California Vehicle Code
The first table below is applicable all across California, and you’ll see they are pretty straightforward: don’t block things that shouldn’t be blocked, do NOT mess with anything handicapped-related, and pay your parking ticket on time.
“But what happens if I don’t pay my parking ticket on time?” Remember that burning sensation you felt after your senior trip to Cabo? Parking tickets are kind of like that – address the problem quickly so you can move on, without it turning into something worse. If you wait to pay a parking ticket, the fine will increase dramatically (sometimes up to 200%). Rack up 5 or more unpaid parking tickets, and you’ll become the proud new owner of the Boot of Despair (pictured above).
Los Angeles Municipal Code
The following citations are specific to Los Angeles, and forewarning: some of these will confuse and infuriate you (we think “storing vehicles in the street” as an offense is pretty subjective and unclear). Hopefully reading the list will keep you informed and prevent a parking citation. And if you ARE going to risk it.. now you’ll know how much cash you’re putting on the line.