Parking Citation Fines

Parking fines may be paid on line, via mail or in person at City Hall.

To pay or inquire about your citation:

By Telephone
  • (800) 418-4110
  • City of Riverside
    P.O. Box 3808
    Tustin, CA 92781-3808
In Person
  • City Hall
    3900 Main Street
    Riverside, CA 92522
    4th Floor Parking Services

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Contest a Parking Citation

citation on windshield Contest a Parking Citation
If you wish to contest a parking citation, please submit your appeal electronically by clicking HERE. For instructions on how to appeal your ticket electronically, click HERE.

The Parking Fine Contest Form is still available if you prefer to contest a parking citation in person or by mail.

What happens after I contest?
  • Your citation is placed on hold while it goes through the Administrative Review process. The review process takes about two to three weeks and the results are mailed notifying you that the citation was either upheld or dismissed. If the citation is upheld additional information is provided for you to request an Administrative Hearing should you want to continue contesting your citation. Administrative Hearings are held once a month at City Hall.
What do I send in with my contest form?
  • Include your written statement along with the original citation or a copy if that is all you have. Pictures can also be submitted to support your appeal.

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Time Frames and Extensions

How long do I have to pay my citation?
Can I request an extension on my citation?
Extensions may be granted on a case-by-case basis and are more commonly issued for correctable citations such as Expired Registration, Tab Missing, or License Plate Missing. Applicable laws apply to all parking citations.

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Frequently Asked Questions

I have lost my parking citation, how do I pay without my citation number?

If the citation was issued by the City of Riverside, we can look up your citation information with the license plate number, the VIN number, or the registered owner’s name. You can call us at (951) 826-5620.

I received a parking citation but no longer own the vehicle, am I still responsible for the parking citation?

Yes, if you were the registered owner at the time the vehicle was cited, you are responsible. If you can provide proof of your release of liability that is filed with DMV, the citation will be removed and changed over to the new registered owner.

What are the rules about parking on street sweeping days?

Please visit the street sweeping website for details.

My car broke down and I cannot move it, will I still receive a citation on street sweeping day?

If you are in the designated No Parking on Street Sweeping area, yes the vehicle is subject to a citation and should be moved as quickly as possible.

Who can I speak to about my citation?

You can call Parking Services at (951) 826-5620 to address any questions about your parking citation.

You can also submit in writing your statement indicating why you believe the citation was issued in error by following the instructions on the back of your citation.

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General Information
3900 Main St. 4th Floor
Riverside, CA 92522

Phone: (951) 826-5311

Mon - Fri 7:30am - 5:30pm
Closed on Weekends and Major Holidays
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