Parking Citation Payment Options
Parking Citations issued by the California Department of Parks and Recreation are managed through the Citation Processing Center.
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 92658-0479
- 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
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)
- 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.