As part of the Fiscal Year 2012-2013 adopted budget, the Mayor and City Council approved a parking fine increase of $5.00 for all parking violations, except for disabled parking violations. Disabled parking violations were increased by $10.00. The parking fine increase becomes effective August 11, 2012. During the budget deliberations, council requested that the Department notify the neighborhood councils, and other interested parties of the budget action and the effective date. The Department encourages all motorist to carefully review the parking restrictions before parking. The Department will continue to follow the California Vehicle Code requirements to provide an Administrative Review free of charge if contested within 21 days of issuance or 14 days of notice. If you have any further questions regarding the fine ordinance please refer to Council File #12-0600-S153, which includes the council action and bail schedule. Visit the Los Angeles Parking Violations Bureau if you have other questions regarding parking violations.