Parking Citation Payment Options

Parking Citations issued by the California Department of Parks and Recreation are managed through a contract with Data Ticket, Inc.

Citation payment or contestation is handled at www.citationprocessingcenter.com.

California State Parks certainly recognizes that it is never pleasant to receive a parking citation, and we hope that the following information assists in handling your citation:

  • Pay by Mail
    To pay by mail, make a personal check, money order or cashier's check made payable to: the California Department of Parks and Recreation for the amount indicated. Write the citation issue number and license plate number on the front of the check or money order. Enclose the citation with the check or money order.

    California Department of Parks and Recreation
    Citation Processing Center
    P.O. Box 10479
    NEWPORT BEACH, CA 92658-7275

  • Pay by Phone
    Call (toll-free) (800) 989-2058.
    Payments can also be made using VISA, MasterCard, Discover or AMEX 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • Pay Online
    Visit www.citationprocessingcenter.com
    Payments can also be made using VISA, MasterCard, Discover, or AMEX 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • Payment Plan Options (California State Legislature AB 503, AB 2544)
    Available to registered owners who participate in one of the programs below.
    • In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS)
    • Food Stamps
    • General Relief (GR), County Relief, or General Assistance (GA)
    • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
    • Medi-Cal
    • California Work Opportunity (CalWORKS)

See other conditions for acceptance under California Government Code 68632

Proof of participation will be required. A one-time $5 fee will be applied.
To submit a financial condition payment plan request, please visit www.citationprocessingcenter.com.