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

What can I do if I see a car parked in my neighborhood which I think may be abandoned?

The City of Salinas has people specifically designated to handle abandoned vehicles and long-term parking problems. These problems are generally handled on a complaint basis. The abandoned vehicle office hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. The phone number, day or night, is (831) 758-7316.

The following information will help you determine whether or not a vehicle has been abandoned or is a long-term parking problem:

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