Parking Citation Fees Double for Most Violations

The increase took effect July 1 and will allow cities to recover most of its cost.

Parking tickets have gotten a whole lot more expensive, as of July 1.

Fines for designated parking prohibitions and restrictions have increased to $26. Previously, 19 of the parking citations cost $13, and two citations had fines of $16 and $18 – Parking in Two Spaces and Not Parking in Marked Spaces, respectively.

The increase is expected to allow cities to recover most of the cost associated with issuing each citation.

The State of California levies a total of $12.50 in fees and assessments for each citation. The State's assessments include: courthouse construction ($2.50); criminal justice facility ($2.50); ICNF court construction ($3); court construction ($1.50); and the Trial Court Trust Fund ($3). Cities also pay a citation processing fee of $1.48. Meanwhile, the city’s labor cost for processing each citation is approximately $13.60.

The increased fines will apply to the following violations:

  • No Parking 3 a.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Posted No Stopping
  • Improper Curb Parking
  • Repairing Vehicle in Street
  • No Parking on Apron
  • Expired Registration
  • Angle Parking
  • Perpendicular Driveway Parking
  • Blocking Street
  • No Front License Plate
  • Parked on Lawn/Unpaved
  • Bus Zone
  • Parking Hazard; Blocking Driveway
  • Parking on Parkway
  • Unloading Only
  • Loading Zone
  • Restricted Parking 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Parking on Unapproved Surface
  • Parking in Two Spaces
  • Not Parked in Marked Space

The City’s of Cerritos and Artesia issue parking citations to uphold the law and improve community safety.

MS July 23, 2012 at 07:46 PM
Parking violation in City of Artiesia. Parked in an empty church parking (Pioneer Blvd. Indian Stores area. Sunday evening at 6.40pm. Fine is $134. A huge ripoff. the ticket says, failing to obey posted signs (and qualifies saying church parking only). this violation is clearly designed to milk money from American-Indians (who give so much business to City of Artesia and its businesses). Sunday evening at 630pm, nobody is in the church. And the parking officer is very belligerent and wants to milk as many Indians as possible. He and city of Artesia is targeting Indians in this area. Be very careful. Officer has camera and tape / digital voice recorder. This is designed to maximize revenues to City of Artesia. Go catch some people (robbers , muggers, thief) who come into Indian homes and steal jewellery. Cops are not doing anything, now the city guys are targeting Indians. shameful and racist is what I feel.
CHS Parent July 23, 2012 at 10:44 PM
Everyone regardless of race needs to obey the laws. The Indians are lucky that J walking is not on the list......it is ridiciouls to go down Pioneer Blvd on the weekends because of people crossing where they shouldn't
acu October 21, 2012 at 03:18 AM
Agree Artesia is getting crazy. They sure are targeting the indian shopping area. Got a ticket whilst unloading my car, car was just partially on a red crub
SL October 21, 2012 at 03:46 AM
Yes, you can point to 1 particular Artesia Parking Enforcement guy going nuts over writing Tickets even inside the Parking Lot of Ranch 99 '30 mins Parking'. I got 1 Ticket for this. I always see the same guy in the same parking lot every weekend. He is nuts! Can the City issued Parking Tickets inside a private mini Mall? I like to know.
OM February 04, 2013 at 07:46 PM
WTF. City of artesia is getting desperate to get money from any asian shopper within city limit. Got a ticket for "expired registration" within parking lot of 99 ranch market. WTF? I already paid my registration fee before expiration of my registration. It's 21th century. They haven't any device linked to DMV to check it before they write it? In addition, the person who wrote the ticket can not even tell the difference between paint color of white or silver on my car? Or, even the model of my car. He/she just crossed out the incorrect information and then rewrite them again. Watchout, if any of your car's tires lands on top of the paint which divide the parking space. You'll get a ticket for it. Does anyone know, in CA, if it is legal for the city to cite parking violation code on a privately own shopping center?
Oshin March 18, 2013 at 10:28 PM
We should spread our words and stop shopping in this city. Today I saw more than 10 cars got tickets in 99 ranch market plaza too. I will not go back to this 99 ranch market again.
kamlesh April 05, 2013 at 04:21 AM
yes! no more shopping in Artesia. They issued me a ticket for $ 134.00 because my car was parked for few hrs on church parking lost. there was no service going on at that time. I am going to contest this ticketr as there is no sign posted saying that they awill be imposing a fine. Kamlesh


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