Office of Parking ViolationsTown of Los GatosP O Box 11113San Jose CA 95103-1113
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Click the link at the bottom of this section for a parking map! There are six public lots that are without time limits and are within one or two blocks of the downtown area:
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.
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 liable 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 citation 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.
You may apply for a special event parking permit by calling Jackie Rose, Community Outreach Coordinator at (408) 354-6853 or by appearing in person at the Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Department, 110 E. Main St., Los Gatos, CA 95030, Monday through Thursday, between the hours of 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. and Friday, between the hours of 9:00 am -1:00 pm. Appointments may be needed.
Town of Los Gatos online parking management system is operated by getaPERMIT. The online system provides capabilities for ordering, purchasing and managing your individual Residential Parking Permit account. The Town of Los Gatos issues residential and employee parking permits for specific locations in Town. There are five Residential Parking Permit Districts close to downtown Los Gatos and there are two Employee Permit District. The parking permits are valid only for residents and businesses in those specific districts and allow unlimited parking to permit holders within their district.
Yes, They may be acquired at the Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Department, Monday through Thursday, between the hours of 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. and Friday, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. If you have any questions on the fees, please call 408-354-6853. Appointments may be needed.
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.
Yes, but only for FIRE LANE and HANDICAPPED STALL enforcement. One is mandated by the fire marshall and the other by the Town. Both are conditions of the property owners use permit.
Residents can call Los Gatos Communications - (408) 354-8600 to report parking problems or violations.
Call the Abandoned Vehicle Hotline (408) 399-5716, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week or complete a PDF complaint form http://www.losgatosca.gov/forms.aspx?FID=84" target="_blank">Abandoned Vehicle Complaint Form and fax it to (408) 354-0578. Or complete an online form by clicking on the link below. Have available a description of the vehicle, location, license number and how long it has been there. An officer will respond as soon as available. Please note that vehicles parked on private property are not the responsibilty of the Police Department. Only vehicles parked on Town owned streets, alleys, and off street parking facilities are responded to. If you have any questions about vehicles on private property, contact Code Compliance at (408) 399-5720.
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.