Parking Citations

Parking citations must be paid or contested within 21 calendar days of issuance. Failure to pay the fine within the allotted 21 days will result in additional penalties and/or DMV delay of your vehicle registration until penalties are paid. Unregistered vehicles or vehicles with over five outstanding parking citations may be impounded, per 22651(i)(1) CVC. All fines are the responsibility of the registered vehicle owner.

Payment Options


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Payments and inquires can be made by calling (800) 989-2058.


Port of San Diego
C/O Citation Processing Center
P.O. Box 10479
Newport Beach, CA 92658-0479

*Please be sure to include the citation number on your payment, the notice of parking citation and/or proof of correction(s) with your check or money order payable to:  PORT OF SAN DIEGO.

Please Do Not Send Cash! 

*There is a $25.00 service charge for returned checks.

Appeal Citations:

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Parking citations/tickets are not criminal offenses. They are civil penalties that are the joint liabilities of both the owner and operator of the vehicle. Once a citation is issued, it is up to the driver or owner to respond to the facts presented on the citation. There are three (3) levels of appeal/review:

*Each step in the appeal/review process must be taken in order and initiated within strict timeframes. No step can be skipped in favor of jumping to another step.

Disabled Persons Parking Placard:  

If violation resulted because a valid Disabled Persons Parking Placard was not displayed, within 21 days you must either remit full payment or a $10 processing fee per violation and provide a copy of vehicle registration and placard ID card (valid on citation date).  If not the placard holder, then also include a signed letter from the placard holder indicating they were being transported at the time of violation and a copy of the placard holder’s license and photo ID.

Correctable Violations:  

CVC Sections 4000(A)(1), 5200 and 5204(A) require evidence of violation correction or proof of valid registration.  Evidence of correction may be obtained at any police agency which provides such service.  If corrected, bail on these violations is reduced to $10 per corrected violation, valid proof of each correction and $10 per corrected violation must be received within 21 days of the citation date or penalties will accrue.

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