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Parking restrictions are necessary to properly manage and maximize public benefit from the City's on-street parking resources. Safety is the primary goal of all parking restrictions. Restrictions also support the diverse needs of the City's on-street parking users and stakeholders. Parking citations are issued to improve compliance with these restrictions. Without parking citations, these restrictions would frequently be ignored. For more information, view the Parking Citations/Tickets FAQs.

A web application is now available that provides the current status of parking citations. The information available comes directly from our parking citation database in real-time to ensure accuracy. With this website you can view the current amount due, verify that your appeal has been received, check the status of your appeal, and view any associated photos that may have been taken at the time of issuance. Our new citation status web application can be found here:

To pay a parking citation, your parking citation number is required. If you do not have the citation number, provide the license plate number and state for the vehicle cited.

Failure to Pay

If a parking citation is not paid after approximately 72 days, the citation information may be reported to the Department of Motor Vehicles preventing you from registering the vehicle until all outstanding citations are paid. The amount due may also be forwarded to the City Treasurer for collections.

NOTE: If your citation is delinquent, you may owe additional penalties and interest that are not included in the amount due. For more information, contact the City Treasurer's Delinquent Accounts Program.

To find out if you have outstanding parking citations, call Parking Administration at (866) 470-1308 (Toll-free). Have your vehicle license plate number ready when you call.

Stolen Vehicle

If your vehicle was stolen prior to the issuance of the citation, and recovered after, or never recovered, you should:

  1. Provide a copy of the stolen vehicle report
  2. Provide a copy of the vehicle recovery report
  3. If vehicle was never recovered, provide a document from your insurance company indicating the loss

These documents can be submitted by mail, or scanned and emailed to Please indicate the citation number, plate number, name, and telephone number.

Sold Vehicle

If your vehicle was sold prior to when the citation was issued, you should:

  1. Complete the affidavit of non-liability provided on the back of the Notice of Illegal Parking
  2. Mail the affidavit of non-liability along with the proof of sale to:
    Parking Administration/Sold Vehicle
    P.O. Box 129038
    San Diego, CA 92112-9038

Rental or Leasing Company Process and Responsibilities

  1. Provide the name, address, and telephone number of the rentee/lessee.
  2. Mail a copy of the rental contract or lease agreement indicating the contract start and ending date/time that includes the citation issuance date/time to:
    Parking Administration/Rental or Leasing
    P.O. Box 129038
    San Diego, CA 92112-9038