LAPD Valet Parking Permit

LAPD Valet Parking Permit Law & Conditional Use Permit (CUP)

LAPD Valet Parking Permit

Does the Conditional Use Permit (CUP) of your business require that you use a valet parking service? If so, the City of Los Angeles is now aggressively enforcing a new law which became effective February 1, 2014 that requires a new LAPD Valet Parking Permit.

This new law requires the valet parking company, and its hired attendants, to obtain a LAPD Valet Parking Permit if they will be driving or utilizing any portions of the public right of way including loading zones, sidewalks, or alley ways. This permit is granted by the LAPD Board of Commissioners office. The valet parking company must apply for a Valet Parking Operator (VPO) permit, while its hired drivers must apply for a Valet Parking Attendant (VPA) permit. If these permits are not active upon the inspection of the Los Angeles Police Department,  a citation may be issued to the valet parking company and/or its attendants. This citation may also force the valet company to shut down their operation, negatively impacting the business that they are providing the valet parking service for. Additional information on the LAPD Valet Parking Permit is also available by clicking here.

If your business is impacted by this new ordinance and you need assistance with the processing of this LAPD Valet Parking Permit, the parking consultants at The Parking Group are able to provide you with the information and formalities needed in order to move forward with the LAPD Valet Parking Permit application process. Formalities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Attending meetings with the LAPD
  • Preparing the needed applications (VPO or VPA)
  • Obtaining the needed insurance
  • Preparing sketches of driving paths and submitting to the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) for approval

Our parking consultants have assisted numerous businesses and valet companies in obtaining the LAPD Valet Parking Permit. For more information on this consultation service, please contact us online or reach us by phone at 818-662-8700.