PARKING ENFORCEMENT

The Parking Enforcement Division works to improve the quality of life for our community by enforcing State and City vehicle regulations. Parking regulations help maintain traffic flow and enhance public safety, and they complement the City’s commitment to promote a safe environment for residents, businesses, and visitors.

PAYMENT OF PARKING CITATIONS 
Payments for parking citations are NOT ACCEPTED at City Hall. Payments are due within 21 days of the citation date. Please pay for your citation using one of the following three methods:

 

City of Lomita
c/o Citation Processing Center
P.O. Box 10479
Newport Beach, CA 92658-0479

 CORRECTABLE VIOLATIONS (“FIX-IT TICKETS”) – PROOF OF CORRECTION PROCEDURES
If you were issued a citation for violation of missing or improperly displayed license plates, or missing, expired or improperly displayed registration tabs, you must provide valid proof of correction with your citation or notice. Vehicle inspection and sign off of the “Certificate of Correction” for valid proof of correction may be obtained at Lomita City Hall or any police department. A copy of your registration will not be recognized as proof of correction.

Upon obtaining the proof of correction, mail it along with the $10 reduced violation fee to the City’s Parking Enforcement Center as stated above. This must be done within 21 calendar days from the citation issuance date or by the courtesy notice due date.

REQUEST FOR ADMINISTRATIVE APPEAL
Pursuant to California Vehicle Code Section 40215(a), you have 21 days from the violation date or 14 days from the mailing date of the delinquent notice of parking violation to submit a request for an administrative appeal. The owner or lessee of the vehicle may submit a written appeal online at the Citation Processing Center website or mail the appeal with any supporting documents (i.e. receipts, pictures, etc.) to the address noted above. If submitting your appeal via mail, please make sure to include your citation number. Your payment or appeal request must be received within 21 days of the citation date. Submitted documents will not be returned.

If you have questions regarding payment of your citation or submitting an Administrative Appeal, please call (800) 989-2058.

PAYMENT PLAN OPTIONS
Registered owners who cannot afford to pay for their citation have the option to enroll in one of two payment plans:

Indigent Payment Plan – For eligible registered owners or lessees, allows payment of unpaid parking fines and fees of up to $300 to be paid off in monthly installments of no more than $25. Term of the payment plan shall be no longer than 18 months. There is no prepayment penalty for paying off the balance prior to the payment period expiring. Upon enrollment, all late fees and penalties will be waived, exclusive of any state surcharges described in Sections 70372, 76000, and 76000.3 of the Government Code. Waived late fees and penalties may be reinstated if the person falls out of compliance with the payment plan. For more information, visit the Citation Processing Center website or call (800) 989-2058.

Standard Payment Plan – Registered owners or lessees who are not eligible for the Indigent Payment Plan may apply to enroll in a Standard Payment Plan. A one-time fee of $15 will be due at the time of enrollment. For more information, call (800) 989-2058.