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2101 Hurley Way
Sacramento, CA 95825
General Information 916 • 876 • 6642

Public hours of operation:
8:00am - 5:00pm
Monday - Friday (excluding holidays)

The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Parking Enforcement Detail is the unit that processes parking citations after they have been issued.

We process parking citation appeals, citation corrections, citation payments and all customer service issues related to issued parking citations.

All Parking Officers and complaints about “in progress” parking violations are handled by the Sheriff’s Communications and Patrol Divisions.

To report a parking violation, please call (916) 874-5115, (option 6)

Mission Statement

Educate the community about the laws, codes, and ordinances affecting their neighborhoods, business districts, schools, and parks.

Enforce laws, codes, and ordinances that protect the rights of the disabled.

Ensure that public roadways and parking facilities are open and accessible to vehicles, pedestrians, and emergency equipment.

Improve the quality of life for citizens by identifying and taking action to correct unsafe conditions and ensuring the orderly flow of traffic.


How do I report a parking violation in the unincorporated areas of Sacramento County?
Call the Sheriff's Department Non-Emergency Line at (916) 874-5115, option 6.

Failure to respond to the citation within 21 days will result in:

  1. An $8.00 Penalty: and
  2. Doubling of the parking fine; and
  3. Notification to the Department Of Motor Vehicles in the form of a lien.
  4. DMV refusing to register or re-register the vehicle until all outstanding parking penalties are paid.

If you have any questions regarding the process to contest a parking citation, you may contact the Parking Enforcement Detail at (916) 876-6642.

How do I pay a parking citation?

You may mail a check or money order, payable to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Parking Enforcement, to:
Sacramento County Sheriff’s Parking Enforcement
PO BOX 10479
Newport Beach, CA 92658-0479

Be sure to include a copy of the citation or write the citation number on the envelope and the check

You may pay your parking citation online at www.citationprocessingcenter.com

You may make a payment by phone with a credit card at (800) 989-2058.

You may pay in person at 2101 Hurley Way, Sacramento, CA 95825. Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00pm

(Cash, credit/debit card, money orders accepted).

Any payment made with a credit or debit card will be charged a processing fee of $3.50.

Indigent Payment Plan

As of July 1, 2018, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department Parking Enforcement Program is offering Payment Plans to Indigent Registered Owner(s)/Lessee(s) with unpaid parking citations.

If you wish to apply for an Indigent Payment Plan, you must request the Indigent Payment Plan Application within 60 calendar days of the date the citation was issued, or within 10 days of an Administrative Hearing decision, whichever is later.

An Indigent Payment Plan provides the option to pay your parking citation with minimum monthly payments (as set by the CA legislature).  The vehicles registered owner(s) or lessee(s) must apply for the Indigent Payment Plan.  Upon approval, a non-refundable Payment Plan fee of $5.00 will be added to the total Payment Plan amount and any late fees and penalties shall be waived.

Waived late fees and penalties will be reinstated if you fall out of compliance with the payment plan.

The Registered Owner/Lessee must demonstrate that he or she is indigent by providing either of the following information as applicable:

(A) Proof of income from 3 most recent pay stubs that show the individual meets the income criteria set forth in subdivision (b) of Section 68632 of the Government Code.

(B) Proof of receipt of benefits under the programs described in subdivision (a) of Section 68632 of the Government Code.  Proof of receipt will consist of a copy of the most recent: Verification of Benefits Form or Award Letter for Social Security.

(C) If the Registered Owner(s)/Lessee(s) does not have income or does not receive public assistance, a copy of their annual earnings from the Social Security Department is required.

Request an Indigent Payment Plan:

To request a Payment Plan, please read and sign the Payment Plan Terms and Conditions and submit to our office with a signed Request for Indigent Payment Plan application by mail or in-person.

Payment amounts;

  1. If the total amount owed on any parking citation is $300.00 or less.
    • A $5.00 Payment Plan Fee will be added to the total due on the citation.
    • A minimum payment of $25.00 per month is required.
  2. If the total amount due on any parking citation is $301.00 or higher
    • A $5.00 Payment Plan Fee will be added to the total due on the citation.
    • The total amount due will be divided by 18 months, the maximum time frame allowed for an Indigent Payment Plan, or $25.00 per month, WHICHEVER IS GREATER.

You can submit the completed and signed application, signed terms and conditions page and proof of income to the following:

By Mail:

SSD Parking Enforcement
C/O Citation Processing Center
PO BOX 10479
Newport Beach, CA 92658-0479

In Person:

SSD Parking Enforcement
2101 Hurley Way
Sacramento CA 95816

For further information on Indigent Payment Plans please call (916) 876-6642.

We do offer NON-Indigent Payment Plans.  Contact our office at (916) 876-6642 for more information.

How do I contest a parking citation?
There are three separate levels of parking citation appeals.  You must go thru one level at a time.

  1. Administrative Review 
  2. Administrative Hearing
  3. Court Hearing – at the Carol Miller Justice Center

All first level appeals must be made within 21 calendar days from the issuance of the citation or 14 calendar days from the date of the mailing notice of parking violation.

To request an Administrative Review (first level appeal):

You may contest online at www.citationprocessingcenter.com.

You may contestin person at 2101 Hurley Way, Sacramento, CA 95825, Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

You may submit an appeal in writing by mail to:

Sacramento County Sheriff’s Parking Enforcement
PO BOX 10479
Newport Beach, CA 92658-0479
.

There is no charge for a first level parking appeal.

Include a copy of the citation, your name, address and the reason you are contesting.

Include all relevant evidence you may have.

If you are not satisfied with the results of your first level appeal review, >you may request an Administrative Hearing of the violation(s) no later than 21 calendar days following the mailing of the results of the first level appeal review.

Per CVC 40215 (b) – For an Administrative Hearing appeal to be granted, you must accompany your request for a hearing with payment of the citation in full or by requesting an 'indigent waiver' application.

If you are not satisfied with the Administrative Hearing results, you may further appeal your citation to the Carol Miller Justice Center within 30 calendar days from the mailing of your administrative hearing results.

Carol Miller Justice Center - (See website link located at bottom of page)
301 Bicentennial Circle
Sacramento, CA 95826
(916) 875-7800 (Court traffic line)

If you request a Court Hearing, you must pay a $25.00 court filing fee.

If your citation is dismissed by the court and you paid any portion of your fine, you will be mailed a refund, including the $25.00 court filing fee.

If you appeal your citation to the Carol Miller Justice Center, you are required to provide a copy of the Court Appeal notice from the Court to the Sacramento Sheriff’s Parking Enforcement Detail at 2101 Hurley Way, Sacramento, CA 95825 by personal delivery or first-class mail. 

If you fail to notify the Parking Enforcement Detail of the Court filing, the citation may become delinquent and be subject to late fees and a hold may be placed on the vehicle registration.

If you have any questions regarding the process to contest a parking citation, you may contact the Parking Enforcement Detail at (916) 876-6642.

COMMON PARKING VIOLATION NOTES –

The following 4 violations are eligible to be reduced to a $10 "fix it" fee if proof of correction is provided prior to a citation becoming delinquent; CVC 4000 (a) ; CVC 5200 ; CVC 5201 (c) ; CVC5204 (a)

There are no other violations that can be "signed off" as proof of correction and eligible for a reduction.

CVC 4000 (a) – Expired Registration. 

Paying registration fees to the DMV does not mean your vehicle is currently registered; it would only prevent late fees from being added by the DMV.  If you have not been issued a current year sticker for your vehicle and a VALID registration card, your vehicle is not currently registered.

Display of License Plates

Per CVC 5200;  If your vehicle was issued two license plates, you are required to have them "attached" to the vehicle, one in the front and one in the rear. 

Per CVC 5201; License plates shall at all times be securely fastened to the vehicle for which they are issued.

Handicapped space parking violations –

CVC 22507.8(a) - Parking a vehicle in a designated handicapped parking space without a disabled license plate or a properly displayed handicapped placard.

If you are using a handicapped placard, you must display the placard so the registration number on the placard is visible.

Per CVC 40226 – The citation issuing agency may charge an administrative fee of $25.00 if proof that the driver of the vehicle or a qualified passenger was issued a disabled placard prior to the citation issue date.

CVC 22507.8(c)(2) – Disabled Cross-Hatch parking.

It is NEVER allowed to park ANY part of your vehicle within a designated handicapped cross-hatch area.

Even if the vehicle has disabled license plates or is properly displaying a handicapped placard.

Forms

Citation Contest Form (1st level appeal)

Administrative Hearing Request Form (2nd level Appeal)

Request For Indigent Waiver of Penalty Deposit Form

Links

Carol Miller Justice Center

California Vehicle Codes

Sacramento County Ordinances

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