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Parking Enforcement

The Parking Enforcement unit ensures compliance of local and state parking regulations to facilitate availability of parking spaces throughout the city, which supports local businesses and events.

UPDATE: On October 19, 2021, Sacramento City Council approved the restoration of parking operations with the following effective dates:

  • Parking meter operations to pre-pandemic hours: October 26, 2021
  • Parking citation penalties and collection activities: November 1, 2021
  • All other parking management operations, including immobilization (booting) of vehicles: January 3, 2022

Parking Citation Information

You've received a citation. Now what? Learn about the parking citation process,  how to pay for your citation or find out what the process is for contesting a citation. The City of Sacramento also processes parking citations and payment plans on behalf of other agencies.  

Disabled Person Parking Information

According to the California Department of Motor Vehicles, disabled persons displaying a special license plate or placard can park past the time limit in certain on-street parking spaces and are exempt from on-street meter payments. This payment exemption does not include off-street parking facilities, which may require payment to park. Learn more.

Parking Regulations

See a list of parking violations and their associated fines which are set by the California Vehicle Code (CVC) and by the City of Sacramento.

Meter information 

Information about parking meter rates, operating periods, reservations and tier-based pricing. Learn more.

Parking Complaints

To report a possible parking violation or any general enforcement complaints, please call the Sacramento City 311 by dialing 3-1-1 if calling within City limits or (916) 264-5011 if calling from outside City limits. You may also contact the Sacramento City 311 by email or via mobile app. The Sacramento City 311 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with live agents to assist you.