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Vehicles parking with in the residential permit areas must have a current parking permit on the vehicle. Overnight parking in downtown lots is prohibited where posted.
Office of Parking ViolationsTown of Los GatosP O Box 11113San Jose CA 95103-1113
You have 21 days from the original citation date in which to make an appeal - request an administrative investigation. The procedure for appeal is printed on the back of the citation. On-line appeals can be made by visiting www.pticket.com/losgatos
You will be required to fill out a "Parking Appeal Investigation" form, stating your reason(s) for believing the citation was issued in error or why you are not responsible for the alleged violation. You will be notified of the decision by mail, usually within 30 calendar days.
Yes! If your Administrative Investigation is denied you may appeal. You have 21 days from the date the denial notification was mailed to file a written request with an explanation for this review. No official form is provided for this request. Mail your second appeal with the full amount of the ticket to Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Department, Attn: Parking, 110 E. Main St., Los Gatos, CA 95030 or deliver in person to 110 E. Main Street, Los Gatos. The full amount of the citation will be refunded if your citation is dismissed, the amount is forfeited if the citation is deemed valid. If your second appeal is denied, an appeal may be filed in the Santa Clara County Civil Court within 21 days from date of denial of the second appeal. This court will review the factual aspects of the case, the administrative process, and the decision of the Hearing Examiner. The decision of the Civil Court may be communicated in person or by mail.
For further information about parking permits please read the Policies & Procedures form or contact Jackie Rose, Community Outreach Coordinator at 408-354-6853.
For example, the curb may not be painted green but if there is a sign posted that limits parking to 30 minutes - the 30 limits limitation will be enforced.
Another example would be at a fire hydrant that does not have an accompanying red curb. It is still a violation to park within 15 feet of a fire hydrant.
If your vehicle was “impounded,” this means that the police department has placed a hold on the vehicle, and it may not yet be available for release. The most common reason for a vehicle impound is that it was driven by a suspended or unlicensed driver. If this is the case, the vehicle will be held for a period of 30 days, and you must wait for this time to elapse before requesting a release. After the 30 day period has passed, the registered owner may come to the police department to obtain a release. A fee set by Town Council will be charged for release of a stored or impounded vehicle. The registered owner will be required to show a valid driver’s license and proof of current registration for the vehicle. Should the registered owner not have a valid license, a current and valid government issued picture I.D. and the presence of a licensed driver, will be required. If the registration fees have been paid at DMV but a smog is still needed to complete the registration, the registered owner will need to bring in a 'moving permit' issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles. Note, you may also be charged by the towing company for towing and storage fees they incurred before they will release the vehicle.
If your vehicle was “stored”, it is available for immediate release. The procedure for this release is the same as for an impounded vehicle, but without the waiting period.
If your vehicle was "booted", you will need to pay any and all outstanding parking citations as well as the vehicle release fee within 72 hours of the "Boot" being placed on your vehicle tire. If the fees haven't been paid within the 72 hours, your vehicle will then be towed as a "stored" vehicle. You will then have to pay any incurred towed vehicle fees in addition to the vehicle release fee and any parking citations.