Can I be arrested for my unpaid parking citation?
No. Parking citations are not criminal offenses in the State of California. However, significant late fees will be applied, and a Department of Motor Vehicles hold may be placed on your vehicle registration.

If a hold is placed on the registration, you will be unable to register your vehicle until all of your outstanding parking citations are paid in full. In addition, your delinquent unpaid parking citations may be referred to an outside collection agency for collection proceedings against you.

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1. How do I contest my citation?
2. My car was sold. Why do I continue to receive parking citations when I no longer own the vehicle?
3. I received a notice that a citation was issued to my vehicle, but I have not visited the City of Santa Rosa. How do I clear the citation?
4. I wanted to contest my parking citation but was informed that it was too late. Can I appeal, and if so, who can I make an appeal to?
5. I cannot afford to pay my parking citation. Can you cancel it?
6. Can I perform community service instead of paying for my parking ticket?
7. Can I get an extension on the payment of my parking citation?
8. Can I request a payment plan for my citation(s)?
9. Can I be arrested for my unpaid parking citation?
10. Can my vehicle be towed for my unpaid parking citation?
11. I paid my citation late and was told that the penalty could not be waived. Can I appeal?
12. Where does the City of Santa Rosa obtain vehicle registered owner information?
13. I have paid my parking citation but when I went to renew my vehicle registration, I was told that my ticket was still unpaid. What can I do?
14. I have contested the citation and I do not agree with the decision. Is there anything I can do?
15. Do I have to pay the fine amount in order to appeal the valid decision?
16. What if I do not have the money to appeal the citation to the next level?