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citation payment plans

Payment plans for parking citations are available based on qualifying conditions. The City of Sacramento processes citation payments for the following agencies:  

  • City of Sacramento Parking Division
  • Sacramento Police Department
  • Department of Justice (DOJ)
  • Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD)
  • Sacramento County
  • California Highway Patrol (CHP)
  • Sacramento Regional Transit District (SRTD)
  • Sacramento Metro Fire


based on financial hardship

standard payment plans

customer service


Visit the Revenue Customer Service Counter, call 916-808-8500 during phone hours, or contact the office by email to apply or inquire about payment plan options. 


PAYMENT PLANS based on financial hardship

Payment plans for individuals qualifying as indigent persons under GOV 68632 are available and are subject to program eligibility requirements pursuant California Vehicle Code 40220 and California Vehicle Code 40220.5



Please either visit the Revenue Division during business hours, call to speak to a representative: 916-808-8500 (Monday - Friday, Revenue Phone Hours), or email your request to apply. Documentation and eligibility requirements are as follows: 

Citations Issued On or After July 1, 2018 

Citations Issued Before July 1, 2018

Application must be submitted within 120 calendar days of citation issue date or

10 calendar days after Administrative Hearing (whichever is later)

Total citation fines and fees owed must be $500 or less (not including late fees and penalty assessments). CA VEH section 40220(a)(1)(A)

May be submitted at any time, however this option expires January 1, 2027

Total citation fines and fees owed must be $500 or less* (not including late fees and penalty assessments).

*CA VEH section 40220.5(c) provides that amounts must be $300 or less. However, the City of Sacramento will process total amounts up to $500 .


  • Documentation evidencing receipt of any services under GOV 68632 or income that is 125% or less than current poverty guidelines must be submitted upon application (Examples of Acceptable Forms of Proof and Income Guidelines)
  • Payment of a $5 processing fee (may be included in payment plan upon request).
  • California State Surcharge of $12.50 per citation will be included in payment plan and cannot be waived.
  • Default on monthly payments may result in DMV vehicle registration hold (One-time exemption if payment is submitted within 45 days of default).
  • Citations enrolled into this payment plan will be ineligible for further Administrative Hearings or appeals. 
  • If participant's status as either Low Income and/or as the recipient of Public Benefits is found to have been willfully fraudulent, the reduction or removal of any late fees, penalties or DMV registration holds will be re-instated and the full amount of any fines and fees will be restored.



  • Monthly payments will not exceed $25 per month.
  • No prepayment penalty. 
  • Up to 24 months to pay off, interest-free.
  • Removal of existing DMV registration holds (as long as monthly payments are timely).
  • Waiver of all parking citation late fees and penalty assessments accrued by the time of application.
  • Payment plan will include only the base citation fine amount and CA State Surcharge of $12.50 per citation.
  • Multiple parking citations may be paid under one payment plan if fines and fees combined do not exceed a total of $500.   


Individuals who do not qualify for a payment plan based on indigent status may apply for the standard payment plan upon payment of a $25 processing fee. Standard payment plans have a 12-month payoff period. Late fees and penalties are not waived under the standard payment plan. Vehicle owners with immobilization devices (boots) on their vehicles may qualify for a payment plan to release the device. To apply, please either visit the Revenue Division, call (916) 808-8500 (phone hours), or email request to apply.