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  • On-Street Parking in Pasadena

    The City of Pasadena has a tremendous amount of on-street parking throughout the City. A majority of it is not restricted to a time limit during daytime hours, but please read any posted signs when parking. Parking is not permitted on City streets between the hours of 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. except where posted otherwise.

    You should also adhere to all painted curb markings when parking on City streets. As a refresher course, you may view the regulations associated with each of the curb markings by clicking PMC 10.40.120.

    Click here to request a new curb marking or parking restriction sign 

    Metered Parking


    Over 1,200 parking meters are operational in five areas in the City: Old Pasadena, Civic Center, South Lake, Playhouse and West Gateway. Parking meters provide an effective tool to encourage drivers to keep parking as short as possible. This allows other drivers to use these convenient, short-term parking spaces close to retail shops, restaurants and other businesses in these areas. Longer term parking is available in the City's garages and lots.  Click here for locations.

    Parking meter revenue has been reinvested in Old Pasadena to maintain the streets, sidewalks and alleys, as well as provide new signs, lighting, pedestrian-friendly alleys, and other improvements restoring the area’s historic beauty.

    Parking meters are enforced seven days a week in the Old Pasadena and West Gateway areas, and six or seven (depending on the area) days a week in the Civic Center, South Lake and Playhouse areas (except when otherwise noted), and except on these 9 holidays: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King’s Birthday- Third Monday in January, President’s Day-Third Monday in February, Memorial Day-Last Monday in May, Independence Day-July 4, Labor Day-First Monday in September, Veterans Day-November 11, Thanksgiving Day-Fourth Thursday in November, and Christmas Day-December 25.
    Parking rates vary in each area, so please be sure to note these, and the posted operating hours and time limit when you park at any parking meter!

    REMINDER: There is NO street parking allowed in Pasadena between 2am and 6am except where posted otherwise.
     


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  • Holiday Overnight Parking Citation Moratorium

    Please note: Holiday Overnight Parking Citation Moratorium – 2 am to 6 am, from December 23 thru January 3. Vehicles legally parked on the street during the aforementioned hours and dates will not receive a citation for overnight parking. Overnight parking citations will resume being issued the morning of January 4, at 2 am.


  • Contact Us


    221 East Walnut Street, Suite 199
    Pasadena, CA 91101
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    Phone: (626) 744-7665

    Fax: (626) 578-0746

    Office Hours: Monday - Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

    (except holidays) - Holiday & Closed Friday Schedule

    For permits, please click here: Parking Permits

    Schedule a parking permit appointment with DOT: Schedule an Appointment for a Parking Permit
  • Report Issues to the City OnLine

    You may report needed repairs and other issues online through the Pasadena Citizen Service Center.   Get information about or submit a service request for:

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    • Animal Control Issues
    • Code Compliance
    • Garbage & Graffiti
    • Park & Tree Maintenance
     
    • Public Transportation Issues
    • Street & Sidewalk Issues
    • Food Safety & Parking
    • General Comments  & more ...
     

    To use the service, go to the Citizen Service Center and click on "Submit a Request."   Once you have submitted the request you will be contacted by the appropriate department. 

    Looking for general information?  Search our list of FAQs.