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Parking Citation Fees Double for Most Violations

The increase took effect July 1 and will allow cities to recover most of its cost.

Parking Citation Fees Double for Most Violations

Parking tickets have gotten a whole lot more expensive, as of July 1.

Fines for designated parking prohibitions and restrictions have increased to $26. Previously, 19 of the parking citations cost $13, and two citations had fines of $16 and $18 – Parking in Two Spaces and Not Parking in Marked Spaces, respectively.

The increase is expected to allow cities to recover most of the cost associated with issuing each citation.

The State of California levies a total of $12.50 in fees and assessments for each citation. The State's assessments include: courthouse construction ($2.50); criminal justice facility ($2.50); ICNF court construction ($3); court construction ($1.50); and the Trial Court Trust Fund ($3). Cities also pay a citation processing fee of $1.48. Meanwhile, the city’s labor cost for processing each citation is approximately $13.60.

The increased fines will apply to the following violations:

  • No Parking 3 a.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Posted No Stopping
  • Improper Curb Parking
  • Repairing Vehicle in Street
  • No Parking on Apron
  • Expired Registration
  • Angle Parking
  • Perpendicular Driveway Parking
  • Blocking Street
  • No Front License Plate
  • Parked on Lawn/Unpaved
  • Bus Zone
  • Parking Hazard; Blocking Driveway
  • Parking on Parkway
  • Unloading Only
  • Loading Zone
  • Restricted Parking 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Parking on Unapproved Surface
  • Parking in Two Spaces
  • Not Parked in Marked Space

The City’s of Cerritos and Artesia issue parking citations to uphold the law and improve community safety.

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