased 24-hours per day, 7-days per week at the Sierra Madre Police Department, 242 West Sierra Madre Boulevard.
Temporary Overnight Parking Permits
The cost for a temporary overnight parking permit is $3.00 per permit.
For the temporary overnight parking permit to be valid, the Permit must be placed on drivers side of dashboard on the bottom left corner.
For additional information about overnight parking enforcement, please call the police department at 626-355-1414.