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Paying a Citation

Citation payments are accepted online, by mail, over the phone or in-person at the City Hall Revenue Division. Parking citations issued by the County of Sacramento or Sac RT (Regional Transit) may also be contested or paid for online using the above links or in-person at the City Hall Revenue Division. 

Pay online: Search the blue boxes, above, to choose the agency where the citation was issued. The citation number (issue number) and a credit/debit card are required for online payments. 

Pay by phone: Call 1-888-266-1314

Pay in-person: Visit the City Hall Revenue Services Division. Click here for office hours, wait times and location. Metered parking is available on the street. Garage parking is available across the street at City Hall Garage. See parking map 

Pay by mail: Send a check or money order (payable to the City of Sacramento)

City of Sacramento Revenue Services

P.O. Box 2551

Sacramento, CA 95812-2551

WHEN DO i NEED TO PAY MY CITATION?

Payments must be received or contested no later than 21 calendar days from the citation issue date to avoid additional penalties. Instructions on how to contest or pay are also on the reverse side of the issued citation. If paying the citation online, the "issue number" is the citation number. If the first digit of the issue number starts with a "0" (zero), do not enter the "0", only all digits that follow that leading "0". 

contesting a citation

If you feel you were issued a citation in error, you have the option to contest the citation. This may be done online by clicking on the blue "Contest Citation" box, above, or in-person at the City Hall Revenue Division. The initial citation contest level in the City of Sacramento does not require a court appearance. In addition, if submitting a citation contest in-person, you are only submitting the form, not meeting with a review officer. Customer service agents are not authorized contest officers, therefore cannot adjudicate your case at the counter. 

When you submit your contest form either online or in-person, your citation is placed in "suspended" status and no fees are owed during the review process. No late fees will accrue during the review time. If it is determined that you are liable for the parking citation, you will receive a notice via U.S. mail reflecting the original citation fee owed and a due date to pay that fee. If it is determined that you are not liable, you will receive a notice via U.S. mail notifying you that your citation was dismissed and no fees will be owed. 

For citations issued on Sacramento County or Sac RT (Regional Transit) parking facilities, the contest process is conducted through those respective agencies. 

IS MY CITATION STILL UNDER REVIEW?

To check if a citation is still in contest mode, please click Contest Citation and enter your citation information. The "issue number" is the citation number. If the first digit of the issue number starts with a "0" (zero), do not enter the "0", only all digits that follow that leading "0". 

Contests are reviewed in the order received. Depending on the volume of contests, decisions may take from 90 days to six months, depending on the review agency where the citation was issued. Due to the research involved to resolve contests, definite timelines for results cannot be provided. Results will be sent via U.S. mail to the address provided on the citation contest form. Please ensure that the correct mailing address is reflected on the contest form. 

STATE SURCHARGES 

A surcharge totaling $12.50 is added to all parking citations in accordance to the California State Budget Act of 2010. This surcharge is a mandatory collection that goes directly to the State of California. The summary of the surcharge is as follows:

$2.50 Courthouse Construction Fund (GOV §76100)

$2.50 Criminal Justice Facilities Construction Fund (GOV §76101)

$4.50 State Courthouse Facilities Construction Fund (GOV §70372(b))

$3.00 State Trial Court Fund (GOV §76000.3)

 

Questions?

Inquiries about citation payments or contests may be directed to (916) 808-8500 (Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm) or in-person at the City Hall Revenue Division

To research codes or learn more information about the citation process, please visit the Parking Enforcement page