(aka: "Parking Ticket", "Parking Violation")
Upon receiving a parking citation/ticket, you must either pay or appeal the citation within twenty one (21) calendar days. Failure to do so will result in an increased fine and/or a DMV hold being placed on your vehicle registration; you will also lose the right to appeal your citation.
If you received a Parking Citation Notice in the mail, but did not own the vehicle at the time of the violation, complete the Declaration of Non-Ownership on the back of the notice and return it in the envelope provided.
Paying a Citation
Citations/tickets may be paid online, by telephone, by mail or in-person.
By phone: Contact Revenue and Collections at (707) 543-3170
By mail: Parking Citations, P.O. Box 1674, Santa Rosa, CA 95402-1674
In-Person: City Hall Annex, 90 Santa Rosa Avenue
Contesting a Citation
If you wish to contest a parking citation/ticket, you may do so within twenty-one (21) calendar days of the citation issue date. You can fill out a Citation Review Form, or write a letter that contains the following information:
- Name, mailing address, and daytime phone number
- Citation number
- Date of the Citation
- Reason for contesting the citation
- Supporting documentation, such as pictures, paid meter receipt, or placard ID card.
Mail or bring the form and/or letter to the Parking Division, 90 Santa Rosa Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95404. You may also fax it to (707) 543-3317 or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you do not need to submit any supporting documentation, you may request to contest your citation over the phone by calling (707) 543-3343.
When your appeal is received, your citation will be placed on hold and submitted to the Citation Review Officer. No penalties will be assessed while your citation is being reviewed and a letter will be mailed to you once a decision has been made.
PARKING FINE AND PENALTY SCHEDULE
WITHIN 21 DAYS
|NOT PAID OR
CONTESTED WITH 21 DAYS
|PLACED ON |
|II (922; 923)
|II (914; 934)