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Parking Enforcement Detail

2101 Hurley Way
Sacramento, CA 95825
(916)-874-5115 Option #6 then #0 (Report a Violation)
(916)-876-6642 (General Information)

Public hours:
8:00 am - 4:00 pm (closed 12:00 pm - 1:00pm for lunch)
Monday - Friday (except all holidays)

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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 & then option 0)

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.

Parking FAQs

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 and then options 0.

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 - 4:00pm (closed 12:00 pm - 1:00pm for lunch)
(Credit/debit cards and money orders accepted only).
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 Office 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:
SSO Parking Enforcement
C/O Citation Processing Center
PO BOX 10479
Newport Beach, CA 92658-0479
In Person:
SSO 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 contest in person at 2101 Hurley Way, Sacramento, CA 95825, Monday - Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 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
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.

Red Light Photo Enforcement Detail

2101 Hurley Way
Sacramento, CA 95825
(916)-876-6643 (General Information)
(916)-875-7800 (Court Information)

Public hours:
8:00 am - 3:30 pm (closed 12:00 pm - 1:00pm for lunch)
Monday - Friday (except holidays)

Red Light FAQs

What do I do if I receive a citation?

If you receive a citation in the mail you should follow the instructions on the back of the citation. It explains how to pay or contest the fine. If you contest the fine you will have to appear in court, or complete a trial by declaration.

What if someone else was driving my car?

How much is the citation bail amount?

A driver caught running a red light may receive a negative point on their driving record and a financial fine. However, certain circumstances could increase this amount on an individual basis. For the correct bail amount please contact The Carol Miller Justice Center, 301 Bicentennial CR. RM 100, Sacramento, CA 95826 PHONE: (916)-875-7800 PHOTO INFO (LAST 90 DAYS)

Can I go to traffic school?

There are several factors that will determine if you are eligible for traffic school. Please contact The Carol Miller Justice Center, 301 Bicentennial CR. RM 100, Sacramento, CA 95826 PHONE: (916)-875-7800

I think I ran a red light but I have not received a ticket. How can I find out if a citation was issued to me?

Approximately 2 weeks after the proposed violation contact the Sacramento Metropolitan Red Light Photo Enforcement Office at 916-876-6643. If it has been over 6 months since the proposed violation you may also contact DMV or The Carol Miller Justice Center, 301 Bicentennial CR. RM 100, Sacramento, CA 95826 PHONE: (916)-875-7800

Where do I send my payment??

We do not accept any payment mailed to this office. Please send all payments to: The Carol Miller Justice Center, 301 Bicentennial CR. RM 100, Sacramento, CA 95826 PHONE: (916)-875-7800

Is the citation valid if it was not issued in person by a sworn peace officer?

A photo red light citation is a valid traffic ticket, per California Vehicle Code 21455.5. Violators are subject to monetary penalty. Peace Officers specially trained in red light photo enforcement, review violation data including photographs, video and registration data of red light runners prior to issuing the citations.

Viewing Red Light Citations

If you wish to view the photographs and video associated with your citation, they will be viewable for 90 days from the date the photograph was taken. Please visit this web site HERE. You will need the citation number, license plate number, and the city code SCMTCA.
If you do not have access to the internet, there are kiosks located at The Carol Miller Justice Center, 301 Bicentennial CR. RM 100, Sacramento, CA 95826 PHONE: (916)-875-7800. You may view you photos and video and also pay your citation all at the kiosk. You may also call to make an appointment to come to our office at 2101 Hurley Way Sacramento Ca 95825 (916)-876-6643.
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Towing Enforcement Detail

2101 Hurley Way
Sacramento, CA 95825
(916)-876-6641

Public hours:
8:00 am - 4:00 pm (closed 12:00 pm - 1:00pm for lunch)
Monday - Friday (except holidays)

Towing FAQs

* NOTE – A vehicle release request must be made in person by 3:30 pm to be processed the same day.

Towed Vehicle Search

Check to see if your vehicle has been towed by the Sacramento Sheriff’s Office by calling (916)-876-6641 (option 3 and then option 0), Monday thru Friday, between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm or by calling (916)-874-5115 after hours.

Mission Statement

The Towing Enforcement Detail staff ensures the compliance with Department of Justice and California Vehicle Code requirements.

All vehicles towed by the Sheriff's Office, with the exception of recovered stolen vehicles, require a release procedure which ensures the released vehicles are street legal and will be lawfully driven when they leave the tow yard.

Repossession Release

If your vehicle was repossessed by your finance company, a Repo Release may be obtained by the registered owner at the following locations with a $15.00 money order, a current driver's license and the license plate number. Please contact the Sheriff’s Division you wish to obtain a Repo Release from to ensure they are open.

Location Address Hours Phone
Towing Enforcement Detail 2101 Hurley Way M-F 9am-3:30pm (916)-876-6641
Sheriff's Central Division 7000 65th Street M-F 9am-5pm (916)-876-8300
Rancho Cordova Towing Enforcement Detail 2897 Kilgore Road M-F 9am-4pm (916) 876-7625

All offices are closed on holidays

Towed vehicle release

Vehicles towed by the Sheriff's Office require a release. If there is not an evidence hold or 30-day hold on your vehicle, the registered owner may obtain a release by bringing a copy of the current registration, a valid driver's license and $164.00, which can be paid with debit/credit card, or Money Order only. If the registered owner does not have a valid license they must bring a photo ID and someone with them that has a valid license. Without these documents, a release will not be processed. You will also have a bill for the tow and daily storage at the tow yard.

  • A vehicle release request must be made PRIOR to 3:30 pm to be processed the same day. Any vehicle release request made after 3:30 pm will be completed the following business day.

Registration requirements

Per CVC 22850.3 (a) - A vehicle release requires current registration. If your registration is incomplete, you may present a "report of deposit of fees" or "notice of incomplete registration" along with a Vehicle Moving permit (DMV form # REG172) or Temporary Operating Permit (DMV form # REG19).

Stolen Vehicles

If your vehicle was stolen and located by the Sacramento Sheriff's Office no additional paperwork is required. Go directly to the tow company that is storing your vehicle. If it is after business hours and you have your license plate number or VIN number you may call the Sheriff's Dispatch at (916)-874-5115 to find the location of your recovered stolen vehicle.

30 Day Holds

If your vehicle was towed for 14602.6 CVC (suspended or unlicensed driver), it has a 30 day hold. This means it must stay in impound for 30 days. A 30 day hold may be released early if the person driving the vehicle at the time it was towed corrects their driver's license status to valid through DMV. At that time or the end of the 30 day period the registered owner must go through the regular release process.

Registration requirements

A vehicle release requires current registration. If your registration is incomplete, you may present a "report of deposit of fees" or "notice of incomplete registration" along with a Vehicle Moving permit (DMV form # REG172) or Temporary Operating Permit (DMV form# REG19).

Post Storage Hearings

In accordance with the provisions of 22852 of the California Vehicle Code the registered owner or legal owner have the right to a hearing to determine the validity of the original tow. If you request a hearing, you must contact the Towing Enforcement office within ten days from the date of the tow. You may request the hearing in writing or by telephone. If you request a hearing it will be conducted via telephone within 48 hours from the date of your request not including weekends and holidays. If the registered owner or legal owner fails to request or attend a scheduled hearing, this shall satisfy the post-storage validity hearing requirement of CVC 22852.

Contact Us

Emergency

911

Non-Emergency

916-874-5115

TDD Non-Emergency

916-874-7128

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