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.
Failure to respond to the citation within 21 days will result in:
If you have any questions regarding the process to contest a parking citation, you may contact the Parking Enforcement Detail at (916) 876-6642.
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 120 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 three (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:
You can submit the completed and signed application, signed terms and conditions page and proof of income to the following:
SSO Parking Enforcement
C/O Citation Processing Center
PO BOX 10479
Newport Beach, CA 92658-0479
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.
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.
* NOTE – A vehicle release request must be made in person by 3:30 pm to be processed the same day.
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.
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.
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.
|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
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.
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).
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.
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.
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).
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.