Signs and Curb Markings
The Public Works Department handles the maintenance of all traffic signals, parking meters, street markings and signs (red, white, green and yellow curbs). The Public Works Department also places curb markings and/or appropriate signs to indicate parking regulations as described in the Municipal Code 10.26.020. Where no curb exists, markings may be painted upon most appropriate surface or signs may be placed instead of or in addition to such markings and/or signs have been installed and are in place, it shall be unlawful for the operator of any vehicle to stop, stand or park and vehicle in violation of any such markings and/or sign.
Yellow Curb Markings
Indicates stopping only for the purpose of loading or unloading passengers or freight for a period of not in excess of two (2) minutes for passenger loading or unloading. The words "LOADING ZONE" shall be stenciled on the yellow paint or appropriate signs may be posted. This restriction shall apply only between seven o'clock (7:00) A.M. and six o'clock (6:00) P.M. on any day except Sundays and holidays. No one such loading zone shall exceed thirty five feet (35') in length.
White Curb Markings
Stopping only for loading or unloading of passengers or depositing mail in an adjacent mailbox or, when stenciled 'TAXICAB STAND", for the standing of taxicabs or automobiles for hire. No person shall use a white zone for a period in excess of two (2) minutes except that taxicabs or automobiles for hire at taxicab stands are exempted from this limit.
Green Curb Markings
Parking limited to a time from ten (10) to thirty (30) minutes, as determined by the traffic engineer for a particular location or locations, between nine o'clock (9:00) A.M. and six o'clock (6:00) P.M. of any day, except Sundays and holidays. A legend containing the applicable time limitation followed by the words "MIN. PARKING" shall be stenciled on the green, or appropriate signs may be posted.
Red Curb Markings
Red curb markings have been installed and are in place, no operator shall stop or park any vehicle for any purpose at any time except that bus may stop in a red zone marked or sign posted as a bus stop as provided in section 10.26.040. Red zones, other than bus zones shall not exceed one hundred fifty feet (150'), or one-half (1/2) block in length, whichever is less. Red curb markings may be used to supplement or in place of signs prohibiting stopping.
To apply for a red tip curb, please review and complete the Driveway Red Tip Application. For questions or to check on the status of your request, please call (562) 570-6331.
Blue Curb (Disabled Parking) Markings
Disabled Parking Zones are installed upon request; such designated zones on public property are not reserved for the applicant. Any motorist who displays a valid disabled parking placard or appropriate disabled person license plate may park in any disabled parking spaced located on public property.
Any person who has been issued a special identification license plate pursuant to Vehicle Code Section 5007 or a distinguishing placard pursuant to Vehicle Code Section 22511.55 or 22511.59 may submit an application to the City for the designation of an on-street parking space as a parking space reserved for disabled persons.
Section 10.34.025 of the Long Beach Municipal Code requires that a disabled zone applicant certify that no existing on street or off street parking space meets his or her parking needs. Section 4 of the application provides an opportunity for you to make such a certification by explaining why available parking near your home is not adequate.
Applications without a reasonable explanation or certification will be denied. Incomplete applications will delay processing. Disabled zones installed on public property upon approval of an application, are not reserved for the applicant. Any motorist who displays a valid disabled parking placard or appropriate disabled person license plate may park in any disabled parking space on public property.
Although the City strives to install disabled parking zones in a timely manner, the physical installation of such zones may be delayed from time to time due to other urgencies.
To apply, please review and complete the On-Street Disabled Parking Application. For questions or to check on the status of your request, please call (562) 570-6331.