RV & Trailer Parking

If you need to park your RV or trailer on the street temporarily, you must get a free permit or you risk receiving a citation.

The citation for parking a Lakewood RV, truck camper, or trailer without a valid permit is $48 a day.

If you have friends or family visiting from out of town with their RV or trailer, you must obtain a free permit for them. Without it, they could be fined $83 per day of unpermitted parking.

Please review the rules below for residents and for short-term visitors. 

All vehicles, including RVs and trailers with a permit, must observe the city’s parking regulations, which include:

  • No street parking during street-sweeping hours
  • Current vehicle registration
  • Maximum 72-hour parking limit

Call

Lakewood residents may apply for a permit by phone by calling 562-866-9771, extension 2140. 

Visit

If you prefer to get your permit in person, Lakewood's customer service liaisons will be happy to help. 

Complete this form(PDF, 71KB) and bring it to the Public Information Department at City Hall during normal business hours for assistance. 

 

 

Online

Step 1.Log on to the system or create a new profile

Choose:

  • Reset Password: If you've had a permit before in the previous system, you need to re-set it.
  • Register Now: To set up a new account, enter your name and email address. An email will be sent. To confirm your account, you must click the link in that email. Continue the directions to enter and confirm your address.

Go to the online permit system

Step 2.Follow directions on the Dashboard to:

  • Add or remove a vehicle.
  • Obtain permits then or later.
  • Add or cancel a permit.
  • Change permit dates.

NOTE: For Lakewood-registered RVs or trailers, you can obtain up to 3 permits for consecutive days (1 permit = 1 day).

Step 3.The automated system will confirm your permit via e-mail.

Out of Town Permits

If an out-of-town friend or family member is visiting your Lakewood home in an RV or a trailer, you'll need to request a free permit for them to avoid a citation. 

Here are the steps to follow:

Step 1.Review these rules

  • The request must be made in advance by the resident in front of whose home the RV or trailer will be parked. Please note that City Hall is closed on alternating Fridays.
  • A maximum of 30 days of on-street parking per year can be permitted, in increments that cannot be longer than 14 days.
  • The permit is not transferable.
  • The RV or trailer must be moved during street sweeping hours.
  • The RV or trailer must be moved every 72 hours to comply with California’s basic parking law. Failure to move can result in a parking citation and the cancellation of the on-street parking permit. 

Step 2.Complete this form to request the permit

The resident must complete this form to request the permit. (You can't add an out-of-town vehicle to the online permit system).

Step 3.Return the form to City Hall 

Take it to the Public Information Department at City Hall during regular business hours, Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on alternating Fridays. 

 

Rules for RV or trailer permits for residents

Please review these rules before you apply for your free permit:

  • Only a Lakewood resident can obtain a permit, and only for vehicles registered by the DMV to a Lakewood address (other than a post office box).
  • Each on-street parking permit is valid for one day. (Permits can be combined for up to three consecutive days.)
  • Typically, an owner will need one or more permits to park while setting up a recreational vehicle for a trip and one or more permits while preparing the vehicle for storage at the end of the trip.
  • A one-day "gap" must separate the last day of three consecutive days of permitted parking and the first day of another day of permitted parking.
  • An RV, truck camper, or trailer can receive up to 52 one-day parking permits.
  • Only two permits for on-street parking will be issued for at any one address at any one time.
  • For owners of more than one recreational vehicle, the maximum number of permits issued at any one address is 104.

At the online permit system, you can set up a personal account, obtain permits then or later, add or cancel a permit, and change permit dates. The automated system will confirm your permit via e-mail. 

Rules for out-of-town registered RVs and trailers

RVs and trailers not registered to a Lakewood address (not including a post office box) can be cited if parked on a Lakewood street without a special permit.

The citation for parking an out-of-town RV or trailer on Lakewood streets carries an $83 fine for each day of unpermitted parking.

To accommodate short-term needs when out-of-town family or friends visit, Lakewood residents can request a free, on-street parking permit at City Hall during business hours.

Please note these guidelines:

  • Complete this form to request the permit(PDF, 61KB); you will not be able to add an out of town vehicle to the online permit system without submitting the form to our customer service staff. 
  • The request must be made in advance by the resident in front of whose home the RV or trailer will be parked. Please note that City Hall is closed on alternating Fridays.
  • A maximum of 30 days of on-street parking per year can be permitted, in increments that cannot be longer than 14 days.
  • The permit is not transferable.
  • The RV or trailer must be moved during street sweeping hours.
  • The RV or trailer must be moved every 72 hours to comply with California’s basic parking law. Failure to move can result in a parking citation and the cancellation of the on-street parking permit.

For assistance with non-resident RV and trailer on-street parking permit questions, call 562-866-9771, extension 2140.