City of Long Beach 
Public Information Office
411 W. Ocean Blvd, 
Long Beach, CA 90802

Long Beach Offers Street Parking Relief
Meter Courtesy Times Increased, Residents in Impacted Neighborhoods Can Apply For Free Permits
City of Long Beach Joint Information Center
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RESIDENTS: Please call 562.570.INFO

Update: 3/27/20 - Additional Parking Lots Added to Alternative Street Parking Plan; Suspension of Street Sweeping Parking Citations Extended Through May 1:

Long Beach, CA - 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.

“We are looking at every way we can to make the inconveniences of this health emergency easier for residents,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “The patterns of our daily lives will be different for the foreseeable future, and it’s our hope that these parking measures will make one aspect of that less stressful.”

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:

Beach Lots 

  • Granada, 5100 E. Ocean Blvd.
  • Junipero, 2100 E. Ocean Blvd
  • Belmont, 3998 E. Allin St.


  • 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 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) 570-8055.

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