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 the following ways:

  1. Online at
  2. By telephone at 1-800-969-6158
  3. By mail at:

    City of Richmond
    C/O Citation Processing Center
    P.O. Box 10479
    Newport Beach, CA 91658-0479          (DO NOT SEND CASH - WRITE CITATION NUMBER ON PAYMENT)
  4. There is NO in-person payment option

    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