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Frequently Asked Questions

 

Q: Who Do I Contact With Questions On a Parking Citation?

A: For questions regarding a parking citation issued within the City of Santa Clarita:

  • By phone: (800) 989-2058

 


 

Q: How Do I Appeal a Parking Citation?

A: Submit a written appeal online, or mail your appeal with supporting documentation, such as pictures, drawings, etc. detailing the appeal, to the address noted below within 21 days of the citation's issue date. Send all letters and documentation to:

City of Santa Clarita
P.O. Box 2730
Huntington Beach, CA 92647-2730

The "penalty clock" stops until the citation is reviewed. There will be no additional penalties assessed during the review period. No appeals will be accepted after the citation becomes delinquent, and you will be required to pay the full fine amount and a delinquent fee of $15.

 


 

Q: Was My Parking Citations Issued Inside The City of Santa Clarita?

A: If unsure whether your parking citation was issued within the City, you can view a copy of the City's Parking Citation or the L.A. County Parking Citation.

For parking citations issued outside the City of Santa Clarita, please contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Parking Enforcement Detail:

  • By phone: (213) 629-3919 or (800) 782-3868
  • By mail:

    Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
    Parking Enforcement Detail
    P.O. Box 30629
    Los Angeles, CA 90030-0629.

 


 

Q: How Can I Pay For a Parking Citation?

A: For City of Santa Clarita Parking Citations:

By mail:

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

Online: (please have your parking citation available)

Pay Online

We are sorry, we do not accept payments for citations issued outside City limits. See above, "Who Do I Contact With Questions On a Parking Citation?" for information regarding County of Los Angeles citations.

 


 

Q: What Happens If My Payment Is Late?

A: If the citation is NOT paid by the due date, the full fine amount and a delinquent fee of $15 shall be placed on your vehicle's registration records with the Department of Motor Vehicles.

  • The vehicle may not be registered until the citation has been paid in full.
  • Your income tax refund could be withheld to pay outstanding parking citations.
  • A delinquent citation can be paid at:
    • Department of Motor Vehicles
    • Automobile Club of Southern California (A delinquent citation payment will be accepted only if the fine has been added to DMV Registration Fees. Current membership required)
    • The City of Santa Clarita - see above, "How Can I Pay For a Parking Citation?"

 


 

Q: How Do I Appeal a Parking Citation?

A: Submit a written appeal online, or mail your appeal with supporting documentation, such as pictures, drawings, etc. detailing the appeal, to the address noted below within 21 days of the citation's issue date.

Send all letters and documentation to:

City of Santa Clarita
P.O. Box 2730
Huntington Beach, CA 92647-2730

The "penalty clock" stops until the citation is reviewed. There will be no additional penalties assessed during the review period.

No appeals will be accepted after the citation becomes delinquent, and you will be required to pay the full fine amount and a delinquent fee of $15.

 


 

Q: What Happens After I Appeal a Parking Citation?

A: The citation will be reviewed and a field investigation will be done, if required.

  • You will be notified of the citation's status by mail at the vehicles registered address.
  • The citation will be found either "Liable" or "Not Liable".
  • If the citation is found "Liable", you must pay the fine amount due.
  • If the citation is found "Not Liable", no further action is required. If payment has been made, a refund will be processed.
  • If the citation is found "Liable" and you wish to appeal further, an Administrative Hearing (below) may be requested.

 


 

Q: What is an Administrative Hearing?

A: An Administrative Hearing is an opportunity to have your appeal reviewed by an independent Hearing Officer.

  • Hearings are held every other Tuesday starting at 9:00am.
  • To request an Administrative Hearing:
    • Return by mail, the "Result of Administrative Review Notice", along with the full fine amount, within 21 days of the date on the notice to:

      City of Santa Clarita
      P.O. Box 10479
      Newport Beach, CA 92658-0478

  • The Hearing Officer's ruling will be mailed within 7 days.
  • No hearing requests will be accepted after 21 days, and you will be required to pay the full fine amount and a delinquent fee of $15.

 


 

Q: Can I Appeal a Parking Citation in Superior Court?

A: Yes, but only after the citation has been found "Liable" through the Administrative Review and Administrative Hearing processes.

  • File the Notice of Appeal - Parking form, along with a $25 filing fee at Santa Clarita Superior Court-Civil Claims Division, within 30 days of the date on the notice that is mailed to you following the Administrative Hearing.
  • If the "Liable" ruling is overturned, the City will refund the $25 filing fee and all fine amounts paid.
  • Santa Clarita Superior Court is located in the County Civic Center, behind the Sheriff's Department at:

    Santa Clarita Superior Court-Civil Claims Division
    23747 Valencia Blvd.
    Santa Clarita, CA 91355
    (661) 253-7312.