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 40% of the total due, followed by two installments of 30% 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.


COVID-19 Parking Programs
Payment Relief Options for Eligible Motorists

The City of Los Angeles has long offered parking citation payment plans for low-income individuals and community service in lieu of payment for those experiencing homelessness. Recently, due to the economic impacts of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the City is expanding its range of relief programs for qualifying motorists of any income level. The programs allow citation amnesty and penalty waivers for eligible motorists. Beginning November 2, 2020, the City will also provide a $20 discount for specific violations, if paid within 48 hours from citation issuance. Highlights of each program are outlined below.

1. Parking Citation Amnesty Program

The citation amnesty program grants motorists a one-time opportunity to reduce late fees owed on parking citations over three (3) years old.

Rules and Conditions

  • The amnesty program ends on December 31, 2020.
  • Penalties are automatically reduced for citations three (3) years and older.
  • After December 31, 2020, the penalties for unpaid citations over three (3) years and older will be reinstated.
  • Citations paid in full during the amnesty period will be closed.
  • If a motorist is on an active payment plan and would like to join the amnesty program, please contact the Parking Violations Bureau and request for the payment plan to be cancelled and enroll in the amnesty program.
  • Participation in the program will still be considered if a pending initial review or adjudication hearing is active.
  • Citations enrolled in this program are not eligible for new initial review or hearing requests.

2. Unemployment Penalty Waiver Program

To help registered vehicle owners who lost their job during the COVID-19 pandemic, LADOT implemented a new Unemployment Penalty Waiver (UPW) that temporarily removes accrued parking citation penalties. The program is for eligible registered owners who can provide proof of unemployment benefits. Any DMV registration hold will also be temporarily removed.


  • Provide California Employment Development Department proof of unemployment dated on or after March 4, 2020.
  • Provide proof of current vehicle registration or deposit of fees.

Rules and Conditions

  • If full payment is not received prior to December 31, 2020, penalties that were previously accrued will be reinstated and further penalties, if applicable, could ensue.
  • Request for participation in the UPW will still be considered if a pending initial review or administrative hearing is active.
  • Citations enrolled in this program are not eligible for new initial review or adjudication hearing requests.

3. Early Pay LA Program

“Early Pay LA” is an incentive program intended to provide a discount to those who make
early citation payments during the (COVID-19) pandemic. Early Pay LA is for citations with eligible violations only and provides a $20 discount if the parking citation is paid within 48 hours from issuance date.

Rules and Conditions

  • This program is limited to eligible citations issued on or after November 2, 2020.
  • Eligible citations include violations for street sweeping, oversized vehicles, and preferential parking permit districts. The specific violations are:

80.69(b) – Parking Prohibited/ Street Cleaning
80.69.4 – Parking of Oversize Vehicles
22507(a) – Parking of Oversize Vehicles
80.54(h)1 – Overnight Parking without Permit
80.58(l) – Preferential Parking

  • Citations must be paid by phone by calling 866-561-9742, by web , or in-person at any of our four Public Service Center locations.
  • Payments that were mailed-in and received after the 48-hour cut-off are not eligible for this discount.
  • Excluded citations include Fleet Program accounts, drive-aways, and contested citations.