Traffic/Parking Citations

How do I contest a parking citation?
You may request an Administrative Review.
How much time do I have to contest a citation?
Payment or an administrative review is required within 21 days or further penalties will be assessed. If you fail to request a review or pay the citation as directed, vehicle registration will be withheld.
How do I obtain a copy of a citation?
You may obtain a copy by calling (831) 758-7363.  If no one is available to answer your call, please leave your name, phone number, and someone will return your call as soon as possible.
What information is needed to obtain a copy of a citation?

Parking Citation
• Vehicle Plate
• Vehicle Identification Number
• Ticket number, located on the top right corner
Traffic Violation
• Name and date of birth
• Date of Violation or Citation Number, located on the top right or bottom right corner
Where do I pay for my parking citation?

 City of Salinas Finance Department, located in City Hall, 200 Lincoln Ave.

What type of payment is accepted?

Cash, check, money orders are accepted, NO credit/debit cards

Question of the Day

Does the law say what kind of noise can be made at different times and in different places?
The Salinas Municipal Code  contains noise ordinances that regulate certain kinds of noise.

Generally, noise is divided into four "classes".

• Class A Noise is defined as noise created by equipment operated in the public interest or for emergency or safety purposes. Such equipment includes sirens, street sweepers, garbage trucks, chipper machines, etc. Class A noise is allowed at anytime.

• Class B Noise is defined as noise...

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