Payment of Violations
Parking Violation Inquires
If you have a question regarding a violation please call 1-800-828-3551.
Payment for Parking Violations
Payments for parking violations can be made by credit card (Visa & Mastercard), check, or cash. Checks should be written to the City of Chico. Payments by credit card can be paid via the internet (click here to pay at P-Ticket.com) or by phone (1-800-828-3551). A $3.95 processing fee will be assessed to each violation paid by credit card. Cash payments can be paid at the City of Chico's Finance Department located at 411 Main Street (First Floor). Check payments can either be paid at the City of Chico's Finance Department or sent to the Office of Parking Violations -City of Chico at P.O. Box 11113, San Jose, CA, 95103-1113. Please note that only cash or check payments are accepted at the Finance Office front counter.
WARNING: Failure to pay a parking violation within 21 calendar days of issuance will result in a penalty increase of $46.00 and notification to the Department of Motor Vehicles to refuse registration of the vehicle until all penalties are paid.
Contesting a Parking Violation
You may contest a parking violation within 21 days of issuance by requesting an Administrative Review in writing to the Office of Parking Violations -City of Chico at P.O. Box 11113, San Jose, CA, 95103-1113, by telephone 1-800-828-3551, or in person at 411 Main Street, Chico, CA. The request must include your reasons for requesting an Administrative Review and all applicable documentation relating to the violation including copies of permits, registration, Disabled Person's Placard, and Disabled Person's Placard identification. The issuing officer will review the letter, and you will be notified by mail of the result of your Administrative Review.
If you are not satisfied with the result of the Administrative Review, you may further contest the violation by requesting an Administrative Hearing. You will be required to pay the violation amount, and if the Hearing Officer reverses the violation, then you will be issued a refund. You may request an Administrative Hearing in writing to the Office of Parking Violations -City of Chico at P.O. Box 11113, San Jose, CA, 95103-1113, by telephone 1-800-828-3551, or in person at 411 Main Street, Chico, CA.
If you are not satisfied with the result of your Administrative Hearing, California Vehicle Code Section 40230(a) allows for the ability to file a Civil Appeal with Butte County Superior Court. The violation must be paid and the Civil Appeal filed within 30 calendar days of the mailing of the results of your Administrative Hearing. Upon filing a Civil Appeal, you will be required to pay a filing fee to the court. If you are found not liable during the Civil Appeal process, any amount paid will be refunded, including the filing fee.