Parking Citations

Parking Citation Questions

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Monday - Friday
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*Closed every other Friday. See City Calendar for dates.

What happens after you receive a parking citation?

Citations must be paid within 21 calendar days from the issue date. If no action is taken on the citation during that timeframe, a $25 late penalty is applied to the citation, followed by a $3 late charge for the second penalty for a total of $28.

Pay a Parking Citation

Pay online:
Visit the Citation Processing Center website. The citation number and a credit/debit card will be required to pay online. A $3.50 fee will apply to online payments.

Pay in person:

Bring your citation to the Stockton Police Department. Payments can be made Monday - Thursday between 8:00am and 5pm. Visa, MasterCard, cash, money order, and personal checks are accepted.

Pay by phone:
Call the Citation Processing Center at 1-800-989-2058. The citation number and a credit/debit card will be required to pay over the phone. A $3.50 fee will apply to pay-by-phone payments.

Pay by mail:

Send the proper amount of penalty in money order or check, payable to the City of Stockton to the following address:

City of Stockton
Citation Processing Center
P.O. Box 10479
Newport Beach, CA 92658-0479

Correctable Parking Citations 

Correctable parking citations, or “fix-it” tickets, are parking citations that can be dismissed upon proof of correction. Evidence of correction may be obtained at any Police Agency during regular business hours. If corrected, bail on these violations will be reduced to $15 ($5 Administration fee and $10 Processing fee). Valid proof of each correction and payment of the corrected amount must be received within 21 days of the citation date of penalties my accrue in-person or mail. The following parking citations are correctable: 

Parking in a disabled space

CVC Section 22507.8a

Please contact the Citation Processing Center for documentation requirements for correction. 

SMC Section 10.44.160 


CVC Sections 4000(a)(1), 5200 & 5204 

Citations require vehicle inspection and evidence of violation correction. 

Appeal/Contest a Citation

You may appeal your citation online or in person within the first 21 calendar days following the issuance of the citation to avoid any late fees.

If you choose to appeal the citation, complete an appeal form and provide any supporting documentation that may assist in the review of the request and submit to the Parking Authority Office at 425 N. El Dorado St.

Payment Plans

The Parking Authority offers monthly Parking Citation Payment Plans to avoid late fees, compliant with the California Vehicle Code (CVC), SEC 6, Section 40220.

The Parking Authority offers two plans: a Standard Payment Plan and an Income-Driven Payment Plan, based on eligibility. Those who qualify for the Income-Driven Payment Plan (or indigent payment plan) will pay a one-time setup fee of $5 and a minimum monthly payment of $25 for parking citations up to $500. Parking citations totaling more than $500 will be divided into 24 equal payments for the monthly fee.

For the Standard Payment Plan, there is a one-time set-up fee of $25 and a minimum monthly payment of $25 for parking citations of up to $400. For parking citations totaling more than $400, minimum monthly payments will be $56.

Under either plan, all late fees will be waived upon completion of the plan. Failure to make minimum monthly payments and/or to complete the plan by the completion date will result in plan cancellation and late penalties being reinstated and added to the remaining balance. Outstanding balances will be sent to DMV and/or Franchise Tax Board for further collection.

Fees and penalties associated with towing or impound services are not eligible for this payment program; however, a parking citation received in addition to the tow/impound service may be eligible.

Sign Up for Payment Plan

Send a completed application to Citation Processing Center at:

City of Stockton
Citation Processing Center
P.O. Box 10479
Newport Beach, CA 92658-0479

Income-Driven Payment Plan

Do I qualify for the Income-Driven Payment Plan? The person that received the citation must meet any of the following conditions as set forth in Section 68632 of the Government Code: 

  • Person who receives public benefits under one or more of the following programs: 
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Ste Supplementary Payment (SSP) 
  • California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids Act (CalWORKs) or a federal Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (Tribal TANF) grant 
  • Food Stamps or the California Food Assistance Program 
  • County Relief, General Relief (GR), or General Assistance (GA) 
  • Cash Assistance Program for Aged, Blink, and Disabled Legal Immigrants (CAPI) 
  • In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) 
  • Medi-Cal 
  • If you do not have one of the above but your income is 125 percent or less of the current poverty guidelines, please visit the Human Services Agency in Stockton to verify your income. 
  • Poverty Guidelines 

Request for a payment plan must be made within 120 calendar days from the issuance of the parking violation notice or 10 days after the administrative hearing determination (if requested), whichever is later. 

Proof of income such as a pay stub or bank statements and proof of receipt of benefits will be required for review with the Indigent payment plan application. Be prepared to provide recent year’s tax return and copies of W-2s. Once certified by HAS, please mail income verification form or copy of any of the above benefits along with $5 enrollment fee to Citation Processing Center to enroll in Parking Authority’s Parking Citation Payment Plan. 

If a defendant’s indigent status is found to have been willfully fraudulent, his or her fee reduction(s) shall be overturned and the full amount of fine will be reinstated. 

Submitting Payments for Payment Plan

Minimum monthly payments are due no later than the 15th of each month. To submit payment for your monthly payment plan, see the Pay a Parking Citation section.

Last Update : 12/13/2023, 1:16:59 PM