Food Truck Violations
Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) is responsible for food truck violations in Residential Zones. 30 minutes in one place is the maximum time
Dispatch Number to report violations: 213-485-4184
LA City Council passed an ordinance last year which stated:
No catering truck shall park at any Residential Location for a period that exceeds 30 minutes. No catering truck shall park at any Residential Location within two blocks of where the catering truck had been parked at a Residential Location within the previous four hours. Moving the catering truck outside the Residential Location during the four hour period or not dispensing victuals for some portion of the four-hour period will not nullify the time or distance requirements set forth in this subsection. Failure to comply with the time or distance requirements set forth in this subsection shall constitute a separate and distinct offense for every 3O-minute period that a catering truck remains out of compliance with either the time or distance requirements, with each subsequent violation subject to the escalated civil penalties listed in Section 89.60 of this Code.