PRESS RELEASE

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

6/7/2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # CM:060718A
Subject:
Public Notice: Oversized Vehicle Restrictions
Contact:
Eric Widstrand
City Traffic Engineer
Department of Public Works
562.570.6537
Eric.Widstrand@longbeach.gov




Commencing July 1, 2018, the following oversized vehicle restrictions will go into effect:

  • Parking of oversized vehicles (exceeding 85 inches high, or 80 inches wide, or 22 feet long) is prohibited on city streets in residential neighborhoods without a valid permit.
  • Residents and their visitors may park oversized vehicles adjacent to their residence for a maximum of 72 consecutive hours with a valid permit.
  • An annual maximum of 12 permits may be issued to each resident per calendar year.
  • Exceptions to these restrictions may be requested in writing from the City Traffic Engineer.

These restrictions are a result of concerns residents voiced regarding an increase of oversized vehicles parked on residential streets and commercial corridors. An oversized vehicle can take three or four normal-sized parking spaces and create line of sight issues for motorists. Oversized vehicle parking restriction signage has been installed at approximately 80 sign locations throughout the city, and residents will receive a notification in their utility bills this June.

On August 15, 2017, City Council approved an ordinance amending the Long Beach Municipal Code to impose parking restrictions on oversized vehicles, as a result of a request brought forth by Councilwoman Suzie Price, and supported by Councilmember Daryl Supernaw and Councilwoman Stacy Mungo.

To report issues regarding oversized vehicle parking starting July 1, the community can call 562-570-2866. More City parking information is available at: www.longbeach.gov/parking. For any questions, please contact: Eric Widstrand, City Traffic Engineer, Department of Public Works, 562.570.6537 Eric.Widstrand@longbeach.gov.