Traffic/Parking Citations

How do I contest a parking citation?

You may request an Administrative Review by downloading and completing the Parking Violation Dispute form here.

How much time do I have to contest a citation?

Payment or an administrative review is required within 21 days or further penalties will be assessed. If you fail to request a review or pay the citation as directed, vehicle registration will be withheld.

How do I obtain a copy of a citation?

You may obtain a copy by calling (831) 758-7349.  If no one is available to answer your call, please leave your name, phone number, and someone will return your call as soon as possible.

What information is needed to obtain a copy of a citation?

• Name and Date of Birth

• Date of Violation

• Vehicle Plate or Vehicle Identification Number

• Citation number, located on your paperwork

Payment Options:

Pay online at

Pay by mail by sending the proper amount of penalty. Check and/or money order is accepted. Do not send cash. Enclose the notice of parking violation with your payment and/or proof of correction(s). Write your citation number on your payment.

Mail to:
City of Salinas
Citation Processing Center
P.O. Box 10479
Newport Beach, CA 92658-5016