Posted on 10/30/2020

New program will allow Angelenos to receive a $20 discount for certain citations paid within 48 hours 

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Garcetti today announced a new economic relief program that will provide motorists with an early payment discount on certain citations paid within 48 hours. The program, Early Pay LA, will award a $20 discount and remain in effect until June 30, 2021. 

“My administration will continue to do everything possible to support Angelenos through the unprecedented challenges we face,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti. “COVID-19 has dealt a devastating blow to Angelenos’ financial security, and these funds will provide essential relief to our residents during this moment of economic upheaval.” 

Starting Monday, November 2nd, the new program will award discounts for early payment on citations for residential street sweeping, overnight and oversize parking districts, and vehicles displaying recently expired permits within preferential parking districts. 

“In moments of crisis, we need to do all we can to support Angelenos while maintaining parking regulations that keep our streets safe and protect the quality of life of our neighborhoods,” said LADOT General Manager Seleta Reynolds. “Early Pay LA is one of several programs LADOT uses to reduce the financial burden of parking citations for our most vulnerable.” 

In addition to this new program, the Department of Transportation (LADOT) offers several economic relief programs to assist low-income individuals and individuals experiencing homelessness with outstanding parking citation debts and citation amnesty.

The Department's existing programs to include:

  • Community Assistance Parking Program (CAPP): Allows individuals experiencing homelessness to pay their parking citations through volunteer community service or through enrollment in a homeless service program. 

  • Low-Income Payment Plans: Creates a payment structure for eligible low-income motorists to waive late fees and allow up to 18 months to pay off base citation fines.

  • Citation Amnesty Program: Grants a one-time opportunity for those with citations over three years delinquent the chance to waive all late fees and pay the base citation amount(s) over a period of time.

  • Unemployment Citation Amnesty Program: Assists those experiencing unemployment during the pandemic by waiving late fees and creating payment plans. 

For more information on the Early Pay LA program and parking regulations, please visit the Parking Violations Bureau website