Parking Policy

Overnight Parking Policy

Update: 7/14/2020 - As a result of the new health order from Governor Gavin Newsom in response to the spread of COVID-19, the City of San Gabriel will be postponing the enforcement of our overnight parking restrictions indefinitely, effective immediately. Our current grace period for overnight parking will continue until further notice. All other parking restrictions - including timed parking - are still in place and will be enforced. 

For those who need to purchase a new parking permit, need to renew an existing parking permit, or must purchase a nightly parking permit, here’s what you need to know:

Who qualifies for an annual overnight parking permit?

Whether renewing or getting a new overnight parking permit, you’ll need the following:

  • You must have more vehicles than parking spaces on your property
  • Vehicle registrations for all vehicles must match the San Gabriel address that you currently reside in
  • The make, model, license plate and color of all vehicles parked on property

Please note that parking permits will not be issued for commercial vehicles, recreational vehicles and motorcycles. For more information about the specific requirements, we encourage you to read this packet.

If you have any questions about whether or not you qualify for an extended permit, we encourage you to contact our Finance Department.

How can I renew my annual overnight parking permit?

If you have not changed your address, you have two options for renewing an existing long-term parking permit:

Option 1: Annual Overnight Parking Permits

For residents who can provide all current registrations with current San Gabriel addresses, we offer a standard one-year permit for $120 and a six-month parking permit for $100.

Option 2: Provisional Overnight Parking Permits

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic impacting DMV operations, we will be offering a temporary provisional permit option for $120 for residents who still need time to conduct a smog check or for those who still need to renew or update their registration with their current San Gabriel address. This provisional permit will only be issued between July 1, 2020 to August 31, 2020.

This provisional permit will expire on October 31, 2020. Provisional permit holders have until October 31, 2020 to schedule an appointment at City Hall to provide copies of their DMV registration with their current San Gabriel address. Once we’ve verified your registration, we will issue a new permit for the remainder of the 12-month period.

If it is determined that the resident does not meet the overnight parking permit requirement by the expiration date, they cannot extend the permit for the remainder of the one-year period and no refund will be issued.

How do I apply for a new annual overnight parking permit? What if I have an active parking application on file but moved to a new San Gabriel address?

For first time applicants, a new overnight parking permit application is required. If you are an existing San Gabriel resident who has moved to a new San Gabriel address, you’ll also need to submit a new application for the new residential address.

If you are a new applicant, we encourage you to contact our Finance Department beforehand to determine whether or not you qualify for an extended overnight parking permit.

How do I purchase a temporary overnight parking permit?

For those who require a temporary nightly parking permit, you may purchase one for $4 per night at the kiosks located in front of the San Gabriel Police Department and the Community Services Department. Temporary parking permits may also be purchased online at

I’d like to visit City Hall to purchase or renew a permit. What do I need to know?

The Finance Department counter is currently accepting customers by appointment only to comply with the County of Los Angeles’s physical distancing protocols. We encourage you to make appointments as soon as possible to ensure your spot. Walk-in customers will not be accepted.

To minimize processing time, new applications and vehicle registrations can be submitted through email, mail or dropped off in our secure drop box in front of City Hall. All applications and renewal requests should have a contact name, residential address, unit number and a phone number. We will contact you to schedule an appointment to purchase your overnight parking permit.

Here are our contact details:


Mailing address:

City of San Gabriel
c/o parking permit
425 S. Mission Dr.
San Gabriel CA 91776

You may also call or email us from Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Our number is 626.308.2812 and our email address is

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