How to Pay or Contest a Parking Ticket

Parking restrictions are necessary to properly manage and maximize public benefit from the City's on-street parking resources and support the diverse needs of the City's on-street parking users and stakeholders. Parking citations/tickets are issued to improve compliance with these restrictions.

To Pay:

The City of Santa Monica accepts payment of parking citations online using Visa, Mastercard or American Express.
Click here to pay by credit card online

To Contest:

You may request your initial review by filling out a simple online form.
Request a Review Now

Photos or other supporting documentation that you wish to include as part of your Initial Review submission can be uploaded as part your online request.

To Pay:

West Los Angeles Service Center
1575 Westwood Blvd, Suite 100B
Los Angeles, CA 90024 
Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m to 5:00 pm (except holidays)
Cash and checks only accepted at this location


City of Santa Monica Parking Operations
1444 4th Street 
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Monday through Thursday, 8:30 to 11:30 am and 1:00 to 4:00 pm. 
Cash, checks and all major credit card payments are accepted at this location

To Contest:

You can visit and request an Initial Review at the following address Monday to Friday from 9am-5pm:
West Los Angeles Service Center
1575 Westwood Blvd., Suite 100B
Los Angeles, CA 90024

To Pay or Contest:

You can request an Initial Review or pay a citation by calling the telephone number below between the hours of 8am and 5pm, Monday through Friday:
1 (800) 214 - 1526 (Calling within the United States)
1-213-689-8423 (Calling from outside the United States, long distance charges apply)

The Initial Review will be recorded via telephone by the Customer Service Representative (CSR).

To Pay:

City of Santa Monica
PO Box 515213
Los Angeles, CA 90051-6513

To Contest:

You may wish to select this option if you have supporting documentation you would like to present, such as proof of current registration, photographs, or change of vehicle ownership information. You can request an Initial Review by writing to the following address:
City of Santa Monica
P.O. Box 515214
Los Angeles, CA 90051-6514

Write a letter to the above address explaining why you believe that the citation was issued in error. Include any documentation which may support your claim. Sent copies of documentation will not be returned. Once your letter is received, an Initial Review will be conducted by the City.

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