Traffic, Parking, Right-of-Way, Trees

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City Hall Hours are Mondays through Thursdays 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM and Fridays 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Before you plan a trip to City Hall, check out our Permitting Center Schedule to know when staff and services are available.

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Right-of-Way Request Form (PDF)


 Moving Van Request Form (PDF)


 Public or Private Tree Information


Public Works Department Webpage 

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What is needed to temporarily block traffic, work in a public accessed area, or park in a restricted location?

The Traffic Division handles requests and concerns from residents, conducts traffic and parking studies, and implements traffic control measures such as red curbs, stop signs, loading zones and restrictive parking signs. The Traffic Engineer provides technical analysis for traffic safety, parking and other related issues.

 For additional information regarding Right-Of-Way requests, moving vans and POD's, please email the Traffic Engineering Division.

Additional Traffic Division resources can be found through the following links:

With Regards to Community Development, the Public Works Department, which encompasses, the Engineering Division, are responsible for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of all public infrastructure and public right-of-way. You can find additional information through the Public Works Department webpage.


How do I know if I need a permit for a tree?

Here is some general questions to help decide if a tree permit is needed:

  • For a private property tree removal located in Area Districts I & II (PDF); Are there trees 12” or larger located within the 20-foot front yard and corner side yard setbacks of residentially zoned property?
  • Is there a tree on private property or street tree that requires protection related to a larger construction project? 
  • For street tree removal; Is there any tree 12” or larger that abuts, is in front of, or is adjacent to the property?

If you answered yes to any of the questions above, please email Ernest Area, the City Urban Forester, for tree determination, tree consultation, or inspection information. For general information call (310) 802-5546 or email Drew Teora.

Additional information can be found in the on the Planning Division Tree Ordinance webpage and in Manhattan Beach Tree Ordinance No. 2082 (PDF).


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