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Parking graphic - white car on blue backgroundFor Hermosa Beach public parking (free & pay options), parking permits, how to pay or contest a parking citation/ticket and gaining a release of a towed/impounded vehicle, please see the information and links below.

  • Public Parking – Lots & Meters
    • City public parking map and list of free and pay locations.
    • Downtown Parking Lots A, B & Structure C – metered and monthly permit parking available.
    • Metered Zones - yellow residential and silver commercial poles with rates.
    • Parking Meter Reloadable “Cash Keys” - 25% discount program available to Hermosa Beach residents for use at certain parking meters. 
  • Parking Permits – available from the City Hall Finance Cashier Office:
    • General Public – Contractor (30-Day), Daily & Downtown Parking Lot/Structure (monthly) permits.
    • Residential – Annual (general residential including guest, owner guest, out-of-state vehicle and 100% alternative fuel vehicle), Driveway, Oversize Vehicle (annual registration & limited 24-hour permits), Replacement, Temporary One-Day Event and Temporary Rental Vehicle permits.
    • Business Owners & Employees - Annual Employee permits.
    • Online Purchases – Annual residential & guest parking permits (good March to February) may be purchased online (documentation required—please see the Parking Permits page for details).

  • Parking Citations and Towed/Impounded Vehicles  
    • Pay a parking citation online, in person at the Finance Cashier office, via mail or fax.
    • Contest a parking citation – administrative review, hearing and Superior Court of Los Angeles County appeal procedures.
    • Towed/impounded vehicle and electric scooter/bicycle/shared mobility device release procedures.
  • Parking Enforcement - City practices, zones, disabled person parking placards/license plates, Safe Routes to School, special events and other tips & reminders.

Coastal Zone Parking Management Study

Parking Management Study - IBI Group - August 2019 draftOn December 17, 2019, the Hermosa Beach City Council approved moving forward with Coastal Zone parking management study recommendations to improve coastal parking access while making the most of the City's limited land resources in meeting mobility and economic development goals. Staff will return to Council with specific implementation actions including a new mobile pay parking  app, special event parking procedures, and rethinking the City's residential & employee permit parking programs. In addition to improving the City's parking policies, this study will assist in obtaining Coastal Commission approval of its Local Coastal Program to improve local control over future development endeavors. View the project pagestaff report and parking management study with updated recommendations (IBI Group) to learn more about:

  • Existing Conditions and City Parking Inventory
  • Parking Occupancy Analysis
  • Parking Demand Analysis
  • Recommendations