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How to Pay a Parking Citation
Parking citations may be paid by personal check, money order or credit card (convenience fee charged). Instructions for each option are listed below. To contest your parking citation, you must follow the Administrative Review Process.

Payment Options

1. Pay Citation by Check of Money Order:
To pay your citation with a personal check or money order. (no cash accepted). Mail the citation with the appropriate payment to:
City of Monterey Parking Enforcement Center
P.O. BOX 6010
Inglewood, CA 90312-6010
2. Pay Citation with Credit Card:
Citations may be paid with a credit card (Visa or MasterCard) through the internet. Click on the link below to pay your citation now. Please have your citation number or license plate number available. The City's citation processor uses EZPayCorp, which charges a convenience fee of $3.95 per transaction for citations less than $99.99. For citations equal to or greater that $100 the fee is 5% of the fine.
DISCLAIMER: Please note that by clicking on the link to pay your parking citation online, you are leaving the City of Monterey official website and entering a website maintained by a third party vendor for the City of Monterey.


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Contact Parking
Parking Division
340 Tyler Street
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone: (831) 646-3953
Fax: (831) 646-5651
Contact Form
HOURS:
Monday - Friday, 8AM to 5PM
except major holidays.
The City of Monterey follows the process as established by the State of California to contest a parking citation (CVC 40215). To contest a citation you must start with Level 1, Administrative Review. You MUST contest your citation within 21-calendar days of the date the citation was issued or 14-calendar days from the mailing of the Delinquent Parking Violation Notice.
Level 1 - Administrative Review
Level 2 - Administrative Hearing
Level 3 - Court Appeal
You must request an Administrative Review within 21-calendar days of receiving the citation or 14-calendar days from the mailing of the Delinquent Parking Violation Notice. The City of Monterey Parking Division conducts the initial review of your citation. You do not need to submit payment for the citation at this time.

You can request a review by mail, telephone or in person at the Parking Division Office. To request a review by mail, download the Administrative Review Form and mail it to:
City of Monterey
Parking Enforcement Center,
P.O. Box 6010
Inglewood, CA 90312-6010
The Administrative Review Form is also available at the Parking Division Office, 340 Tyler Street, Monterey.

To request Administrative Review information by telephone, please call the number provided on the face of your parking citation. 1-866-802-0049 Agency Code: 4006

You must indicate your reasons for requesting an Administrative Review and include copies of all supporting documentation (documentation will not be returned) relating to the citation, i.e., photographs, Disabled Placard, ID card, permit holder information, etc. Do not included payment for your violation.

Based on the written information / evidence you have provided, the Parking Division will determine if there is sufficient proof to rule that the violation did not occur or extenuating circumstances prevented you from complying.

If your citation is found to be “Not Valid” you will be sent written notification that the citation has been dismissed. Your citation will be cancelled and you do not need to take any further action.

If your citation is found to be “Valid” you will be sent written notification and you can accept the decision and pay the bail fee. If you are not satisfied with the results of the Administrative Review, you may request that a Administrative Hearing be scheduled with a Hearing Officer review your citation by returning the bottom portion of the letter notifying you of the result. State Law requires that you pay all fines owed on the citation before you can request an Administrative Hearing. If the Hearing Officer finds in your favor, you will be issued a refund.
If you are not satisfied with the results of the Administrative Review, you may request an Administrative Hearing either in person or by written declaration. You must request an Administrative Hearing within 21-calendar days of the date of the Administrative Review decision. After 21 days you are no longer entitled to an Administrative Hearing. You may request an Administrative Hearing in-person or by written declaration. By selecting a written declaration you need not be present for the Hearing.

State Law requires that you pay all fines owed on the citation before you can request an Administrative Hearing. If the Hearing Officer finds in your favor, you will be issued a refund. If for financial reasons you can not pay your bail, you may request a waiver of the penalty prior to an Administrative Hearing, For more information about inability to pay your citation click here.

After you request an Administrative Hearing, the Hearing Officer will be provided with a case folder which contains all information relevant to your citation, including:

  • A copy of the parking citation.
  • Any correspondence received by the City Monterey concerning the citation.
  • The results of any investigations conducted during the Initial Review process.
  • A complete computer record of all calls received and notices sent.

In-Person Hearing Proceedings

  • In-person hearings are scheduled once a month.
  • Please plan to arrive 10 minutes early to sign-in and allow time for unexpected travel delays.
  • You may bring any witnesses, records, or documents with you that are applicable to your case.
  • The contestant must provide any interpreters needed, including sign language.
  • Any additional documents, relating to the appeal of your citation must be submitted at the time of your hearing. No extensions will be granted to submit further documentation. Documentation will not be returned.
The Hearing Officer will review this information, and will also listen to your explanation of why the citation should be dismissed. You will be notified by mail of the Hearing Officer's determination. If the Hearing Officer determines you are not liable for the citation, you will be issued a refund. If the Hearing Officer determines you are liable, you may accept the decision and the bail paid will be applied to the citation or you may request an appeal with the Superior Court.

Written Declaration Hearing Proceedings

A Hearing Examiner will review your Written Declaration. When your hearing has been completed you will receive the decision by mail. If the Hearing Officer determines you are not liable for the citation, you will be issued a refund. If the Hearing Officer determines you are liable, you may accept the decision and the bail paid will be applied to the citation or you may request an appeal with the Superior Court.
Per California Vehicle Code 40230, if  you are found liable by the Hearing Officer and wish to continue contesting the citation, you may appeal the decision at Superior Court. You must request an appeal within 30-calendar days of mailing of the Hearing Officer's decision. You must file for the appeal in person at the Superior Court. There is a $25 filing fee per citation required by the Court, which will be refunded to you, if the judge rules in your favor. You will also need to present the written Administrative Hearing decision at the time the appeal is filed. The written Administrative Hearing decision is submitted as evidence for the court appeal.
Parking citation appeals may be filed at the address listed below:

The Superior Court of California, County of Monterey
Marina Division
3180 Del Monte Boulevard
Marina, CA 93933


Their hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

You may not skip the Administrative Review or Administrative Hearing and file immediately for a Superior Court ruling.
Section 21113(a) of the California Vehicle Code authorizes the City of Monterey to issue parking citations and establish penalty amounts. If you park illegally and receive a citation, read carefully and follow all instructions on the citation. Failure to submit payment within the required time may result in a penalty being added to the original fine and a hold being placed against your vehicle registration, or the vehicle may be towed.
Parking Citation Fines
Expired Meter 20-99 $35.00
Time Limit 20-79, 80 $35.00
Loading Zone 20-89, 90  $35.00
Parked Over Line 20-84, 90   $35.00
Failure to Pay Fee 20-112.2 $35.00
No Parking Zone 20-66 $100.00
Disabled Parking Zone   20-37.4 $285.00
All fines include a mandatory surcharge by the State of California of $12.50 per citation.