City Hall is open to the public again. Please note that the hours for Community Development and Finance are from 8:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and alternating Fridays (see calendar for Fridays the City is open).
Parking Enforcement enforces local and State laws related to illegally parked vehicles, vehicle code mechanical violations (fix-it tickets), and other vehicle violations including removal of abandoned vehicles on public property. Parking Enforcement also provides roadside assistance and traffic control.
Please note: all citations must be paid or appealed online through the City’s third-party Citation Processing Center. Pay or appeal your citation.
BEACH PARKING PASSES
2021-22 beach parking passes are now available for purchase. Passes may be obtained in-person at City Hall, or applications/payments may be submitted via U.S. mail or placed in the City’s utility payment drop box located at the exit of the City’s Pearl Street parking lot. Annual Beach Parking Permit Applications, Instructions and Current Fees may be obtained here. Proof of current registration for ALL vehicles is also required. If you do not have access to a printer, please call (805) 986-6522 to request an application be mailed to you. Due to current circumstances, the City is once again extending a grace period of one month (to July 31, 2021) to those who currently have a 2020-21 permit.
Please ensure your vehicles are not parked on the street the day of your designated street sweeping route, otherwise, you will be subject to a parking citation. Please contact (805) 986-6552 with any questions.
Citation Payment Plan Option - Indigent Persons
Effective July 1, 2018: Individuals who are indigent and can provide proof of indigency may request a payment plan.
Payment of unpaid parking fines and fees may be paid off in monthly installments of no more than twenty-five dollars ($25) for total amounts due that are three hundred dollars ($300) or less. However, unpaid parking fines and fees shall be paid off within eighteen (18) months. There shall be no prepayment penalty for paying off the balance prior to the payment period expiring.
If an indigent person enrolls in the payment plan, all late fees and penalty assessments, exclusive of any state surcharges described in Sections 70372, 76000, and 76000.3 of the Government Code, will be waived. However, the charges may be reinstated if the person falls out of compliance with the payment plan.
The processing fee to participate in a payment plan is five ($5) upon proof of indigency, which will be added to the first installment due.
A person is "indigent" if any of the following conditions are met:
- The person receives public benefits from any of the programs listed in subdivision (a) of Section 68632 of the Government Code.
- The person meets the income criteria set forth in subdivision (b) of Section 68632 of the Government Code.
Government Code Section 68632
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
- California Work Opportunity (CalWorks)
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps)
- County Relief, General Relief (GR) or General Assistance (GA)
- Cash Assistance Program for Aged, Blind and Disabled Legal Immigrants
- In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS)
An applicant whose monthly income is 125% or less of the current poverty guidelines updated periodically in the Federal Register by the United States Department of Health and Human Services.
The person may demonstrate that he or she is indigent by providing either of the following information, as applicable:
- Proof of income from a pay stub or another form of proof of earnings, such as a bank statement, that shows that the individual meets the income criteria set forth in subdivision (b) of Section 68632 of the Government Code, subject to review and approval by the processing agency or its designee. The processing agency or its designee shall not unreasonably withhold its approval.
- Proof of receipt of benefits under the programs described in subdivision (a) of Section 68632 of the Government Code, subject to review and approval by the processing agency. Proof of receipt will consist of a copy of the most recent Verification of Benefits Form, Notice of Action (Approval) Letter or Award Letter. The processing agency or its designee shall not unreasonably withhold its approval.
If a person has no income or does not receive Public Assistance, a copy of his/her annual earnings from the Social Security Department is required for proof.
If a person’s indigent status is found to have been willfully fraudulent, his or her fines and fees reduction shall be overturned and the full amount of fines and fees shall be restored.
If you meet the status of an indigent person and would like to request a payment plan, please contact Citation Processing Center or by calling 800-989-2058.