Red Curb Parking Zones in San Diego

Posted in 2023 in

Red means stop. That’s Drivers’ Ed 101. But can you stop and park at a red painted curb in the city of San Diego?

Here are the rules and which zones you can and can’t park so you don’t get a parking ticket:

Red Curb

There is no parking/no stopping at any time in a red zone, whether the vehicle is attended or not. Red means no. No portion of the vehicle, including the bumper, may extend into the restricted area. If any part of your car or truck is in the red zone, you are at risk of being lawfully ticketed.

In 2023, the fine for parking downtown in a red curb zone space is $72.50.

San Diego Painted Curb Colors Quick Guide

When can I park next to a…
  • Red Curb in San Diego – No
  • Blue Curb in San Diego – Almost never
  • Green Curb in San Diego – Sometimes
  • White Curb in San Diego – Loading only
  • Yellow Curb in San Diego – It’s complicated

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