Signs & Curb Markings

The Public Works Department handles the maintenance of all traffic signals, parking meters, street markings and signs (red, white, green and yellow curbs). The Public Works Department also places curb markings and/or appropriate signs to indicate parking regulations as described in the municipal code 10.26.020. Where no curb exists, markings may be painted upon most appropriate surface or signs may be placed instead of or in addition to such markings and/or signs have been installed and are in place, it shall be unlawful for the operator of any vehicle to stop, stand or park and vehicle in violation of any such markings and/or sign.

Yellow Curb Markings....
Indicates stopping only for the purpose of loading or unloading passengers or freight for a period of not in excess of two (2) minutes for passenger loading or unloading. The words "LOADING ZONE" shall be stenciled on the yellow paint or appropriate signs may be posted. This restriction shall apply only between seven o'clock (7:00) A.M. and six o'clock (6:00) P.M. on any day except Sundays and holidays. No one such loading zone shall exceed thirty five feet (35') in length.

White Curb Markings.....
Stopping only for loading or unloading of passengers or depositing mail in an adjacent mailbox or, when stenciled 'TAXICAB STAND", for the standing of taxicabs or automobiles for hire. No person shall use a white zone for a period in excess of two (2) minutes except that taxicabs or automobiles for hire at taxicab stands are exempted from this limit.

Green Curb Markings....
Parking limited to a time from ten (10) to thirty (30) minutes, as determined by the traffic engineer for a particular location or locations, between nine o'clock (9:00) A.M. and six o'clock (6:00) P.M. of any day, except Sundays and holidays. A legend containing the applicable time limitation followed by the words "MIN. PARKING" shall be stenciled on the green, or appropriate signs may be posted.

Red Curb Markings.....
Red curb markings have been installed and are in place, no operator shall stop or park any vehicle for any purpose at any time except that bus may stop in a red zone marked or sign posted as a bus stop as provided in section 10.26.040. Red zones, other than bus zones shall not exceed one hundred fifty feet (150'), or one-half (1/2) block in length, whichever is less. Red curb markings may be used to supplement or in place of signs prohibiting stopping.

Blue Curb (Disabled Parking) Markings.....
Thank you for interest in on street disabled parking zone. You can download an "application for on-street handicapped parking zone". Please complete and return to our office. Please take the time to thoroughly complete each of the seven sections of the application. Incomplete applications will delay processing.

Section 10.34.025 of the Long beach Municipal Code requires that a disabled zone applicant certify that no existing on street or off street parking space meets his or her parking needs. Section four of the application provides you to make such a certification by explaining why available parking near your home is not adequate. Applications without a reasonable explanation or certification will be denied.

Although disabled zones are installed upon request, such designated zones on public property are not reserved for the applicant. Any motorist who displays a valid disabled parking placard or appropriate DP License plate may park in any disabled parking space located on public property.

You many forward the completed application to our office by any convenient means, such as mail, fax, or hand delivery. It is our goal to complete the processing of completed applications within 30 days. If your application is approved it may take up to 90 days after approval before the zone is actually installed. If you would like to check on the status of your request, please call (562) 570-6331.

To obtain a curb application, please contact our office:

City of Long Beach
Department of Public Works, Traffic and Transportation Bureau
333 West Ocean Boulevard, 10th floor
Long Beach, CA 90802

or call 562-570-6331 and one will be mailed to you.


Red tip curbs are offered at a fee of $170.00 per location.


Access the Driveway Red Tip Application

For more information regarding these services please call (562) 570-6331, or fax, (562) 570-7161.

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