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Payment Relief Plans

A Parking Citation Payment Relief Plan allows you to divide your parking penalty balance into manageable monthly payments and, when applicable, allows you to remove or prevent a DMV hold on your vehicle registration. Depending on your financial situation, you may apply for either a standard or a low-income plan. Review the details for each plan below, and email the Office of Citation Appeals Administration to request more information at

Standard Plan

  • You must have a minimum of $300 in unpaid parking penalties.
  • No initial payment is required unless Transportation Services immobilized your vehicle, in which case, you must pay the $250 boot fee plus two citations to secure the vehicle release.
  • You can receive up to six months to pay off all outstanding penalties with manageable monthly payments.

Low-Income Plan

  • You must submit this application within 60 days of citation issuance or within 10 days of a second level hearing determination.
  • You must meet one of these two criteria:
  1. Annual gross income (before taxes) must be at or below these levels:

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  1. Receiving public benefits from one or more of the following:
    • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or California Food Assistance Program (CFAP) and CALFresh
    • Supplementary Security Income (SSI) and State Supplementary Payment (SSP)
    • Cash Assistance Program for Aged, Blind, and Disabled legal immigrants (CAPI)
    • County Relief (CR), General Relief (GR), or General Assistance (GA)
    • In-home Supportive Services (IHSS)
    • Tribal TANF
    • CalWorks
    • Medi-CaL
  • No initial payment is required.
  • You receive a waiver for all delinquent fees.
  • Applicants who owe:
    • $500 or less pay a maximum of $25 per month.
    • More than $500 receive up to 24 months with manageable monthly installment payments to pay off outstanding penalties.