About Red Light Camera Citations

Citations issued by automated enforcement systems (red light cameras) are issued to the registered owner of the vehicle involved in the incident. The citations are issued by local law enforcement agencies and mailed to the address provided by DMV within 15 days of the incident. If you are the owner of the vehicle and were not driving at the time the citation was issued contact the law enforcement agency who issued your citation (See section below if you were not the driver.)

Date to Appear

When you receive your copy of the citation from the law enforcement agency it will include a date to appear in court or to pay the bail (fine) amount due.

You must appear or resolve your case by the date on your citation. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Carol Miller Justice Center is closed to the public and in-person appearances are not possible at this time. You may only appear via video conference (Zoom). Click HERE to speak with a clerk at the Virtual Public Counter to request a video conference appearance. You must have your case number and picture identification available. Alternatively, you may call (916) 875-7800. Assistance is available 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding court holidays.

Failure to appear or resolve your case will result in additional penalties being added to your fine.

To determine the bail amount (fine) to pay in order to close your case and not appear in court, click HERE to search for your citation online and view your options to resolve.

If you were not the driver

A picture of the person driving the vehicle at the time the citation was issued appears on the citation you receive from the law enforcement agency. If you were not the driver you must take action. Contact the agency who issued the citation or click HERE to obtain assistance from a clerk at the Virtual Public Counter on or before the due date listed at the bottom of the citation.Do not send payment to the court if you were not the driver. The agency will contact the court with the correct driver information. If you fail to contact the agency or do not appear on or before the date listed at the bottom of the citation, additional penalties will be added to your case and your driver's license will be suspended.

Photographic Information

If you would like to view the photographs or videos (if available) of the incident, please contact the agency who issued the citation:

California Highway Patrol, Red Light Camera Program
2101 Hurley Way
Sacramento, CA 95825
916-876-6643

With the citation number, license plate number, and the city code SCMTCA, you can view the violation video online - external link.

City of Elk Grove, Red Light Camera Program
8400 Laguna Palms Way
Elk Grove, CA 95758-8045
916-478-8161

With the citation number, license plate number, and the city code ELKGCA, you can view the violation video online - external link.

City of Citrus Heights, Red Light Camera Program
6315 Fountain Square Drive
Citrus Heights, CA 95621
916-727-5884

With the citation number, license plate number, and the city code CSHTCA, you can view the violation video online - external link.

City of Rancho Cordova, Red Light Camera Program
2897 Kilgore Road
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
916-875-9600

With the citation number, license plate number, and the city code RCPDCA, you can view the violation video online - external link.