Parking Enforcement

Vehicle parking is a quality of life issue. The availability of parking on public streets in the City of Tustin is limited. As the city grows in population, parking spaces become more of a premium. This is especially true in the high-density areas of the City.

Parking Control Officers

The City of Tustin is considered a coastal community because our water drains into the ocean. Because of this, we are required to clean the streets on a regular basis. Parking Control Officers, along with other police employees, are responsible to ensure the parking ordinances are being enforced, including:

  • Disabled person parkingTustin Police - Parking Enforcement Car
  • Permit parking
  • Red curbs
  • Street sweeping
  • And more

Preferential Parking

As a result of the limited parking, several single family domicile neighborhoods have adopted preferential permit parking on the streets in front of their residences.


Preferential permit parking is enforced 7 days a week, including holidays, between 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. in the areas marked with the appropriate signs.

Parking Permit

If you live at an address where permit parking has been adopted, you can apply for permits in person at the Police Department front counter. Alternatively, you may view more parking permit information and then complete an parking permit application online.

Street Sweeping

Street sweeping occurs every week in the City of Tustin. Signs are posted in neighborhoods telling which day and time each week a street or tract is cleaned.

Business & School Zones

Street sweeping generally happens between 4 a.m. and 7 a.m. in business and school zones.

Residential Zones

Most of our residential areas are cleaned between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. Streets are not cleaned on weekends or city holidays but are usually swept even when it is raining. Check the signs in your neighborhood or on your street if you are not sure of your street cleaning day.