TRAFFIC AND SPECIAL EVENTS DIVISION
Contact Us: 310-618-5557
Parking Citation Payment Information
Payment is required within 21 days from the date of the citation. Payment can be made using one of the following methods:
- Phone (800) 989-2058
- Internet at www.CitationProcessingCenter.com
- Mail (address below) make checks payable to the Torrance City Treasurer
- In person at the City Treasurer's Office: 3031 Torrance Boulevard Torrance, CA 90503
Oversized Vehicle (OV) Online Registration
Residents can pre purchase permits, select days of use of permits, cancel use of a permit and pre-register their OV online (including those hosting guests in OV's or trailers). The process still requires residents to come to City Hall or the Torrance Police Department to show proof of residency, along with matching addressed vehicle registration and a utility bill to complete their one-time registration transaction. Once completed, residents can conduct permit purchases online with a credit or debit card and can activate or de-activate daily permits from their computers or hand held devices.
To use the online OV system, please create a username and password by visiting the Community Development webpage. Once registered and given access, residents will be allowed to access and manage their accounts. Registered users may have multiple register OVs and/or trailers and may manage all accounts online.
For questions or more information on the online OV system, please contact the Community Development Department at (310) 618-5990 or the Torrance Police Department at (310) 618-5557.
Oversized Vehicle Regulations
Note: Parking enforcement for street sweeping will begin with a two week grace period from Monday, July 13th - Sunday, July 26th. Warnings will be issued to vehicles parking in posting areas of 'No Parking for Street Sweeping.' Beginning Monday, July 27th, regular enforcement activity will resume and citations for parking violations will be issued.
As defined in Ordinance No. 3686, an oversized vehicle is:
- Any vehicle, as defined by Section 670 of the California Vehicle Code, or combination of vehicles, which exceeds twenty feet in length, seven feet in width, or eight feet in height, exclusive of projecting lights or devices allowed by Section 35109 or 35110 of the California Vehicle Code, as may be amended.
- Oversized Vehicle does not include pickup trucks or sport utility vehicles, which are less than twenty-five feet in length and eighty-two inches in height.
- ‘Trailer’ shall mean:
- a trailer
- camp trailer (including tent trailers)
- unmounted camper
- or trailer coach as defined in Sections 242, 243, 550, 630, 635, and 636 of the California Vehicle Code
- or fifth-wheel travel trailer, as defined in Section 324 of the Vehicle Code.
Vist the Ordinance Page for more information regarding 'Oversized Vehicles. This ordinance also applies to all detached trailers or combination of vehicle and trailer.
Traffic Division Videotaping Traffic Violators in School Zones. click here for more...
Traffic safety and flow continue to be prime concerns within the City of Torrance. Most citizens of Torrance report that some of their greatest concerns are traffic-related, such as congestion on major thoroughfares and problems with speeding vehicles within their neighborhoods. Traffic is further increased due to the high influx of daily visitors and workers into the City.
The goals and objectives of the Torrance Police Department Traffic and Special Events Division are to reduce the number and severity of traffic collisions in the City. This is done through education, accident investigation, and enforcement, and by working with the City's Community Development Department to address ongoing concerns. The Traffic and Special Events Division deploys motor officers, DUI officers, an education officer, parking enforcement officers, commercial enforcement officers and crossing guards to accomplish this goal.
In addition to traffic enforcement and education duties, the Division is also responsible for coordinating large special events within the City such as the annual Armed Forces Day Celebration and Parade, and the 4th of July Celebration at Wilson Park.
View the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page for information regarding common traffic related questions.
(Vehicles parked in excess of 72 hours)
In the City of Torrance, it is illegal to leave a vehicle parked in excess of 72 hours per Torrance Municipal Code 61.6.4. In order for a vehicle to be in violation, the vehicle has to have been parked in one spot, without moving, for 72 consecutive hours. To report a vehicle parked in excess of 72 hours or which appears to be abandoned call the Traffic Division between the hours of 7:30 a.m and 5 p.m. Monday-Friday at (310) 618-5557. After hours or on the weekend, call the Abandoned Vehicle Hotline at (310) 618-2344.
When reporting a vehicle you must include:
- Vehicle location
- License Plate of the vehicle
- Description of the vehicle
NEIGHBORHOOD TRAFFIC COMPLAINTS
(Area Traffic Officer (ATO) Program)
The Area Traffic Officer (ATO) Program was established to assist citizens with ongoing neighborhood traffic issues such as speeding, illegal parking or other traffic related issues. Many times these issues are a recurring problem that cannot easily be solved by regular traffic or patrol officers. Currently, we have two officers assigned as ATOs with one assigned to all areas of the City north of Torrance Boulevard and one assigned to all areas of the City south of Torrance Boulevard. If you have an ongoing traffic related issue in your neighborhood, please contact your ATO.
If this is concerning an abandoned vehicle, please call the Abandoned Vehicle Hotline at 310-618-2344.
- NorthATO@TorranceCA.Gov for all areas of the City North of Torrance Boulevard
- SouthATO@TorranceCA.Gov for all areas of the City South of Torrance Boulevard
CELL PHONE LAWS
(Effective July 1, 2008)
Click here for Cell Phone Law FAQ sheet. View the video segment below regarding the new cell phone laws.