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Free Permits to Help with Parking Impacted Neighborhoods.

Release Date: 2020-03-21

Dear Neighbor,

Information continues to be ever changing but I want you to know about and take advantage of every opportunity available during this time of need. 

In an effort to mitigate parking impacts to residents caused by COVID-19 in the most parking-impacted areas of Long Beach, the City of Long Beach will be providing free alternative off-street parking options and increasing on-street parking meter courtesy times.

Beginning today, March 21, and continuing through April 30, 2020, residents living in parking impacted neighborhoods can apply for a free parking permit for one of the following local lots or garages:


  • City Place Garage A, 50 W. 6th St.
  • City Place Garage B, 50 E. 5th St.
  • City Place Garage C, 50 E. 3rd St.
  • Pike Garage, 65 Cedar Ave.
  • Aquarium Garage, 99 Aquarium Way
  • Terrace Theater Garage, 300 E. Ocean Blvd.

Interested residents can email longbeach@lazparking.com to receive an application. Once completed and returned, a permit providing access to the location of their choice (if not already full) will be mailed to their home. Passes will be available on a first-come first-served basis.

In addition, the City of Long Beach has increased the courtesy parking time for on-street parking meters. All on-street parking meters will allow for 15 minutes of free parking to accommodate those picking-up food from our local restaurants, while still having parking meters in effect to allow for turnover of spaces serving essential businesses. To claim the free 15 minutes of parking, press the green button on the parking meter.

To allow time for residents to apply for the new program, street sweeping enforcement will be delayed for one additional week. Normal street sweeping operations and enforcement will resume on Monday, March 30, 2020. Street sweeping is an essential service necessary for public health and safety, and during this time we ask residents to continue to voluntarily move their cars to allow for sweeping if they are able to.

For questions please call (562) 570-6919.

In Service,
Your Councilwoman, Mary Zendejas