to Pay

Payment can be made online, via PayTix, in-person, by phone, or by mail.

Visa and MasterCard are accepted with a $2.00 processing fee for each transaction made via web, phone and app.

If payment is not received on or before the due date as required by the California Vehicle Code section 40309, late penalty fees and additional sanctions will be assessed.

Per California Vehicle Code section 4159, you are required by law to provide the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) with a current mailing address within ten days of a change in address. If you do not notify the DMV of this change of address, you will be held responsible for any late fees added to your citation.

Per California Vehicle Code section 40204, you will not be able to contest your citation if you pay your citation without requesting an Initial Review within the statutory time limit.


Pay a parking citation online.

By App

Click here to be taken to the LADOT app payment portal:


By Phone

(8am – 5pm Monday – Friday)

(866) 561-9742

(213) 623-7046 TTY

Make a credit card payment 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Simply select the credit card payment option from our automated voice response system and follow the instructions given. A $2.00 convenience fee will be added to each transaction.

In Person

(4 Locations)

   Downtown – 312 W 2nd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

   Mid-Wilshire – 3333 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 3337, Los Angeles, CA 90010

   Van Nuys – 6309 Van Nuys Blvd., Suite 103, Van Nuys, CA 91401

   West Los Angeles – 1575 Westwood Blvd., Suite 100B, Los Angeles, CA 90024


At these locations, motorists may make payments with cash, checks, money orders, cashier’s checks, or credit/debit cards for parking citations.

By Mail

You can pay a citation by writing to the following address:

Parking Violations Bureau

P.O. Box 30247

Los Angeles, CA 90030

The Parking Violations Bureau accepts mail-in payments by check, money order, and cashier’s check. Payment must be made in U.S. currency. Please include your citation number(s) on your check, money order, or cashier’s check. DO NOT send cash or credit card numbers through the mail. If payment is not received on or before the due date as required by California Vehicle Code section 40309, late penalty fees and additional sanctions will be assessed.

Plan (IPP)

Can’t Afford to Pay a Citation? Request an Installment Payment Plan (IPP):

IPP’s are available for citizens whose financial situation qualifies them as a very low-income household, using guidelines established by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. This IPP does NOT cancel your fine. Once approved it simply allows the total amount due to be paid in installments over a 3-month period (a first installment of 60% of the total due, followed by two installments of 20% of the total).

You will be required to provide detailed income information as part of your IPP request. The Parking Violations Bureau will consider all forms of income, while determining your eligibility for an IPP.

Request an IPP by phone:
(866) 561-9742

Or complete an IPP form and mail to:
Parking Violations Bureau
P.O. Box 30420
Los Angeles, CA 90030


The City of Los Angeles’s Community Assistance Parking Program (CAPP) was created to assist homeless individuals with open or unpaid parking citations, by allowing him/her to pay in the form of community service.

For More Information Click Here.