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To pay for a parking citation, you may search by Citation number or Notice number. Your citation number is located on the original ticket or on the Notice of Parking Citation. To search by Citation number, you will need both Citation number and time of violation. If you have a handwritten citation with 7 digits, please proceed the citation number with 00. To search by Notice Number, you will need the Notice number (located on Notice of Parking Citation) and the 5-digit Zip Code.

LATE PAYMENT INFORMATION:

A payment received in our office after the due date will cause a late penalty to be added. Postmarks WILL NOT be honored. Failure to clear a citation by payment may result in a hold on your vehicle registration with the Department of Motor Vehicles and will incur a penalty in addition to the above amount. Furthermore, the registered owner may be subject to a civil judgment as well as intercept of your State Income Tax.

What if I do not have my citation number?

If you do not have your citation number, call the City of Long Beach Parking Citations at (562)570-6822. Have your license plate number or the Registered Owner’s name available.

How much is the processing fee?

The processing fee is $1.59 per citation, charged by the 3rd party vendor. The City of Long Beach does not receive this money.

How long does it take for my payment to reflect in your system?

The citation is updated with your payment as soon as you successfully complete your transaction (The receipt page contains the transaction number). If you believe the payment did not complete successfully, DO NOT ATTEMPT THE SAME PAYMENT. This is to ensure you do not submit a duplicate payment. Contact Customer Service at (562)570-6822 for assistance.

HOW DO I CONTEST A CITATION?

Common Reasons that DO NOT Support Dismissing Citation:

  • I have no money to pay.
  • I never received a citation before.
  • I did not know I could not park there.

Initial Review- To Contest a Citation at the First Level (California Vehicle Code 40215.(a).

If you wish to contest a parking citation, you must request a review within 21 days of the issuance date. You may click the “Contest Citation” button to submit your request. Up to three (3) documents may be attached for review.

You may also appeal the citation:

By Mail:

Parking Citations
PO Box 22766
Long Beach, CA 90801

In Person:

City of Long Beach City Hall
333 West Ocean Blvd, Lobby Level
Long Beach, CA 90802

When contesting, you must indicate the reason(s) for requesting an Administrative Review and include copies of all supporting documents (documents will not be returned) relating to the citation, i.e., photographs, permit holder information, witness statements, etc. The Administrative Review process must be followed in order to contest a parking citation.

There are 2 options to dispute a Handicap Citation.

#1- Contest the citiation (CVC 40215) within 21 days of the citation date or 14 days from the mailing of notice of delinquent parking violation.

-OR-

#2 In lieu of contest, remit a $25 Failure to Display Placard: Adminstrative Charge (CVC 40226) to process cancellation of a citation in any case where the individual who received the citation can show proof that he or she had been issued a vaild placard at the time the citation was received. The request must include a signed statement by the placard owner that he/she was present at the time of citation issuance, a copy of the placard, and a copy of placard owner’s photo indentification.

Administrative Hearing-To Contest a Citation at the Second Level (CVC 40215.(b).

If the citation has been reviewed and you are not satisfied with the results, you may request an Administrative Hearing. You will be required to pay the full amount of the parking citation and a $25.00 Administrative Hearing fee by the due date on the Upheld notice. The Hearing request may be made by internet, mail or in person and must be requested by the due date on your notice. The request must indicate whether you are requesting a hearing in person or by mail. If you request the hearing in person, you will be notified of the date and time of the hearing and you must appear at that time. If you request a hearing by written declaration, you may submit additional documents prior to the hearing for consideration by the hearing officer. You will be notified by mail of the decision by the hearing officer. If you are not satisfied with this decision you have the right to file an appeal in Superior Court.

Superior Court- To contest a Citation at the Third Level (CVC 40230.(a).

40230.(a)Within 30 calendar days after the mailing or personal delivery of the final decision described in subdivision (b) of Section 40215, the contestant may seek review by filing an appeal to be heard by the municipal court, or by the superior court in a county in which there is no municipal court, where the same shall be heard de novo, except that the contents of the processing agency's file in the case shall be received in evidence. A copy of the notice of parking violation or, if the citation was issued electronically, a true and correct abstract containing the information set forth in the notice of parking violation shall be admitted into evidence as prima facie evidence of the facts stated therein. A copy of the notice of appeal shall be served in person or by first-class mail upon the processing agency by the contestant. For purposes of computing the 30-calendar-day period, Section 1013 of the Code of Civil Procedure shall be applicable. A proceeding under this subdivision is a limited civil case.