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You may contest your citation within 21 days from the date the citation was issued. You can do so on-line, by mail; or deliver your appeal to City Hall Annex. for more information on how to contest a parking citation, please visit our Contest a Citation page.
If you have been charged with a parking violation(s) and you did not own the vehicle on the date indicated on the citation, please follow the instructions below.
If all of the information in the Release of Liability is completed and returned, verification will be obtained from the DMV, for California vehicles, to ensure that the registered owner has complied with CVC Section 5602 (i.e. submitted a valid Release of Liability to the DMV). If subsequent verification is received from the DMV, the registered owner listed on the notice will be relieved of liability.
The Release of Liability form to comply with Section 5602 can be found here or, alternatively, the Release of Liability information may be submitted online.
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No. Parking citations cannot be cancelled due to financial hardship or inability to pay.Additional penalties will be imposed if your ticket is not paid within the prescribed time, and a hold may be placed on the registration of your vehicle. In addition, your delinquent citation may be referred to an outside collection agency for collection proceedings against you.The City of Santa Rosa does offer payment plans which allow qualified individuals to spread their repayment over several months. More information is available on the City’s Payment Plan webpage.
No. Parking citations are not criminal offenses. Therefore, community service cannot be performed in lieu of paying your citation.
If you are experiencing financial hardship, the City of Santa Rosa does offer payment plans which allow qualified individuals to spread their repayment over several months. More information is available on the City’s Payment Plan webpage.
No. We do not offer payment extensions.
The City of Santa Rosa does offer payment plans which allow qualified individuals to spread their repayment over several months. More information is available on the City’s Payment Plan webpage.
Yes you can. There are two types of payment plans, the low income payment plan and the standard payment plan. For more information on the two payment plans please refer the payment plan webpage.
It can take several days or longer from the date you paid your ticket before the DMV records will reflect the payment. If you need to obtain your vehicle registration right away, please call 855-532-3275 for further guidance.
Yes. The fine amount must be paid in order to proceed to the next level of appeals. For more information, contact the Parking Department at 855-532-3275.
There is an application to waive the parking fee for those individuals of limited income who qualify pursuant to California Vehicle Code 40215(b). You may obtain the form at 90 Santa Rosa Ave, calling 855-532-3275, or visiting https://www.pticket.com/SANTAROS/contesting_info.html