For safety, code, and aesthetic purposes, between the hours of 2 a.m. to 6 a.m., parking on all public streets within the City of Brea is restricted to no longer than 30 minutes. (Municipal Code Section 10.24.030) Vehicles continuously parked on public streets during these hours may be cited for a parking violation on any day of the year, holidays included. Overnight on-street parking is by permit only for those residents with qualifying situations. Learn more about the program and how on-site parking is evaluated.
Residents without adequate private, off-street parking in their garage, carport, or driveway may apply for the annual parking permit available through the City of Brea Community Development Department. Vehicles displaying valid permits will be exempt from citation during the overnight hours. However, this permit does not exempt a vehicle from being ticketed for violation of weekly street sweeping restrictions in the daytime. There is a fee to receive this permit and it must be renewed on an annual basis. Only vehicles that are legally registered at a Brea address are eligible to receive a City issued permit. All permits will expire on December 31 of each calendar year.
Annual parking permits are intended to relieve situations where the garage and driveway spaces have first been properly utilized for operable vehicles registered to that household. A permit may be obtained for any additional operable vehicles registered at the same address that would need to be parked overnight on the street directly in front of, or within 100 feet, of that residence. All registered vehicles are to be listed on the household's permit application. A single parking permit is then transferable between these multiple registered vehicles at that household. This can be most helpful for situations where a different vehicle may need to be parked overnight on the street from day-to-day. Inoperable vehicles may NEVER be left in the street.
Overnight parking permits should be obtained online. You save both time and money by using this option. As an annual program, new permits should be displayed in vehicles beginning January 1st. To apply for a parking permit online, please click the "Apply/Renew Online" link above. The online permit process option is offered at a reduced cost of $18.00, with a $1.00 shipping/handling fee. View instructions for the online permit process or view screen shots for buying parking permits only.
Renew at City Hall
Residents are strongly encouraged to submit their application online rather than making a trip to City Hall. You must bring in current registrations for all vehicles registered to your household in order to apply at the counter. Also, be aware that the cost for obtaining a parking permit at City Hall is $25.00.
Learn about the appeal process should a permit application be denied.