Ahead of your planned move, it’s very important to think about parking for the moving truck. You need to have 30′, which is 2-3 car lengths. A permit for a moving truck is not required, but having a permit has two benefits.
- The closer the track is to the entrance of the building or house, the less walking for moving staff, which saves time and ultimately saves money.
- Different cities have different laws regarding truck parking. Having the proper parking permit can avoid a costly parking ticket. Remember, the person listed on the moving contract is ultimately responsible for parking violations.
If the pick-up or drop-off location is in a place where it is difficult to find a parking spot, you have two options for getting a parking permit for the moving truck.
- Get in touch with the city office or department and get a permit and sign from them – “Temporary No Parking”. Usually these cost $10-60. Every city has its own requirements and procedures for granting permits.
- Contact the company, which provides a service for installing “Temporary No Parking”. Such a sign usually cost about $250.
Oversize vehicle parking permits may be purchased either by mail or in person at one of four Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Public Service Centers. Permits are issued to Los Angeles residents for a fee of $10.00 per day and may be purchased for up to three days at a time.
Instructions for Obtaining Oversize Vehicle Permits in Los Angeles.
Application for Oversize Vehicle Parking Permit
- For Santa Monica try this site.
- For San Francisco try this site.
A parking permit may not be necessary if the moving truck will be on private property such as a driveway, unless the vehicle will be blocking the sidewalk.
It’s Important to know, temporary no parking signs do not supersede existing parking and traffic regulations, such as Street Cleaning, No Stopping, No Parking, or Red Curb zones.
Having trouble figuring out the permit situation – do not worry,
call our manager (323) 499-9324 and we’ll work together to find a solution.
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