Parking Enforcement

Report an Abandoned Car on a Public Street or Highway

 Operable and registered vehicles can be parked on the street for a maximum of 72 hours.  Inoperable vehicles will be towed.

To report call the Abandoned Vehicle hotline 510-620-6644

How do I pay or appeal a City of Richmond issued parking citation?

 The registered owner or lessee of the vehicle may pay or appeal in one of three ways:
1.     Online: You may pay online by visiting
2.     Mail to: City of Richmond,                                                 
 C/O Citation Collection Services

  P.O. Box 612320
                       San Jose, CA 95161-2320

                      DO NOT SEND CASH!  Enclose the notice of parking violation or include the citation number on your check,
                      cashier's check, or money order.

3.    Phone:       You may pay by telephone by calling 1(888) 730-7258 and follow the verbal directions.

4.    In Person:  Payments are also accepted at City Hall, 450 Civic Center Plaza, Cashier on the 2nd Floor Monday thru Friday from 8:30- am – 4:00 pm. 

How much are the parking violations?

                         Parking Penalty Amounts

 How do I park legally?
Helpful Tips to Park Legally
*** If you have any other questions, please contact the Parking Enforcement Unit 510-620-6644 or the Traffic Sergeant 510-621-1578