- Parking Citations
- Mandatory Appearance
- Notice to Correct
- Driving Under the Influence (D.U.I.)
- Resetting a Court Date
- Law Enforcement Agency
The Traffic Division does not handle parking citations. To pay or contest your parking citation, you must contact the citing Law Enforcement Agency.
City of Sacramento - Parking Division - external link
and California Highway Patrol
915 I Street, Room 1214
Sacramento, CA 95814
Sacramento County Sheriff's Department - Parking Division - external link (Scroll down the page to see parking citation information).
2101 Hurley Way
Sacramento, CA 95825
Los Rios Community College - Parking - external link
P.O. Box 2730
Huntington Beach, CA 92647-2730
Parking Enforcement Center C.S.U.S. - external link
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819-6076
University of California Davis Medical Center - external link
Parking and Transportation Service
4800 2nd Ave., Suite 1100
Sacramento, CA 95817
Appealing Your Parking Decision
If you disagree with the final decision made by the Parking Division, you have the right to an appeal. You may obtain additional information in person at the Traffic Public Counter or by clicking HERE to speak with a clerk at the Traffic Virtual Public Counter. You must have your administrative review decision and picture identification available. Assistance is available Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., excluding court holidays). Alternatively, you may call (916) 669-5712. Phone assistance is available Monday - Friday 4:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., reduced hours on some holidays.
You may have been cited for a violation which requires you to appear in court. You have the option to appear in person or by video conference via Zoom ON OR BEFORE the date noted on your citation. Arraignment hearings are held Monday – Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. or between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. To appear in person, report to the Carol Miller Justice Center Traffic Self-Service Kiosk in Room 100 to check in for court. To appear by video conference, click HERE to check-in for court with a clerk at the Traffic Virtual Public Counter. Assistance is available Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., excluding court holidays).
Please have your case number and picture identification available.
If proof is also required, you must have your proof available during your hearing.
Note: Mandatory appearance citations cannot be paid without appearing in court. A failure to appear may result in a warrant being issued for your arrest.
Notice to Correct (CHP 281)
The California Highway Patrol issued this citation for certain types of correctable violations. You are required to submit proof of correction(s) directly to the California Highway Patrol - external link within 30 days. Failure to comply will result in the citation being referred to the court, and further penalties may apply.
If you were involved in an accident, the Law Enforcement Agency (L.E.A.) determines whether a citation will be issued as a result of their investigation. If the L.E.A. determines a citation is to be issued, you should receive a written notice from them or the District Attorney's Office (D.A.). If you do not receive a notice within 30 days from the date of your accident, you may contact the investigating agency for further information.
To obtain a copy of an accident report, contact the investigating law enforcement agency.
Driving Under the Influence (D.U.I.)
Driving Under the Influence (D.U.I) cases are handled at the Gordon D. Schaber Sacramento County Courthouse, downtown Sacramento. Some other alcohol-related charges may be handled at the Carol Miller Justice Center. If you are in any doubt as to the date, time, or location of your appearance, please appear in person at the Traffic Public Counter or at the Traffic Virtual Public Counter by clicking HERE. Assistance is available Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., excluding court holidays. Alternatively, you may call (916) 669-5712. Phone assistance is available Monday – Friday 4:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., reduced hours on some holidays.
Resetting a Court Date
Court dates are not rescheduled. The law enforcement agency will give you a court date at the time the citation is issued and the date should be listed at the bottom of the citation. You must contact the Traffic Virtual Public Counter or appear at the Traffic Public Counter to request to appear in court or resolve your case on or before the due date.
WARNING: Failure to pay or appear may result in your bail being increased, a Civil Assessment being imposed, a hold being placed on your driver's license, and/or a warrant being issued for your arrest. In addition, the court will deem your failure to appear as an election to proceed with a Trial by Written Declaration pursuant to Vehicle Code section 40903 - external link.
Law Enforcement Agency
Court Appearance - The officer(s) will not be present at the arraignment (date at the bottom of your citation). If you plead not guilty and a court trial is set, the issuing officer(s) will be subpoenaed to appear at the trial.
Complaints - The court has no jurisdiction over the law enforcement officer(s). You must contact the officer's agency to file a complaint. Links for various agencies are listed below:
- Sacramento Police Department - external link
- Sacramento Sheriff's Department - external link
- California Highway Patrol - external link
- Citrus Heights Police Department - external link
- Elk Grove Police Department - external link
- Regional Transit Police - external link
- Rancho Cordova Police - external link