As the landscape of the industry and consumer needs change, a number of trends in valet parking have come and gone over the years. Technology dominates the conversation when it comes to making parking easier. As technology has advanced in many areas like biology, commerce, and other areas, valet parking has not been left out. For example, many companies in the country are migrating to online platforms because most of their clients have smartphones these days. Companies have had to reinvent themselves to stay relevant with the ever-changing technological age.
In the United States, two regulatory bodies make the rules and regulations when it comes to valet parking – the National Valet Parking Association and your local municipality. The National Valet Parking Association (NVPA) provides guidelines for the standards and best practices in the industry. Your municipality will also have a say on how valet parking companies should operate.
In this post, we will look at the regulations provided by both the municipality and the National Valet Parking Association. Local municipalities are taking an increasing interest in the valet parking service companies concerning how they follow parking laws and regulations. For example, in Los Angeles, companies are required to have permits and insurance before they can drive the customers’ cars.