What is the meaning of the different color curbs?
The curb coloring indicates a restiction on parking:
  • RED curb means no parking at any time.

  • YELLOW curb indicates a commercial loading zone and is restricted to the offloading of commercial freight with a time restriction of 30 minutes.

  • GREEN curb is time limited - there will be a sign posted indicating the duration, usually 30 minutes.

  • WHITE curb indicates a passenger loading zone and is for dropping off and/or picking up passengers only. There is a 10 minute allowance for this purpose.

  • BLUE curbs will be accompanied by the blue and white disabled person sign. These parking stalls are restricted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and are for the use of disabled persons with the properly displayed permits ONLY.

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1. Where can I park in downtown Los Gatos?
2. Can I park my car on the street overnight?
3. I received a parking ticket. How soon do I have to pay?
4. Where do I go to pay?
5. How do I contest a parking citation?
6. What happens when I appeal a citation?
7. What if the parking citation is not dismissed? Do I have any other recourse?
8. How do I get a permit for a special event?
9. How do I apply for a residential or business permit?
10. Are there special parking permits for construction workers and contractors that are working in the downtown area?
11. What is the meaning of the different color curbs?
12. If a curb has no painted color is it okay to park here?
13. I sometimes see a curb that is painted gray. What does that mean?
14. I sometimes see a parking officer writing a citation on private property. Are they allowed to do that?
15. Who do I call to report a parking problem on my street?
16. Who do I call for an abandoned vehicle on my street?
17. My car was towed or 'booted'. How do I get it back?